14 December, 2017: Leonardo, an Italian global high-tech company has been signed to design, supply and bring into service a complete Baggage Handling System (BHS) at Kuwait City International Airport’s new Terminal 4.
The upgrade is part of a wider airport project to construct a new passenger terminal building and associated infrastructure. This endeavor was launched in 2016 by Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and is being led by a joint-venture between Turkish company Cengiz Insaat and local company First Kuwaiti. Leonardo was selected by Cengiz Insaat to provide the new Baggage Handling System.
Terminal 4’s new Baggage Handling System will help the airport cope with the increase in numbers and ensure that passengers’ luggage continues to be smoothly and efficiently processed. The new Terminal 4 is being fast-tracked to ensure that the airport can effectively support existing Terminal 1 operations. Deliveries for the Baggage Handling System are expected to be completed by 2018.
Leonardo’s BHS utilises the most recent technology to ensure smooth operation, reduced power consumption and ease of maintenance. The company will supply a complete system including departures and arrivals subsystems, 48 check-in desks, integrated ‘standard 3’ x-ray machines, make-up carousels, a level 3 hold baggage screening area and arrival lines which feed reclaim carousels with integrated customs screening via x-ray machines. Leonardo will also be providing its monitoring system to assist operators and maintenance personnel.