Siemens Receives Major Contract from Indy Airport for EDS Routing System

Systems will convey all checked baggage through airports explosives detection systems


Siemens Energy & Automation's Airport Logistics Division has been awarded a USD22.8m contract by the Indianapolis International Airport (IAA) for a new baggage handling and in-line security screening system.

The new system has reportedly been designed for the new Midfield Terminal, part of the New Indianapolis Airport Project. The project, which is expected to be completed by late 2008, is intended to drive the airport's effort towards LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, making it one of the first airports in the US to receive the certification.

Siemens said that it will provide more than 13,000 feet of baggage handling conveyor and unique high-speed diverters to route all checked baggage through Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) equipment. These systems will make check-in easier for passengers and open up the airport lobby to improve the flow of traffic. In addition Siemens will provide six baggage claim units and an integrated software solution that monitors, controls and reports on system activity.

[Airline Industry Information -- 04/25/06]