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Full scale demonstration of an Innovative solution for Baggage Handling Systems at airports (IBiS)

Full scale demonstration of an Innovative solution for Baggage Handling Systems at airports (IBiS)

Objective

BBHS has developed a unique intelligent baggage handling system (BHS) for airports that uses LEAN principles of just-in-time and pull - each baggage is dispatched when required at each departure, opposed to the current push operations occupying vast capacity in existing BHS systems – leading to a reduction of required manual lifts by 95% and increased system capacity. BBHS’ solution is based on an automated modular concept designed for both departure and arrival and it occupies up to 50% less space than the current baggage handling facilities with equivalent capacity. The systems modularity can be adjusted/scaled to customer needs. BBHS is the first and only system in the world for baggage handling that reduces manual handling by 95% all the way through the process, based on highly automated workflows at the makeup area and transfer to aircrafts. This SME instrument innovation project (Phases 1 and 2) aims at further maturing the proposed solution from a preliminary pilot study (TRL6) into commercial readiness. The strategy for Phase 1 is to consider standing barriers and limitations identified during the small pilot study and define strategies for optimization and scaling (including the full logistic/technological system). These aspects together with a study of our market targets and potential clients will pave the way for a solid Phase 2 and market introduction. On its turn, Phase 2 will focus on large-scale demonstration of the BBHS solution in an operational airport setting, and include system’s/ modularity maturation establishing the grounds for full scalability. The IBiS project is expected to generate an economic turnover for BBHS in the order of €92 million, corresponding to over €17 M in profits, in the initial 5 years post project. The project will directly contribute to low-cost, high-reliability, fully automated baggage handling, thus directly addressing this important axis in EU strategy for time and cost efficient baggage transportation & logistics.
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Coordinator

BBHS AS

Address

Hovedgaden 451 F
2640 Hedehusene

Denmark

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 781885

  • Start date

    1 August 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.2.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

BBHS AS

Denmark