The Vanderlande Industries baggage handling software (VIBES) has been approved for the US market by BNP Associates. BNP provides specialised consulting services and is the largest consultant for the air transportation industry worldwide. With this important accomplishment Vanderlande Industries has turned its baggage handling software solution into a recognised controls brand in the North American market. Vanderlande Industries is one of the top three suppliers of airport baggage handling systems in North America and the largest in the world.

State-of-the-art baggage handling software

Vanderlande has over 15 years of experience in baggage handling software. “This is essential in our business,” explains Henk de Groot, VP operations of Vanderlande Industries Inc. “Not two airports are the same in terms of layout and distances, traffic volumes and patterns. That is why there are no standard baggage handling solutions. The state-of-the-art technical software combined with our deep knowledge of IT and controls, enables us to offer every client the right solution for their baggage handling operation.”

Today’s demand for detailed planning, flexible response to schedule changes and instant access to supervisory information makes IT a vital part of the total baggage handling system. Vanderlande Industries offers a standard solution through the Vanderlande Industries baggage execution system (VIBES) software. This flexible and modular baggage handling software enables the complete operational management of baggage handling systems. This suite is fully compliant with latest regulations of the TSA, the agent of US Department of Homeland Security that oversees inline screening of baggage, as well as CATSA, the Canadian regulatory body.

Benefits of VIBES baggage handling software

The software suite VIBES allows real-time monitoring and enhancing performance of a baggage handling system on airports. Within VIBES the following modules are integrated:

  • Planning and scheduling, including flight plans and routing preferences
  • Executing of baggage handling system functions
  • Monitoring and reporting both real-time and over any given time period
  • Optimising using collected data to analyse performance, predict future responses and optimise the output of the baggage handling system

The VIBES software suite allows airports to reduce mishandled bag rates, analyses system usage and performance, optimally plans resources, optimally schedules in maintenance and therefore helps to continuously improve your business.

VIBES software has been installed successfully at Houston George W Bush International Airport, San Antonio International Airport and is currently being installed at Sacramento International Airport.