Vanderlande Industries has announced that it has been awarded a contract for the design and installation of a new airport baggage handling system at Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The contract is scheduled for completion in March, 2013.

Vanderlande Industries president, Ewout Cassee said: “We are very proud to make a major contribution to the modernisation of the Terminal 4 operations. The new baggage handling system with a capacity of 6,500 bags per hour, will guarantee smooth baggage flows resulting in an improved passenger experience.”

Vanderlande Industries has excellent project management capabilities that give any customer the confidence their project will be completed within schedule and budget. The well recognised delivering certainty® of Vanderlande Industries together with the high quality of the various baggage handling products were reasons for the customer to award this project to Vanderlande Industries.

With more than 50 years experience in airport baggage handling systems, Vanderlande Industries is one of the world’s leading turnkey integrators of baggage handling systems. Vanderlande Industries has implemented more than 50 system solutions in the US and continues to grow every year. This project at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York includes 14,000ft (4.200 metres) of new conveyors, includes the integration of ten automated screening machines as part of the new airport baggage handling system and adds six more high quality baggage carousels. Vanderlande has carried out similar projects at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

The new airport baggage handling system will manage outbound, inbound and transfer baggage for Terminal 4 and will significantly contribute to the improvement of the travel experience at the airport. In 2010, Delta Air Lines made the decision to consolidate their international flights on Terminal 4, which will reduce most of the transfer to other terminals and will be a major improvement for travelers’ experience with connecting flights at JFK. With this new baggage handling system, Terminal 4 is preparing to serve the increasing number of passengers that fly to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.