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Noida International Airport selects Siemens VarioTray baggage handling system

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Noida International Airport (NIA), which aims to be the first airport in India to achieve net zero emissions, has signed an agreement with Siemens Logistics India Private Limited under which Siemens will design, supply, install, commission, operate and maintain the departure and arrival baggage handling system for Noida International Airport.

The Siemens VarioTray system is a modular and expandable technology. It will provide fast and safe transportation of baggage with high level of accuracy. This will be a fully automated system with a high level of precision, ensuring that each bag is tracked along its route with live security status. The technology will integrate seamlessly with Noida International Airport’s operations and provide fast baggage handling. Owing to its design and configuration, it will also assure a reliable and energy-efficient transportation of bags, a statement said.

Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Noida International Airport, said, “We are excited to partner with Siemens to deliver a quick, cost-efficient, and seamless experience to our passengers at the airport. Together, we will build a user-friendly airport which will set a new benchmark to be digitally enabled, supported by integrated systems. We also aim to become the most efficient transfer hub in India, and this tie-up will help us achieve the same effortlessly with Siemens logistics. We are committed to enabling quick and efficient processes at the best value to passengers, airlines, as well as our logistics partners.”

Michael Schneider, Executive Vice President, Siemens Logistics, said, “We are absolutely delighted to be selected by NIA and to be a part of this exciting new airport development in India. Siemens Logistics has been instrumental to the development of airports logistic systems in the country and in meeting the growth ambitions of many of our customers at multiple airports in India already. We will build on our excellent project delivery skills as well as service capability while embarking on this journey together with NIA. The deployment of our latest tray technology baggage handling system will contribute to passengers at NIA enjoying the best services levels, whilst the operator can rely on operational efficiency and future proof expandability.”

The Siemens VarioTray is capable of transporting bags up to a speed of 10 m/ sec. The baggage is transported in individual trays enhancing handling quality and traceability of every single bag, providing peace of mind to passengers, and improving airline turnaround performance, the statement said.

Noida International Airport (NIA) will connect the greater Delhi area and Western Uttar Pradesh with other cities in India and the world. This world-class airport will combine Swiss efficiency and Indian hospitality to offer rich experiences and comprehensive commercial attractions and services to its passengers. NIA will be the first airport in its class in India to achieve net zero emissions, setting a new standard for sustainable airport operations.

Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) was established for the development, construction and operation of the greenfield project – the Noida International Airport. The company, a 100% subsidiary of Zurich Airport International AG, will be responsible for the implementation of the public-private partnership project in close partnership with the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India. The concession period for Noida International Airport commenced on October 01, 2021 and will run for 40 years. At its opening at the end of 2024, the airport will feature one runway and one terminal and handle a capacity of 12 million passengers – with the potential for further development in additional construction phases.

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