Rome - Leonardo has been awarded, through a public tender, a contract for maintenance and technical management of all baggage handling systems at the Rome Fiumicino Intercontinental Airport and the Rome Ciampino International Airport, both managed by Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A. Leonardo, partnering with Siemens (Leonardo 84%; Siemens 16%), was awarded the contract totaling more than 96 million euros which includes a four - year contract plus option for an additional four years. With the award of this contract, Leonardo confirms i ts position as one of the leading operators in the international market for airport Baggage Handling Systems (BHS). Leonardo not only has designed, implemented and installed these systems, but has also gained a significant position in the market as after s ales services supplier.
In the last 24 months Leonardo has been awarded contracts for the implementation and service of baggage handling systems for multiple European airports in Zurich, Geneva, Paris Orly, Lyon, Mulhouse; and international airports in Kuw ait City and other Middle Eastern and Asian locations.
The contract, signed between Leonardo and Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A. (ADR), provides the technical management, preventive and corrective maintenance of each BHS plant. Evaluative maintenance work for t echnological updates of each system will also occur to effectively adapt to changes in service requests.
The agreement also includes the maintenance of the Information Technology component that manages the plants, Sorting Allocation Computer ( SAC ) and Supe rvisory Control and Data Acquisition ( SCADA ).
ADR has recently completed a multi-year campaign of renewal and evolution for the entire baggage handling chain at the Fiumicino and Ciampino airports improving the quality of the service for the passenger.
As part of this plan, Leonardo has delivered two new large BHS systems at Rome Fiumicino, the first dedicated to the flights of the Alitalia and the SkyTeam alliance carriers, the second dedicated to all the other carriers.
Both plants, in service since 2016 , have been designed and built by LoB Automation of Leonardo at the Genoa site and adopt the MBHS ( Mutisorting Baggage Handling System ) sorting machines based on the innovative cross - belt technology. In 2017, the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampi no served a total of 47 million passengers, hosting 360,000 flight movements.