Daifuku wins operations and maintenance contract for BHS at Cleveland Hopkins Airport
by Joe O’Connor
Elite Line Services (ELS), a subsidiary of material handling specialist Daifuku, has been contracted to assume full operations and maintenance (O&M) responsibility for the newly commissioned Daifuku Jervis B Webb in-line baggage handling system (BHS) at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Ohio.
The four-year service contract covers the O&M of 5,500ft of conveyor, 11 claim units, 421 drives, 100 power turns, 12 high-speed diverters and six make-up units. It also includes operational responsibilities for control room monitoring, manual encoding and jam clearing. Additionally, ELS will maintain 31 of Daifuku’s Mobile Inspection Tables (MIT), which have been designed to improve the efficiency and ergonomics in the TSA Checked Baggage Resolution Area (CBRA). The Cleveland Hopkins O&M contract is the third airport service contract won by ELS in 2017.
Ian Charters, chief operations officer, ELS, said, “ELS is excited by the opportunity to extend its market-leading O&M services at the birthplace of aviation, and looks forward to building a close working relationship with the airlines and the airport. The new Cleveland Airport program adds to the company’s substantial 2017 airport business expansion and we consider this as further evidence that the quality and consistency of our maintenance programs better position us to meet the needs of our customers.”
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