Alstef Canada has deployed a new version of its BAGSORT sortation allocation control (SAC) software at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in Canada.

Quebec-based Alstef Canada designed, delivered, and installed the baggage handling system for the new transborder terminal at ADM Aéroports de Montréal operated Montréal-Trudeau Airport. Since 2009, the company has been contracted to operate, supervise, maintain, support, and improve the transborder baggage handling system (BHS), including the automatic bag drop (ABD) stations. During this time, Alstef has also improved the ITD & ITPC processes and provided BAGVIEW (SCADA) upgrades.

The latest BAGSORT SAC upgrade allows United States Customs Border Protection (US CBP) to perform pre-clearance of passengers on Canadian soil, which requires processing data related to baggage and passengers. The main deliverables of this project were to facilitate advanced routing logic, including airport-specific business rules, full integration with airline systems, BIWIS functionality including, weight, image capture, custom level 1 (with weight and imaging), custom level 2 (with pax and bags), bag management and US CBP interaction with automated bag recall. The solution also controls the early bag storage system (EBS), which consists of 450 individual conveyors.

The project involved the software development team in France and the Canadian local IT and operations team, and the system was thoroughly tested and validated prior to its deployment, Alstef Canada said.


Image: Montréal-Trudeau International Airport