In late 2021, Edmonton International Airport (YEG) released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for its Baggage System Modernization project. The RFP process aimed to identify parties interested in partnering with YEG on strategic and innovative solutions for the airport’s Baggage Handling System (BHS) including modernization of the baggage system but also looking to address deficiencies and critical risks within the current BHS environment.
After a rigorous year-long evaluation process, Alstef Group was assessed as providing the best value proposal to meet the airport’s long-term needs, and Alstef Group is delighted to be now acknowledged as YEG’s preferred partner for BHS-related works.
The first phase of the BHS modernization project begins immediately. It includes the replacement of legacy controls equipment, upgrading and adding new bag-tag readers, the replacement of the existing SCADA software, and the development and commissioning of transit passenger baggage processing software. Subsequent future phases, to begin in late 2023 and early 2024, involve the modernization of the airport’s legacy baggage handling infrastructure and operational technical support.
“It is a great accolade to be selected as YEG’s preferred partner,” says Philippe Hamon, Alstef Group Airports Sales Director. “We were up against some tough competition, but a focus on partnerships is part of our core values and this came through strongly in our proposal,” continues Hamon. “We aim to maintain enduring relationships with every new customer, so being awarded a ‘preferred partner’ status means so much more to us than a project award.”
“Alstef Group’s strategic approach to airport operations’ systems complements our goals of delivering an efficient and positive passenger experience. Their knowledge in the field and proven ability to modernize technical systems are just a few of the reasons we have chosen them as our trusted partner,” states Steve Maybee, Vice President of Operations, Infrastructure and Corporate Communications, Edmonton International Airport (YEG).
“We are excited to enter into a long-term partnership with the Alstef Group to provide reliable, secure, and innovative baggage services. We look forward to collaborating with our airline partners, internal teams, and, most importantly, our passengers to modernize these critical services,” adds Tara Mulrooney, Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Edmonton International Airport (YEG).
The future-focused partnership will allow YEG and Alstef Group to plan and work together to prepare the airport for the future, utilizing the wide range of BHS technologies and services Alstef Group has to offer.