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Keywords : Airport, baggage, discrete simulation.
In this paper new concepts for baggage transport to and from narrow body airplanes are presented. The concepts are simulated and applied to a part of Schiphol Airport Amsterdam. The current baggage transportation is labour intensive and bares the risk of damaging or losing bags. Moreover it is time-critical because of the tight flight schedules used. An alternative scheduling method as well as the application of a partly automated baggage loading and unloading vehicle are investigated with simulation and reported. It appears that a considerable saving is possible when using both the scheduling method and the new baggage vehicle.
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