KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Edgemoor Team design-builder Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC) is pleased to add global market leader Vanderlande to the New Terminal project team. Vanderlande will lead the design and installation of an individual carrier baggage handling system (ICS) at Kansas City International Airport – a critical component of the project.
Vanderlande’s Individual Carrier System, which has been implemented at airports like Heathrow, Munich, and Barcelona, delivers improved baggage service both to and from aircraft with reduced travel times, a smaller carbon footprint and reduced operating costs.
“Vanderlande’s reputation as a leader in airport process automation and years of experience make them the right partner for this project,” said Mark Goodwin, CWC Vice President.
“We are excited about the technology that Vanderlande brings to the New Terminal and the enhanced customer service benefits it will bring to our flying public,” said Pat Klein, Kansas City Director of Aviation. “We expect it to greatly enhance a crucial component of that experience.”
Established in 1949, Vanderlande has active systems in 600 airports world-wide, including 14 of the globe’s top 20 facilities. Their systems move more than 4.2 billion pieces of luggage each year. Vanderlande’s product development aims to find solutions that are healthier to work with, reduce consumption of natural resources, and minimize CO2 emissions, values that directly align with the New Terminal project team’s ongoing efforts to create a sustainable facility.
Vanderlande adds to the Edgemoor Team’s growing list of partners and continues the positive momentum that has been building on the project.
The demolition of Terminal A currently is underway and is expected to be complete by the end of summer. The New Terminal is scheduled to open in spring 2023. Follow the progress of the New Terminal project at BuildKCI.com.