Alstef Group

Airport Baggage Handling Systems

Alstef Group designs innovative and sustainable solutions for airport Baggage Handling Systems.

From small airports to major hubs, Alstef Group has been delivering BAGGAGE HANDLING SYSTEMS, solutions and support to airports around the globe for over 50 years.

Over the years, we’ve made it a top priority to maintain compliance of our systems with changing safety regulations and IATA guidelines. We have worked continuously to develop innovative, high-performance baggage handling equipment and value-engineered solutions. We have extensive experience undertaking retrofit works, working within the challenges of operational airports, and are experts at minimizing impacts to operations. Our industry knowledge and decades of experience enable us to deliver our customers the best advice and solutions available.

Our extensive product range includes products for check-in, transportation, sortation, reclaim and control software.

We go beyond automation.

With a team of in-house specialists in mechanics, electricity, automation, and I.T., Alstef Group designs efficient solutions to optimise the processing time of baggage, assure flexible operations, reduce the costs of maintenance and save energy. Alstef Group has the capacity to deliver turnkey systems and to perform operation and maintenance.

In addition we integrate all the technologies making it possible to improve the performance of its systems. Alstef Group has developed unique expertise in the integration of high speed Standard 3 tomography machines in order to check 100% of bags. We have also developed several baggage tag identification systems, for 100% traceable baggage in the airports: laser or optic reading of barcodes, optic cameras with character recognition or RFID tag reading.

Our innovation team is continuously monitoring the industry to come up with new and better ways of doing things such as our BAGXone (Automated Guided Vehicle fleet) and our brand new Swift Drop (self-service bag drop) in collaboration with SITA.

Company Profile

  • Design simulation of BHD system and emulation testing

Alstef Group understands that airport growth is ongoing, so we design our systems with a value-engineered approach and make use of simulation and emulation modeling to develop functional solutions focused on energy efficiency and future-proofing, to allow for ongoing development and expansion. Our expert staff work face-to-face with our clients in developing customized solutions using our advanced modular systems. Our aim is to provide reliable systems and services while lowering the total cost of ownership.

  • Software

The BAGware suite of software includes a comprehensive, secure range of baggage handling system control, tracking, sortation, visualization, and information software modules, to provide real-time bag traceability and full baggage handling system low-level and high-level control.

BAGsort Sortation, Allocation, Control (SAC) software provides full sortation and flight allocation of outbound baggage and bag screening status and management through the five levels of hold bag screening controls. BAGSORT provides real-time traceability of each bag, reducing the number of delayed/lost bags and ensuring compliance with screening mandates.

BAGview is the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) solution allowing operators to monitor and control the baggage handling system components in real-time via a dynamic BHS visualization and intuitive interface. Available with 2D or 3D visualization options. BAGview can be built on multiple industry-standard platforms allowing access to manage alarms and faults along with logging data and events. 

BAGanalytics is a complete Management Information System / Business Process Improvement solution, BAGanalytics interfaces to any BHS database to acquire and analyse data and visually informs and guides users through a structured, easy to understand graphical interface.

BAGXpert is a self-learning, adaptative predictive maintenance solution which makes it possible to anticipate failure, detect risks of breakdowns, and reorganize maintenance activity in real-time to safeguard ongoing operation.


Alstef Group has also developed a strong expertise in the maintenance and operation of baggage systems. With Istanbul, Paris CDG, Fort de France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Dubaï, Montréal, and Nice, Alstef Group has an experience of over 15 years in the on site maintenance of baggage systems.

Our on-site BHS operations team provides comprehensive monitoring of the check-in conveyors, outbound BHS – screening and sortation system, and in-bound carousels. We ensure a skilled team is on-site at all times while the system is in operation to undertake all tasks required for the smooth operation of your system.

Alternatively, Alstef Group allows you to tailor a package from our wide range of maintenance services including, local support, 24/7 phone support, spare parts support, regular scheduled preventative maintenance services, and system health checks.

Alstef Group has several maintenance engineering tools featuring multiple functionalities including tracking and planning of maintenance schedules and monitoring of works in progress relating to the baggage handling system. Our solutions can facilitate the management of spare parts stock – including inventories, entries/exits, purchases etc, and the management of both material and human resources and our mobile solution makes it easy for maintenance teams to increase maintenance productivity.

Company News

Alstef Group awarded contract for new terminal baggage handling system at Kyzylorda Airport, Kazakhstan

Alstef Group has been awarded the contract to design and install the baggage handling system for the new, modern terminal at Kyzylorda Airport in Kazakhstan. The project will include the installation of both the outbound …

Alstef Group awarded baggage handling system upgrade at Strasbourg Airport

Alstef Group has been awarded the contract to upgrade Strasbourg Airport's baggage handling system. The project involves adapting Strasbourg Airport baggage screening systems to meet the latest EASA Standard 3.1 screening requirements. Alstef Group will add …

Air France Cargo Increases its Operational Performance with Alstef Group

An AGV system at the service of an international freight hub At the heart of the international network of Air France Cargo, the Air France-KLM Group’s cargo business unit, is the G1XL station. This 12-hectare hub, …

Alstef Canada celebrates new improved BAGSORT BHS sortation software deployment at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport

Alstef Canada has successfully deployed a new improved version of its BAGSORT - Sortation Allocation Control (SAC) software - at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Canada operated by ADM Aéroports de Montréal. Alstef Canada designed, …

SWIFT DROP – a faster bag drop solution.

Alstef Group and air transport industry provider SITA have combined their expertise to develop an industry-leading self-service bag drop that is fast, convenient, and reliable. Alstef Group provides baggage handling conveyor expertise along with AI technology …

Malé airport baggage system to be upgraded by Alstef Group

Alstef Group has been awarded a project to upgrade the baggage handling system at Malé International Airport. The airport is located on Hulhule Island in the North Male Atoll, near the main island of Male, and …

Alstef Group Awarded Baggage System Replacement Project at Bucharest Otopeni Airport

Following a public tender, Bucharest National Airports Company (CNAB) has awarded Alstef Group an international terminal baggage handling system and screening upgrade project at Henri Coandă International Airport located in Otopeni, just north of Romania’s capital …

Alstef Group selected for baggage handling system rebuild project at Princess Juliana International Airport, Sint Maarten

Through a rigorous competitive process, Glidepath Limited - now trading as Alstef Group - has been selected to supply, install, and commission the new baggage handling system at Princess Juliana International Airport, the main airport …


Alstef Group has been selected by Nice Côte d’Azur Airport handle the renovation of the baggage handling system for T2.1 Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has entrusted Alstef Group to renovate the check-in, and reclaim areas of …

Alstef Group to upgrade arrival carousels at four Mexican Airports operated by GAP

Alstef Group is beginning work to upgrade the inbound baggage systems at four different airports in Mexico operated by Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, SAB de CV or “GAP”. Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto …

Rennes Bretagne Airport, Proavia and Alstef Group Join Forces for an AGV Airport Innovation Trial

Alstef Group has signed an AirportLAB experimentation agreement with Rennes Bretagne Airport (Rennes Airport) during 2021. Created by PROAVIA, AirportLAB allows member companies to trial their innovations in a real airport context. Within this framework, …

SATIE Project Improves Cybersecurity of Baggage Handling Systems

The European project SATIE (Security of Air Transport Infrastructure of Europe) has come to an end, after more than two years of work that led to the development of the «SATIE Toolkit», a platform that …

Alstef Group to upgrade the baggage system at Mayotte Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport

Alstef Group has been awarded the outbound baggage system upgrade project at Mayotte Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport, an expansion of the baggage system Alstef installed back in 2013. The airport is located in Dzaoudzi, which is on …

Almaty International Airport new terminal baggage system awarded to Alstef Group

Alstef Group has been awarded a contract to install the baggage handling system for the new international terminal at Almaty International Airport, 15 km northeast of Almaty, the largest city and commercial capital of Kazakhstan. –   Situated …

Isavia selects Alstef Group for Keflavik Airport baggage system upgrade

As part of a terminal expansion project, Iceland airport operator Isavia has selected Alstef Group to design, build, and integrate new arrivals and departure baggage handling systems at Keflavik Airport in Reykjavik. The turn-key project includes …


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