Glidepath

Glidepath

Airport Baggage Handling Specialists

Glidepath has been a supplier of turnkey Baggage Handling Systems to the North American aviation industry for more than 28 years. In 2004 our commitment to this market was reinforced by establishing a dedicated USA engineering and manufacturing facility in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. More than 40 specialized professionals utilize industry leading technology and fully intergrated design and manufacturing systems to produce world class baggage handling solutions.

Glidepath is especially experienced in providing integrated EDS screening solutions with more than 23 projects in 13 countries and integration of over 54 Explosion Detection System (EDS) machines. These design solutions integrate EDS computer tomography (CT), X-ray machines and explosive trace detection devices (ETD’s). Glidepath’s in-line security screening software provides automation of fully intergated EDS systems.

Glidepath can provide ongoing operation and maintenance of newly installed and existing systems. Operation and maintenance teams can also be contracted to provide airport authorities with full building facility management, including aerobridges, conveyor systems and general building maintenance.

Company Profile

  • Baggage Handling Systems

    Glidepath manufactures a complete range of baggage handling products and systems. Glidepath designs and manufacturers a full complement of baggage handling equipment including check-in conveyors, make-up carrousels, merges, queues, diverters and belt conveyor. Glidepath can meet all airport BHS requirements including large software driven baggage sorting systems for high capacity international airports.

    Airport and Baggage Security Systems

    Meeting international requirements for airport safety and security, Glidepath has developed a full range of software security systems and integrates explosive detection systems (EDS) including computer tomography (CT), x-ray machines and explosive trace detection (ETD’s) for efficient and reliable hold baggage screening. Glidepath’s in-line security screening software provides automation of  the explosive detection system and the automatic collection of bag security status data.

    Software Control Systems

    Glidepath has developed a full suite of system-management software. Software packages, GlideControl – PLC control, GlideView – System Control & Data Acquisition and GlideSort – Automated Sortation Control are designed to interface between airport and airlines information networks, EDS machines and Glidepath’s baggage handling systems.

     

    Airport Baggage Handling Specialists
  • Cargo Handling Systems

    Robust and durable products, which include orientation decks, scissor lifts, traversing vehicles, transfer tables, roller decks and ball decks. Glidepath cargo handling systems can be manual or fully automated and are designed to transport ULD’s weighing up to 15,400 lbs.

    Software Operations and Services

    Manufacturing: Mechanical, Electrical and Software Design, System Design and Layout Preparation

    Three-dimensional Computer Aided Design (CAD) facilities are used to design the most suitable installation and to optimize available space and throughput while complying with building physical constraints. Glidepath utilize three dimensional scanning technology to survey existing site conditions in order to reduce cost and risk.

    Systems Integration

    Glidepath integrates mechanical, electrical and software systems to provide fully automated systems. Glidepath can integrate explosive detection systems and specialized sorter equipment, sourced from key strategically allied suppliers for 100% screening of hold baggage and highspeed sortation. Our software packages are designed to interface with airport and airline networks.

    Manufacturing: Mechanical, Electrical and Software Design

    Glidepath manufacturing facilities have been developed over 35 years and provide reduced production times coupled with flexibility to incorporate customer specific changes at short notice. Glidepath has a comprehensive test rig for new product and pre-site software testing.

    Operation and Maintenance Programs

    Glidepath can provide ongoing operation and maintenance of newly installed and existing systems. Operation and maintenance teams can also be contracted to provide airport authorities with full building facility management.

    Project Management and Site Installation Services

    Glidepath’s highly experienced project management teams ensure that projects are completed to the highest quality standards within budget, timeframe and specification. Site managers work closely with local contractors, provide commissioning to fine-tune customers’ requirements, demonstrate performance compliance and provide training to customer’s staff.

    24×7 Hour Remote Support

    Glidepath’s Internet/dial-in based 24 hour remote support provides immediate on-line system monitoring to support on-site operation crews.

    Problem diagnosis via remote login allows for the download of system reports and system incident logs, enabling our system engineers to quickly trace faults and restore normal operations. In addition our 24 hour telephone hot-line gives you access to experts on call. Glidepath can also provide remote internet networked communications.

     

    Airport Baggage Handling Specialists
  • Powerwalk - Moving Walkways

    Powerwalks

    The Glidewalk is a versatile pedestrian conveyor consisting of crescent-shaped pallets linked together to form an endless flat conveying surface. Installed in aquariums and entertainment complexes throughout the world the Glidewalk is designed to move large numbers of people and provide throughput control. Ideal for tourist attractions and exhibitions, the Glidewalk adds a further dimension to the entertainment experience.

    Flexible Configuration

    The Glidewalk’s flexible design allows a variety of configurations and layouts to be achieved. Comprised of straight modules and curved modules, the length of the straight modules is adjustable as is the curve radius of the curved modules. Using modern computer animated design facilities, Glidepath can provide different layouts to suit client requirements.

    Glidewalk Project References

    The first Glidewalk installation was completed at Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, Auckland, New Zealand in 1981. The success of this installation has led to many further Glidewalk projects around the world including Shanghai Underwater World, China and the Kattegat Aquarium Centre in Denmark.

     

    Airport Baggage Handling Specialists
  • Airport Security Systems

    To meet international requirements for airport safety and security, Glidepath has developed a full range of software security systems.

    These include baggage reconciliation for automatic passenger-bag matching and 100% hold baggage screening for verification of baggage content safety and security. All software communicates with GlideBase – Glidepath’s overall system management software.

    GlideBase also provides system interfaces to airport and airline networks. All Glidepath’s software security systems are designed to run on industry standard hardware providing low cost of ownership, reliability and future expandability. Please see Glidepath’s “Baggage Handling Systems” page and the “Santiago Airport” case study for more information on Glidepath hold baggage screening.

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Company News

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    Glidepath employee Dean Adams, Airport Services Manager of the Perth Airport baggage handling system has been awarded second place in the Work Safety Awards WA 2014. The title of the award category; ‘Best …
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    15th - 17th October 2014, China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China Glidepath will be exhibiting at booth #403 With its comprehensive range of equipment, technology and services for ground handling, terminal operations, airport IT …
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    Glidepath, has won a major contract to provide an integrated BHS system to deliver world class screening standards, faster throughput and flexible design to future proof Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. …
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    Terminal Western Australia has awarded the baggage handling contract for the new regional terminal located adjacent to Perth International Airport to Glidepath, a global provider of airport baggage handling and security systems.  The terminal is …
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    Glidepath, the global provider of airport baggage handling and security systems, has secured a technology solutions contract to expand the checked bag security facility at Penang International Airport in Malaysia. The airport is situated in …
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    Glidepath will be exhibiting at the 6th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, titled "Aviation Business Strategies – Meeting of Minds". The event will be held at the Taj Palace Hotel …
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    Leading global provider of airport baggage handlings systems Glidepath has secured a contract to provide a baggage system to Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport in Liberia, Costa Rica.   The terminal development project …
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    Some projects turn thorny and stay difficult right to the end, which is an accurate depiction of a recent project in Hartford, CT. However, in Glidepath’s view the real measure of success is …
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    The May 1st opening of the King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) in Durban, South Africa went according to plan with no major incidents reported – quite a feat for a brand new airport …
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    The Glidepath resume is expanding in more ways than one. In June, Glidepath signed a contract for an upgraded Baggage Handling System (BHS) for VIA Rail in Toronto’s Union Station that broadens the …
  • Glidepath - Airport Baggage Handling Specialists

    Glidepath will be exhibiting at the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly Conference & Exhibition to be held at the Hilton Sanya Resort and Spa in Sanya, Hainan, China from 11 - 14 May 2010 …
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    Glidepath Group is stepping up its presence in Australia as it wins new contracts to design, manufacture and install the next generation of its customised airport baggage handling, sorting and screening systems. “You would be …
  • Glidepath News - June 29, 2009

    Glidepath is on track to sustain its track record of growth in the North American market winning a significant US$21 million project to supply a fully integrated baggage handling, sortation and explosive detection system at …
  • Glidepath News - April 2009

    Glidepath has been in business in Australia for 35 years. Most Australian airports, in fact, are likely to have some piece of Glidepath technology. In the past 18 months the innovative, custom-made engineering …
  • Glidepaths Global Growth Continues to Accelerate

    Glidepath has also been selected to supply a new multi-million dollar baggage handling system for Christchurch International Airport's new integrated terminal project.Further afield, Glidepath have secured a multi-million contract to supply a CBS transfer baggage …
  • Leading Baggage Handling Specialist, Glidepath, Wins Nashville International Airport Contract

    The US$32 million security project, due for completion in 2010, will see the privately owned New Zealand company with its North American manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas, working alongside airport architects, Gresham, Smith and Partners, …

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Glidepath
Glidepath Head Office
30 Cartwright Road, Glen Eden
Auckland
New Zealand
  • +64 9 818 3354