DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading global provider of airport baggage handling systems Glidepath has secured a contract to provide an automated baggage system to Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport in Liberia, Costa Rica. The terminal development project is aimed at empowering the region which is gateway to some of the most spectacular and exclusive destinations in Costa Rica and the second largest airport in the country. Glidepath is contracted to the airport concessionaire Coriport S.A. which holds a 20 year concession to operate the airport.
“South and Central America is a key market for us,” says Glidepath’s Chairman Sir Ken Stevens. “We have committed to the region by hiring dedicated Spanish speaking sales and technical staff in order to provide local support and technical assistance to our valued customers.” Glidepath has completed over 30 projects to date in the Latin America region and Costa Rica becomes the 63rd country that Glidepath has installed its product and sold services into.
The Liberia project began in October 2010 and has a total budget of USD35 million with the baggage system due to be commissioned by July 2011. Glidepath worked with Mr. Brian Derich, Senior Project Manager and BHS specialist of MMM Group, and were awarded the detailed design component, manufacture, delivery, installation and commissioning of the of the baggage system in October 2010. The system comprises 27 international check-in desks, plus one for oversize items, a conveyor matrix, hold baggage x-ray screening, make-up carousel. Two reclaim carousels are provided for inbound arriving passengers. Glidepath will also provide fault monitoring of the GlideView SCADA system.
About Glidepath: Glidepath is an established global leader in manufacturing, installation and integration of baggage and cargo handling systems, including modular mechanical products and intelligent control systems. Glidepath has accomplished over 550 projects in more than 60 countries worldwide.