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Last year the FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group went from an idea to a membership of around 400, delivered a airport lab network and a full-fledged meeting with FTE Global in Las Vegas. Following the successful launch of the initiative, FTE is introducing the expanded BIWG for 2022. , technologies and business models to deliver tangible change in the luggage sector. It is the industry’s best networking platform for those serious about luggage.

The Baggage Innovation Working Group meets every six weeks, including Andrew Price, Head of Baggage Transformation, FTE; Jason Odey Director, Global Baggage Excellence, Air Canada; Kevin Kleist, Emerging Trends Advisor, Southwest Airlines; Darin Juby, Director Baggage Services, Greater Toronto Airports Authority; and Idar Sørgjerd Manager, Baggage Handling Service, Technical Infrastructure & Innovations Avinor, who set the high-level agenda for each BIWG meeting. The next BIWG call will take place on February 16, 15:00 CET and look into the trends for the coming year and conclusions from our latest POC around reclaim optimization. The POC can be used to automatically allocate baggage reclaim belts based on the arrival patterns of aircraft and their luggage loads.

Members who have already signed up for 2022 also include SITA, Collins Aerospace, Amadeus, Brock Solutions, and Owens Group. Interested in joining? Find out more about our low-cost membership options.

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