LuxairCargo – Implementing 4Check for eRamp

Mission

The ramp at LuxairCargo is the service responsible for unloading and loading cargo from cargo aircraft that land in Luxembourg. During these operations, the teams carry out a series of actions and checks. These were documented on paper forms. These forms were then manually encoded into the company’s computer system.

Le projet eRamp consiste à optimiser la traçabilité informatique des opérations du service. Une des missions de eRamp est la suppression des formulaires papiers et la digitalisation des processus afin de fluidifier et automatiser le flux des données

Solution

We have implemented our 4Check solution to remove paper forms and facilitate the transmission of information. We have developed the concept of process in order to group digital forms to all operations related to an aircraft unloading or loading which are a set of task lists performed by different teams. All processes are linked to flight and registration numbers issued by LuxairCargo’s computer system. Thanks to this digitization, operations are monitored in real time by the team planning managers, and invoicing automatically receives better quality information. The traceability of operations is ensured from the field to the final report

Technicals

The operations are encoded using portable and robust TC56 terminals from the Zebra brand. These terminals connect to the Wi-Fi network or alternatively in 4G, to a private APN when Wi-Fi coverage is no longer possible. All this makes it possible to have a system connected in real time. The terminals are used 24/7 by around forty operators per break.

Forms administration, encoding tracking and reporting are done through the 4Check web interface.

4Check is integrated into LuxairCargo’s computer system via data exchange tables.

Luxair CargoCenter – Professional RFID and Wifi Installation 

Mission

Registration and identification of vehicles on the site of the Luxembourg airport cargo centre.

Upon arrival, each driver must report to the portal office for check-in and check-in of his/her vehicle. These operations take time and cause queues. A large number of vehicles regularly use the cargo centre. It was therefore possible to pre-register these vehicles as well as the drivers. It was then necessary to create a reliable traceability system to control its input and output registers.

Solution

In order to speed up vehicle registration, we used the RFID module. Each vehicle that regularly uses the CargoCenter site is equipped with an RFID tag. Each driver has a custom RFID badge with a barcode. When a vehicle arrives, the attendant reads the RFID tags of the vehicles as well as the driver’s badge. The time of entry is thus recorded. On site, screening officers can read the RFID tag of each vehicle in the car parks and know its status. All information relating to the vehicle and/or the driver is thus accessible at all times.

Technicals

In order to be able to access the vehicle database in real time, it was necessary to set up professional Wi-Fi access points throughout the CargoCenter site. LUXAIR chose MOTOROLA’s RFS6000 switch. 24 Access Ports are installed along the 90 truck gates. The Omni-Id RFID tags are read using the Motorola MC9090RFID terminal. The registration and control application was developed by “4i” and is part of Lufthansa Systems Berlin’s ELWIS program