Ameribridge and G&T Conveyor Company Successfully Demonstrates Effective Method of Baggage Handling for Passenger Boarding Bridge Operations

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Ameribridge and G&T Conveyor Company recently demonstrated a new method of baggage handling for the passenger boarding bridge operations to the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), BNP Associates and Delta Air Lines in G&T’s state-of-the-art manufacturing / project engineering facility.

"It's nice to review a machine that has as much potential as the Ameribridge Amer-A-Lift."

Ameribridge and G&T Conveyor Company recently demonstrated a new method of baggage handling for the passenger boarding bridge operations to the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), BNP Associates and Delta Air Lines in G&T’s state-of-the-art manufacturing / project engineering facility.

According to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) statistics the number of carry-on bags has soared 50 percent since 2008. Eighty-seven million more carry-ons were brought on planes in fiscal year 2011 than in fiscal 2010. Fifty-nine million more carry-ons were brought on planes that year compared to 2009.

To help airlines and airports solve this problem Ameribridge, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, created the Amer-A-Lift. The Amer-A-Lift concept came to fruition after several years of research, testing and input from airlines and ground crews. With over two decades of passenger boarding bridge expertise, Ameribridge has grown into one of the world’s market leaders in the passenger boarding bridge industry.

The Amer-A-Lift represents the next generation in gate check baggage lifts. It combines previously unachieved standards of reliability, safety, ease of use, simplicity of maintenance and overall performance into one attractive and durable package.

In cooperation with its sister company G&T Conveyor; Ameribridge recently conducted a first article inspection for the MAC and Delta Air Lines of the initial Amer-A-Lift heading to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). The inspection took place at G&T’s Project Engineering and Manufacturing headquarters in Tavares, Florida. Currently, Ameribridge has a contract with the MAC to install three lifts in 2012. Delta operates two of the three gates receiving the upgrade and is working closely with the MAC to facilitate the successful installation of the lifts.

“Ameribridge is excited about installing the first of three Amer-A-Lifts in MSP for the MAC and Delta Air Lines,” said Dusty Sloan VP / GM of Ameribridge. “The Amer-A-Lift is a great solution to the challenge of moving overflow carry-on bags from the bridge to the plane and vice-versa.
We’ve been working on this new design for quite a while and it just made sense to reach out to G&T to help finish development of the first Delta Spec. compliant baggage lift in the industry. It will be a great addition to our line of products and services.”

“When Ameribridge reached out to us to help design and manufacture the Amer-A-Lift, I jumped at the chance and we hit the ground running,” said John Cottrell VP / GM of G&T. “With our engineering and manufacturing under one roof, we were able to react quickly to Dusty and his customers requests and produce a solid, safe and reliable product that will meet Delta’s stringent specifications.”

Delta Air Lines representative Kim Perkins was one of those on hand to participate in the first article inspection. "It's nice to review a machine that has as much potential as the Ameribridge Amer-A-Lift. The ball screw lift design has proven to be reliable in other equipment for more than 30 years. With G&T's manufacturing capability this should be one of the safest and most reliable baggage lifts to appear in the industry,” said Kim Perkins.

Ameribridge will be attending the Vegas Cygnus Aviation Expo 3/7-3/9. Please stop by booth # 613 and ask for more details on the Amer-A-Lift and how we can help you with your passenger boarding bridge needs.

The Amer-A-Lift video will be posted to You Tube soon, search keywords: “Ameribridge Amer-A-Lift MSP”

About Ameribridge
Ameribridge is the aviation industry's premier, full-service passenger boarding bridge services partner. With more than 20 years in the industry, Ameribridge has positioned itself as the best choice for acquisition, installation, evaluation, modification, relocation, liquidation, repair or complete refurbishment of passenger boarding bridges. Ameribridge is a proud member of the Five Star Airport Alliance.

About G&T Conveyor
G&T Conveyor Company, Inc. is the largest privately held turnkey Baggage Handling Systems manufacturer in the United States. G&T has designed, engineered, manufactured, and installed hundreds of claim and make-up devices, miles of transport conveyors and integrated more than 200 EDS machines. Over the years, the G&T name has earned a reputation for superior quality, whisper quietness, reliability, low operational costs, and ease of maintenance. G&T is a proud member of the Five Star Airport Alliance.

For more information, please contact:
Chad Sloan
Sales Manager
chad(dot)sloan(at)ameribridgeinc(dot)com
http://www.ameribridgeinc.com
http://www.gtconveyor.com
http://www.fivestaraa.com

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