THE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMING BAGGAGE HANDLING.
According to a recent study by aviation tech company SITA, 24% of luggage was mishandled (damaged, delayed, lost, or stolen) in 2021. The air transport industry’s annual bill for mishandled bags was $600 million in 2020. Mishandling occurs mainly due to human errors, which can be replaced by the AI-based tagging systems. Activities associated with the manual handling of baggage and cargo onto and off aircraft present many potential risks which could easily result in injury if care is not taken. Wherever there is a risk associated with potential hazards related to manual handling then injury to the ground handlers involved in these tasks become possible.