Aurrigo, a leading provider of transport technology solutions based in Coventry, which offers autonomous electric ground handling vehicles to improve efficiency of baggage delivery is promoting its products for use with the A380.

As air travel continues to rebound post-pandemic, the world’s largest passenger aircraft is rapidly returning to the skies, carrying more people and luggage with it than any other airliner.

Its return to service provides challenges for operators and airports alike, with unparalleled quantities of passengers and cargo needing to be handled in minimal time and space.

Aurrigo said the A380 highlights the need for the speed, efficiency and effectiveness which its  autonomous ground handling EVs can provide.

Aurrigo International PLC develops and manufactures autonomous electric ground handling, logistics and security vehicles for the aviation industry.

Aurrigo baggage delivery

Its Auto-Dolly and Auto-DollyTug products are not only capable of seamlessly delivering up to 70,000kg of baggage and cargo to and from commercial aircraft, but of loading and unloading themselves too, improving the efficiency of baggage delivery in airports big and small.

Aurrigo is working with airports around the world, including Changi Airport in Singapore, to integrate autonomous vehicles into baggage operations through the development and certification of its Auto-Dolly and Auto-DollyTug vehicles.

Commenting on the A380’s return Aurrigo CEO David Keene, said: “The return of the A380 places a spotlight on the rapidly growing demand for commercial air travel. With July 2023 seeing the two busiest days for commercial aviation ever, it’s a trend which seems set to continue.

“The A380 is a magnificent aircraft and very pleasant to travel on, but its capacity for people and baggage does present a real challenge to ground handling operations. We firmly believe that the inherent efficiency and flexibility provided by our purpose-designed autonomous, electric baggage vehicles is needed now more than ever right across airport operations.

“After all, we have had autopilots on aircraft for over 100 years in the air, utilising autonomous technology on the ground is surely well overdue.”
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