This is a time-consuming and expensive process that has not changed in the last 50 years. Around 50% of the costs for baggage handling for OSL are spent on the processes. Airport manager Stine Ramstad Westby said: “Automated baggage handling will bring significant benefits to airlines, handling agents, Avinor and other professional groups working with heavy manual work today. Improvements to this service will be useful for other airports in Avinor, as well as airports around the world.” This move is a precursor to replacing the oldest baggage system at the airport. Westby added: “To ensure stable operations, 365 days a year, and at the same time provide efficient and competitive services to the airlines, it is important that Oslo Airport has a baggage facility that is modern and has a technology that is robust to handle the stresses.” OSL also plans to develop a test centre spread over 1,500 m² to aid in the automated baggage handling development. Suppliers can test and improve concepts at the centre, along with the handling companies and airlines.