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ANA Partners with Toyota Industries to test automated technology at Saga Airport

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) has partnered with Toyota Industries to conduct additional tests of the robotic baggage loader and autonomous towing tractor to further develop these innovative technologies to accelerate their adoption.

Scheduled for December 14 – 18, this latest series of tests will demonstrate the gains made by autonomous technology. The tests will take place at Kyushu Saga International Airport (Saga Airport) where ANA has conducted trials of automated technology since March 2019. The airport has served as the location for the trials as ANA has partnered with Saga prefecture to transform Saga Airport into one of the world’s smartest, best connected airports.

By automating baggage and cargo handling operations, ANA is advancing its initiative to develop “Simple & Smart” airport ground support operations, helping to create a streamlined and comfortable working environment for all while allowing airports to function efficiently with smaller workforces.

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