b'22 PHX BAGGAGE N w C ne o course at Phoenix Sky Harbor Features Advanced Baggage Handling System BY PAUL NOLANFACTS&FIGURES Project: New Baggage Handling SystemLocation: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl AirportSite: Terminal 4 South Concourse 2System Will Service: All 4 concourses in Terminal 4 South, including new South 1 ConcourseAirport Owner/Operator: City of PhoenixProject Timeline: May 2019-June 2022System Online: April 2022Total Cost of Concourse Project: $310 million Key System Components: 5 EDS machines, with room for 6th; additional room also available for 6th sortation carousel for outbound baggage makeup; inbound carousel for Terminal 4 baggage claim; conveyor system to transport bags Unusual Elements: 4 tunnels for system conveyors & 2 passenger walkway bridgesGeneral Contractor: McCarthy Building CompaniesArchitect: SmithGroup Corgan joint ventureBaggage Handling System Design: BNP AssociatesBaggage Handling System Construction/Installation: G&S Airport ConveyorGeneral Transport & Queue Conveyors;When a baseball or soccer teamAirport officials are already touting the new Check-In Conveyor; Inclined Carousel Conveyor;performs above expectations,concourses high performance and seamless Vertical Sortation Units: G&S Airport Conveyor sportscasters sometimes say, Thetravel experience for users, and they attribute High-Speed Diverters: Siemens whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Itsboth to the quality of its individual components Baggage Drive Motors: SEW not a knock against the individual athletes,and systems. In other words, the whole is Power Curves & Merges: Interroll-Portec but rather a statement about the synergydirectly attributed to the sum of its stellar parts.Automatic Tag Readers & Bagthat occurs when top athletes work together.One particularly important part of Terminal Dimensioners: SICK Arguably, the same could be said about4 South Concourse 1 is a high-tech baggage Key Benefits: Ethernet platform facilitates high- the new South Concourse 1 of Terminal 4handling system that will serve it and the other capacity, high-speed baggage handling, increasedat Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airportthree south concourses in Terminal 4. When reliability & cost-efficient maintenance; locating new(PHX). With a price tag of $310 million, the newplanning the new baggage system, the project system in existing basement in South Concourse130,000-square-foot concourse is scheduledteam focused on finding a design that would 2 eliminated need to excavate & build basementto open this summer with eight additional facility in new South Concourse 1; retains ability forenhance the travel experience into and out of all Southwest Airlines bags to be processed in singlegates, all operated by Southwest Airlines.PHX for years to come. locationJuly | August 2022AirportImprovement.com'