DESIGN, PROCUREMENT, AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE LEONARDO DA VINCI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER

The Leonardo da Vinci Airport at Fiumicino, near Rome, is well located to be a terminus and a transfer point for flights to and from Europe, the Mediterranean countries, the Near East, and Africa. The airport, like the aviation markets it serves, is expected to change dramatically over the upcoming years, creating a major challenge to the design of terminal facilities and the APMs connecting them. APMs are a very innovative technology in Italy. None of them existed when the final plan and specifications for this system were submitted to the Ministry of Transport. This created additional requirements and schedule impacts, which are discussed in this paper as an example of obtaining approval of an APM as a new technology for which there are no regulatory or safety precedents.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 459-467

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00769640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784402892
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 7 1999 12:00AM