This article gives an overview of the plans involved in the merging of the three existing baggage handling installations at London’s Heathrow Airport into a single expanded system. The article discusses the objectives behind the expansion, as well as the difficulties encountered in upgrading a working system under fully operational conditions at one of the world’s busiest airports. It describes how computer simulations were used to create a dynamic analysis of the logistics involved. The article discusses expansion and upgrade efforts at Terminal 1 as well as the transfer tunnel upgrade at Terminal 4. Lastly, systems integration of the new baggage handling project via computer modeling and cooperative personnel communications is emphasized.

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    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Authors:
    • Todd, B
  • Publication Date: 2005-4


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 19-22
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  • Accession Number: 01005283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2005 8:25AM