Burns Part Of Airport Expansion At Orlando International Airport

The Burns Group, as part of a team led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America, was selected to upgrade two existing automated people movers (APM), as well as design and build a brand new one, at Orlando International Airport (MCO).

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has plans to nearly double MCO’s passenger capacity. The airport was originally designed to accommodate 24 million travelers annually, but the approved expansion plans will increase the capacity of MCO’s current terminal to 45 million passengers per year.

The existing APM’s shuttle visitors between the remote terminals and the main terminal. The new system is part of an historic airport expansion project which will connect the South Airport APM complex, which includes connection to a parking garage, as well as improvements to the existing terminal.

Burns is the prime electrical designer for this critical infrastructure project, and will provide traction power engineering and construction documents for all system elements mounted on the APM guideway. Burns will also manage all mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, and will facilitate coordination between disciplines.

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