Automated People Mover Operating System for Orlando International Airport

Burns is providing electrical engineering services as part of the Design-Build team constructing the Automated People Mover (APM) Operating System for the Airside 1 and Airside 3 APM Systems for the North Terminal Complex and the South Airport APM Complex at Orlando International Airport.

Three APM systems are involved: A1, B3 and the South System.  The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) is replacing the existing Airside 1 and Airside 3 APM systems including vehicles, train control, command and control systems, and running surface and guidance equipment.  The work includes the design, manufacture, installation, integration, testing and commissioning and safety certification of the systems.  Burns’ scope of work includes design of Power Distribution Systems (PDS) modifications including installing backup generators as well as overall design coordination and integration of MEP, signals and communications systems.

The South Airport APM System will provide an APM System to connect the future South Terminal Complex with the existing North Terminal Complex with one station at each end of the system.  The South Airport APM System will consist of approximately 7,500 feet of dual-lane guideway with a fleet to support an initial line capacity of 2,270 pphpd, an on-line Maintenance and Storage Facility at the STC Station and all required power substations.  Burns’ scope of work includes design of Power Distribution Systems (PDS) modifications including installing backup generators as well as overall design coordination and integration of MEP, signals and communications systems.

The South Airport APM Complex will ultimately become the airport’s link to multi-modal travel connections, including All Aboard Florida, and enhance the airport’s current North Terminal capacity by providing a direct connection to the 2,400 space South Terminal parking garage, a people mover station for air carrier passengers, a parking facility and a ground transportation center.

Location: Orlando, FL
Industry: Traction Power
Client: Greater Orlando Aviation Authority/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.

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