APMs at Tampa International Airport—A Story of Innovation

by Philip C. Castellana, Lea&Elliott, Inc, Chantilly, United States,
James W. Jones, Lea&Elliott, Inc, Chantilly, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV

Abstract: The Tampa International Airport has been at the forefront of integrating Automated People Movers into airport design for more than twenty years. The need for APM technology comes from the desire to limit walking distances from curbside to aircraft. The Airport pioneered the concept of connecting a Landside complex, containing parking, ticketing, and baggage facilities, with Airside satellite buildings using APM shuttles. Over the two decades of Airport operation, the concept has been expanded by adding an additional Airside and a long-term parking garage, both connected to the Landside with APM systems. Future plans include modernization and expansion of the original shuttles as well as construction of a sixth Airside.

Subject Headings: Airports and airfields | Innovation | Parking facilities | People movers | Construction management | Aircraft and spacecraft | Smart buildings | Satellites | Automation | North America | Florida | Tampa | United States

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