Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport APM Systemsby Harley L. Moore, III, Lea&Elliott, Inc, Arlington, United States,
Maurizio Foschi, Lea&Elliott, Inc, Arlington, United States,
Abstract: The Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) at Fumicino near Rome has grown significantly over the past ten years and this is expected to continue. FCO is well located to serve as a terminus and as a transfer point for flights to and from the Mediterranean, Europe, the Near East, and Africa. The airport, like its aviation markets, is expected to change dramatically, creating a major challenge to master planning and to design responses for the future terminal facilities and their connecting APM systems. Shuttle and pinched loop APM systems were investigated in a Master Plan APM concept validation study. Both offer high levels of service. The shuttle configuration does not meet capacity given station length constraints. The pinched loop solves this, but increases complexity and costs. Both have maintenance facility location and size issues: the shuttle takes considerable space within the new satellite terminals and the pinched loop needs a separate location and additional guideway.
Subject Headings: Airports and airfields | Airport terminals | Building design | Structural systems | Smart buildings | Guideways | Automated transit systems | People movers | Europe | Italy | Africa | Rome
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