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Market Sector Aviation

Southwest Airlines – Auxiliary Baggage Handling

3
Jan

Client

  • Southwest Airlines (SWA)

Challenge – Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

  • Just a couple years after starting operations at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Southwest Airlines began working with the airport to expand and improve their facilities. As part of this project Southwest Airlines needed more Baggage Handling Facilities

Solution

  • 60′ wide x 135′ long Sprung Structure

Results

  • The T-point (transfer point) expansion structure contains the carousel where luggage is there is sorted and added to carts before being taken to the aircraft. The baggage is transported on a conveyor from the existing airport facility where it has been screened, into the Sprung structure through a framed opening. It then continues on the conveyor to the carousel for sorting.

 

Challenge – Chicago Midway Airport (MMDW)

  • During the fall of 2006, Southwest Airlines embarked on a major baggage handling recon¬figuration that required an interim sorting facility for their terminal at Chicago Midway Airport (MDW).

Solution

  • 60′ wide x 105′ long Sprung Structure

Results

  • Speed of delivery and erection of the structure by Southwest’s on-site contractor, as well as a competitive monthly lease price were the deciding factors in selecting Sprung as the product of choice. From date-of-order to completion, were just a few short weeks.

Testimonial

Operations personnel with Southwest Airlines report that, “things went extremely well despite the onslaught of typical winter weather in the Chicago Metro area”.
“The speed of assembly (of the) structure was amazing. We look forward to working with you and with Sprung on the next project.”

Kenneth Lee, AIA
Principal – Shapiro Associates Architectural Services, LLC

 

Challenge – Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

  • During the fall of 2006, Southwest Airlines embarked on a major baggage handling recon¬figuration that required an interim sorting facility for their terminal at Chicago Midway Airport (MDW).

Solution

  • 60′ wide x 105′ long Sprung Structure

Results

  • In 2008, Southwest Airlines exercised their option to purchase the Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) structure. The structure was relocated to the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to be utilized as a baggage sort facility.