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Baggage Handling System

To facilitate the most minimal wait times for passengers at the world’s biggest airport, DWC will feature a state-of-the-art Baggage Handling System, featuring several automated processes for the highest level of efficiency.

AMI Construction Stages

Phase 1

The first phase of AMI will start with the construction of theWest Terminal Building, connected to the city through a new express metro line, and the Concourse 1 with 100 contact gates.

The 4-stations underground APM will be built to enable the passenger’s fast connection.

The airfield will see the construction of Runway 2 and 3 along with the Ground Service Equipment road network, and an undergroundBaggage Handling Systemfor quick baggage transfer.

Energy centres, Fire safety and other Support Facilitiesfor Duty free and catering, maintenance and storage will be constructed at the North side of the airport to provide the best operational and commercial support services.

Phase 1 will provide a capacity of 130 M annual passengers.

Phase 2

In the next decade, the second phase of AMI will further enhance the level of service with the construction of theConcourse 2, parallel and identical to Concourse 1, enabling the seamless flow of150 M annual passengers across 200 contact gates.

3 new APM stations will be built to serve Concourse 2, as well the expansion of the ground service equipment roads network and the automated Baggage Handling System

Support Facilities will be further expanded to match the new airport capacity.

Ultimate Phase

The final development phase will start with the construction of Concourse 3 and 4, and the East Terminal, enabling ground transportation access from the East side of the city.

This will include a connection to the Etihad Rail and the new metro line. Runway 4 and 5 will complete the airfield enabling 4 aircraft parallel approaches. The APM will be expanded to become a 14-station system connecting all airside buildings in a giant loop.

In its ultimate configuration, AMI will be able to serve annually 260 M passengers though 400 contact gates and process 15 M tons of cargo.

Visualization of robotic arms sorting baggage.
Visualizaton of an automated guided vehicle approaching the sorting system to screen and deliver bags directly to aircraft.
About This Project

The most cutting-edge system for luggage sorting, screening and handling

With nearly 260 million passengers expected to travel through DWC every year after the completion of the Ultimate Phase, a highly advanced Baggage Handling System is needed for a comfortable passenger experience. To keep up with capacity demands, the BHS will process up to 50,000 bags an hour with automated process to transport, screen and deliver bags. This means passengers can collect their luggage in as little as 15 minutes after landing.

For bags collected after check-in, a stringent and predictable sorting process with automated guided vehicles will scan and deliver bags directly to aircraft through a pop-up hatch. This will eliminate all interference with ground handling vehicles as well keep airport operations running as per schedule.

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