Presentation on theme: "Denver International Airport (DIA)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Denver International Airport (DIA) Denver Intl Airport – located in Co USABAiNA 6 years (05-10) in a row and 10 years ago voted America's Best Run by Time mag.Largest u.s…Colorado, USA“Best Airport in North America” –Business Traveler Magazine, ‘05 to ‘10
2 DIA: Some interesting facts Largest U.S. airport, 2nd largest in worldOpened in February 1995Over 53 sq. miles, elevation 5,341 feetIn 2011, carried 52,699,298 passengersRichardson, TX is 28.6 sq. mi, 2011 DIA is 11th busiest airport in world
3 DIA opens after costly 16 month delay Off to a rough start…Second target opening…DIA opens!!!Initial opening scheduled…Oct 1993Nov 1993Dec 1993Jan1994Feb 1994MarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec1995Feb 1995While considered a success today– it sure got off to a rough start. Supposed to open in Oct 93Third target opening…Fourth target opening…DIA opens after costly 16 month delay
4 So why the holdup?~*~*~“…a 16-month delay in opening DIA due to automated baggage system complications…”According to a 1995 report by the United States… it was due to complications with the Automated Baggage System.Now let’s look at the timeline of events that led up to this failure.U.S. Government Accountability Office. (1995, September). Denver International Airport: Information on Selected Financial Issues. (Publication No. GAO/AIMD ).
5 So how much did the delay cost? The owners, City and County of Denver:$ 500MThe major stakeholders had built:$ 330M in peripheral facilities+$ 100M FedEx sorting center$ 50M est. opportunity cost of idleTechnology, power consumption, programming to manage the queueing algorithims incredibly complicated
6 Let’s consider 3 specifics Airport design did not include baggage system requirements/specificsProject Management team changes scope of single terminal automated system to be airport-wideStakeholder involvement, responsibilitiesVoters approve and 6 months later, construction begins.
7 If you build it (fast), they will fly (slow) In May of 1989, voters in Denver approved a plan to build DIANov Airport construction beginsBaggage handling system was not a part of the initial airport design, retro-fitting track undergroundVoters approve and 6 months later, construction begins.
8 You’re changing this now? Change of scopeOct Feasibility study on implementing airport-wide automated baggage systemDecision made less than 2 years before the planned openingAlmost one year after construction starts, the Project Team considers changing scope on baggage handling system and conducts a study to consider an airport-wide automated solution. Study comes back “not capable of being implemented”.
9 Hello. Is there anybody in there? Where are the stakeholders?City/County of DenverBAEUnitedContinentalFed ExU.S. GovernmentAlmost one year after construction starts, the Project Team considers changing scope on baggage handling system and conducts a study to consider an airport-wide automated solution. Study comes back “not capable of being implemented”.
10 100 networked PC’s to control flow of carts An abandoned systemTechnology, power consumption, programming to manage the queueing algorithims incredibly complicated17 miles of track , 5 miles of conveyor belts 3,100 standard carts oversized carts 14 million feet of wiring100 networked PC’s to control flow of carts
11 ReferencesDe Neufville, R. (1995) “Designing Airport Passenger Buildings for the 21st. Century,"Transport Journal, UK Institution of Civil Engineers, in pressCalleam. (2008). Denver Airport Baggage System Case Study. Retrieved July 2, 2012, from Calleam Consulting:Breier Neidle Patrone Associates (1990) DIA -- Denver International Airport, Baggage Handling Systems, Conceptual Design Study Final Report, BNP Doc. Ref. 9016R.008, 19 Oct.U.S. Government Accountability Office, (1995, September), Denver International Airport: Information on Selected Financial Issues, (Publication No. GAO/AIMD )“The Baggage System at Denver: Prospects and Lessons,” Journal of Air Transport Management, Vol. 1, No. 4, Dec., pp , 1994.City of Denver engages consultants to do feasibility study.
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