Case Study

Orlando International Airport

Recapitalization and Replacement Project


In 2013, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) adopted a Capital Improvement Plan to upgrade and create new facilities, including baggage system improvements for increased efficiency. The GOAA partnered with Daifuku Airport Technologies to optimize Pods A and B, later expanding the scope to include the replacement of aging in-line baggage screening equipment. Orlando International Airport (MCO) was originally designed to accommodate 24 million passengers a year but currently handled more than 48 million passengers annually.


concurrent projects


busiest airport in the US

$50 M

USD dollar investment


Equipment provided

  • 950 conveyors
  • 7,500+ feet of conveyor
  • 8 L3 6700-ES EDS Machines
  • 48 Mobile Inspection Tables
  • 6 Automatic Bag Tag Readers
  • 6 Vertical Sortation Units
  • WebbView including SCADA

Implementation of two projects concurrently

A key challenge was the ability to implement two projects concurrently and provide a new conveyor system within a live facility without a reduction of baggage flow.  Daifuku Airport Technologies planned for phased implementation to minimize the impact on the airport operations. Since the two projects overlapped and were performed in the same area, we created a detailed project schedule that combined both active projects and identified where each overlap would occur to offer the customer the solution in each instance.


Upgraded system handles increased passenger flow

The combined projects were completed in 2018, while the airport reached record passenger traffic numbers and surpassed 150 total non-stop destination. In 2018, MCO ranked as the 11th busiest airport in the United States. In addition, it also won its second consecutive J.D. Power Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Mega Airports award.


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