Yuma Airport Awards Contract to Replace Baggage Carousel

June 11, 2020

The Yuma County Airport Authority has awarded a contract for the removal and replacement of the baggage carousel within Yuma International Airport to G&S Mechanical USA Inc. The project is funded by the Airport’s Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program.  

Airport Director, Gladys Brown explained, “The scope of work for this project includes the replacement of the existing baggage carousel which was installed when the passenger terminal was constructed in 1999. The new equipment will be quieter, feature an added measure of safety and the new configuration will have additional capacity that will help passengers collect their baggage after arriving.”

Brown continued, “In 2019, the airport collaborated with Samuel Pfeffers and a team of systems engineering students from the University of Arizona – Yuma who used the baggage carousel replacement project as their senior design project. The engineering design team worked to develop the system utilizing passenger flow studies, and industry manufacturers from around the country to define requirements for the replacement that met the needs of the airport. The results provided by the U of A systems engineering students were then used in part to ultimately create the replacement system prepared by local architect firm Architecture West.”

Brown shared, “After the equipment is manufactured, the installation is anticipated to begin in mid-September 2020 and will take about 6 weeks to complete. The airport projects G and S Mechanical to successfully complete the installation on time and as budgeted just in time for our busier season.”