United Airlines In-line Baggage T-C Facility

Holt Construction was selected by Continental Airlines to serve as Construction Manager for their new state-of-the-art baggage handling system at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The baggage handling system project, designed in accordance with Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Sustainable Design initiatives, consisted of the construction of the core and shell of a new three -story building and the interior construction and renovation of existing space. This included extensive screening equipment and state-of-the-art security and baggage technology in addition to major modifications to the existing FIS Arrivals Hall.

There was extensive phasing and coordination required for this project with U.S. Customs, TSA, and United Airlines/Continental (undergoing a merger at the time) as milestones and critical path dates were established early on in pre-construction. It became evident during the process that the existing international inbound systems could not be maintained without at least two of the belts being relocated or phased construction of the structure. A value engineering exercise created room in the budget to relocate the inbound feed belts permanently as a first step; avoiding the need for relocation. Terminal areas that were occupied by scanning systems were restored as passenger circulation and airline operations areas.

The Holt team was able to integrate the new baggage handling system, without service interruption to the airline or passengers, to the existing baggage system.




Graf & Lewent


70,000 Square Feet


3 Brewster Rd Newark, NJ

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