Bechtel completes $2.4bn terminal at McCarran airport

26 June 2012 (Last Updated June 26th, 2012 04:35)

Bechtel has completed construction of the $2.4bn Terminal 3 building at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, US.

McCarran airport

Bechtel has completed construction of the $2.4bn Terminal 3 building at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, US.

The 1.9m ft2 terminal building will connect to the current Terminals 1 and 2 and, once operational, will increase capacity to 53m passengers per year from a peak of 48m handled in 2007.

The 14-gate, three-storey facility features digital signage, including 900 NEC large-screen displays and 800 single-board computers, self-boarding technology at each gate and a modern baggage claim system.

There are security checkpoints on two levels, along with public art installations and free passenger Wi-Fi access, alongside power access for digital and electronic devices.

The new terminal incorporates common-use systems to enable airlines to time-share facilities based upon their operational times, and new self-boarding gates to speed up the boarding process.

The new terminal will have automated aircraft docking systems, enabling pilots to precisely align with a passenger loading bridge creating the need for minimal ramp staff support.

The cost of the new terminal will be refunded through the airport's cash flow over the next 25 years.


Image: The new terminal will allow the airport to handle 53m passengers per year. Photo: courtesy of Bzargarian.