MCO South Terminal Complex Phase 1

MCO South Terminal Complex Phase 1

Orlando, Florida
United States

TYLin provided design and construction administration services for South Terminal Complex Phase 1 at Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, Florida.

The major MCO expansion project adds a third terminal that accommodates passenger planes of all sizes and will service 10 to 20 million passengers per year. TYLin designed Ground Service Equipment (GSE) for 16 contact gates and 26 new Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBB).  

Project scope included eight narrow body gates, six wide-body gates (two PBBs each), and two jumbo gates (three PBBs each). TYLin designed the PBBs, PBB foundations, Preconditioned Air (PCA) handling units, Point-of-Use 400 Hz GPUs, Service Transport Units, and the Central PCA Plant to service the PBBs.  

TYLin was also responsible for aircraft layout, pavement markings, electric GSE charging, and a GSE Facility that provides vehicular fueling, trash compactors for international and domestic waste, and a triturator station for aircraft blue water. 

Project Highlights:

  • The electric GSE charging includes charging stations for up to 72 GSE vehicles distributed around the terminal’s apron in groupings of two to eight per site.   
  • The power distribution was designed for 10KVA per vehicle and can be used for vehicle manufacturer specific chargers or generic chargers from a single manufacturer.   
  • After contacting multiple manufacturers during the design phase, TYLin designed a generic distribution system to ensure compatibility with all manufacturers contacted.