United Airlines Denver International Airport (DEN) Baggage Handling System


JWI provided United Airlines with project management services to replace their basement-level Baggage Handling System (BHS) and Apron Level make-up units.

A standard double-loop sorting system for United’s transfer baggage at Denver International Airport (DEN) will replace the existing BHS. The project includes the removal of existing baggage make-up units and the installation of 30 new make-up units. Two new Baggage Control Rooms will also be created to support the new and improved BHS.

The JWI team managed the day-to-day coordination between the contractor and many United Airlines Stakeholders and provided a third-party review of design issues, should any arise during construction. JWI also worked with all local user groups and key stakeholders, so there would be zero impact on United’s and DEN’s operations.


OwnerUnited Airlines

ClientUnited Airlines

Completion DateMay 2020


Location(s)Denver, Colorado

Project Value$100M

Services Performed

  • Design Review
  • Project Management