DENVER International Airport will open at the end of February, using a combination of manual and automated baggage-handling systems.

The airport was due to open in October 1993, but problems with its integrated automated baggage-handling system, has forced the opening to be delayed four times.

In August, the city lost confidence in original supplier BAE Automated Systems and hired Rapistan Demag, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, to install a temporary $53 million alternative. Success in debugging the BAE Automated system will permit its use on a limited basis when the airport opens.

Source: Flight International