With around 42,000 tons of cargo handled in 2020, Linz Airport is Austria's second largest cargo airport and has excellent traffic connections thanks to its central European location. In view of the steadily increasing cargo volumes, Linz Airport commissioned AMOVA to plan and execute the modernization of the existing cargo warehouse.
In order to significantly increase the existing storage capacity, AMOVA will first convert the existing flat store into a high-bay warehouse, which will have two levels for main-deck ULDs or three levels for lower-deck ULDs. In addition to 10ft ULDs, units up to 4,070mm in length (AMF type) can also be handled in the future.
In the high-bay warehouse, cargo handling will be carried out by an ETV (Elevating Transfer Vehicle) - a rail-bound special design precisely tailored to the limited space available. To respond to the increasing road-feeder service and to ensure the necessary redundancy, an additional truck dock line will be directly connected to the warehouse. In addition, AMOVA will add a 20ft truck dock to the existing truck dock line so that in the future ULDs up to a maximum length of 20ft can be conveyed directly between landside and airside.
The entire facility is designed for fully automated operation. The automation will be supplied by Unitechnik Systems, as will the UniWare warehouse management system, which monitors and controls all processes in the warehouse and has an interface to the higher-level host system. Commissioning of the new facility is scheduled for mid-2022. With the customized solution at Linz Airport Cargo, AMOVA once again convinces as a specialist in air cargo handling - also for air cargo warehouses of medium size.