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Vertical Transportation eXcellence

Elevator and Escalator Consultants



Airports invest heavily in the maintenance and continued capital improvement of their vertical transportation systems. Elevators, escalators, and moving walkways form a critical element of airport infrastructure to transport passengers throughout the terminal facilities. Safe and efficient operations of these conveyances directly impacts traveling passengers and are essential to sustaining travel.

Few firms match our experience in designing vertical transportation systems, including traction elevators, hydraulic elevators, escalators, and moving walkways for airports, terminals, and cargo facilities. VTX provides professional services for new building design, renovation/modernization consulting, contract maintenance analysis, construction management and contract enforcement, maintenance and safety audits, and inspection.

Airplane at an airport

Representative Aviation Projects

Los Angeles World Airports

Escalators at the Los Angeles World AirportsLocation: Los Angeles, Calif.

Providing inspection, evaluation, and needs assessment of vertical transportation equipment owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), for the City of Los Angeles/Los Angeles World Airports under the Board of Airport Commissioners.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International AirportLocation: Phoenix, Ariz.

Providing design, needs assessments, independent audits, modernization, acceptance inspections and testing, passenger load study, code compliance, and contract close out support for vertical transportation systems.

Related: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Elevator World article.

Baltimore/Washington International Airport

Moving walkway at the Baltimore/Washington International AirportLocation: Baltimore, Md.

Eight-year contract to perform maintenance inspection services for vertical transportation systems including bi-annual and annual audits to determine quality of maintenance, performance, and code compliance; final acceptance inspections on newly installed unites; recommendations for performance and safety enhancements; and upgrades related to Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

Washington Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles International AirportLocation: Chantilly, Va.

Provided inspections of 117 escalators located at Washington Dulles International Airport.

John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International AirportLocation: Queens, N.Y.

Providing elevator study and custom elevator design and construction services.

Philadelphia International Airport

Moving walks at Philadelphia International AirportLocation: Philadelphia, Pa.

Developed and prepared design development and construction phase services for the modernization of two existing hydraulic passenger elevators. Also provided maintenance and safety audits of 21 escalators and 11 moving walks and consulting services for the upgrade of 20 existing elevators.

Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority

Lehigh-Northampton Airport AuthorityLocation: Allentown, Pa.

Providing elevator design support services for the installation of a new glass elevator during Phase II renovations of the main.

Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark Liberty International AirportLocation: Newark, N.J.

Providing design, inspection, code compliance, and maintenance services for various elevators and escalators. Also developed a prescriptive maintenance agreement for providing rehabilitation, maintenance, and repair of vertical transportation systems.

Plattsburg International Airport

Lehigh-Northampton Airport AuthorityLocation: Plattsburgh, N.Y.

As part of an expansion project, VTX performed design document services for two elevators and two escalators.