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This program started in the 1990s at Bristol University as Advanced Transport Systems and became known as ULTra, for Urban Light Transport. The UK airports entity BAA bought into ULTra to develop the Heathrow Airport Pod system, and acquired ULTra in 2009. The first public system began service in 2011 at Heathrow, and ULTra was rebranded Ultra Global, owned by Heathrow. In 2015 Ultra Global was sold to Fairwood of India. In addition, an autonomous vehicle version is being developed by Westfield, and partners from the Bristol years have formed Ultra-MTS to promote Ultra.

Map showing Chengdu-Tianfu Airport upcoming PRT system and location of remote parking complex 8-7-2021

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Blue & white PRT line runs from the terminal buildings to P facility -Openstreetmap


Blue & white PRT line runs from the terminal buildings to P facility -Openstreetmap

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Ultra-MTS has contract with Chinese airport project 11-26-2020.
Information from Chairman's bio. The new Chengdu-Tianfu International Airport (IATA: TFU) in central China is to open in 2021.
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Chengdu-Tianfu Airport nearing completion, 2 curving terminals can be seen. -Google Maps
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Chengdu-Tianfu Airport nearing completion, construction of PRT guideway visible between 2 curving terminals. -Google Maps


Construction of PRT guideway visible between 2 curving terminals. -Google Maps
PRT project passes expert review 1-22-2017
PRT also in urban transit mix for planned Airport City adjacent to airport 4-9-2019
• "the first PRT in Asia and the second PRT in the world" 6-18-2019
Factually incorrect, obviously: 1) Morgantown, 2) Masdar, 3) Heathrow,* 4) Suncheon.
PRT station will be part of transportation center situated between the two terminals. 8-11-2020
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Depiction of PRT station inside "traffic center" (berth at center).


Depiction of PRT station inside "traffic center" (berth at center).

PRT in project description for airport transportation transfer center. 11-13-2020
Reporter on test flight to TFU 1-22-2021
*PRT to link terminals to remote parking area 4800m/2.98mi away. Will be second [Ultra] PRT in the world.

• "the airport project is equipped with a personal rapid transit system" 2-7-2021
Project reaches batch commissioning stage 6-6-2021
Kunming Shipbuilding is building 22 pods (photos).

• "TFU officially open 6-28-2021
PRT system will have 6 mi of guideway, 4 stations, and 22 pods. Phase One of the new airport is one terminal and 3 runways; Phase Two will add a second terminal and another 3 runways.
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