DENVER - The designer of the automated baggage system at Denver International Airport has admitted blame for inaccurately estimating the time it would take to build the complicated system.

Gene Di Fonso, president of BAE Automated Systems Inc., is the designer of the new system that has caused a six-month delay in opening - the airport. He said BAE did not recognize that it was "layering on" problems that would show up much later when, earlier in the project, it agreed to expand the system to the wishes of Continental Airlines and United Airlines.

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