10-Year Maintenance Contract with DFW Airport
By Eddy Metcalf
May 29, 2011 - Bombardier signs contract with
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to provide
maintenance services for the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 200
automated people mover (APM) system at the airport for
10 years starting in May 2011. The contract is valued at
approximately $165 million US (116 million euro).
Bombardier has worked together with DFW since the year
2000 when the order for the eight-kilometre, elevated
dual-lane guideway APM system was placed. Known as
Skylink, the 64-car APM system offers convenient
passenger travel in either direction on the comfortable,
climate controlled INNOVIA vehicles, connecting
Terminals A, B, C, D and E.
Bombardier has been responsible for the maintenance services at DFW since the APM system opened for passenger services in May 2005. Since then, the system has achieved outstanding results in availability, exceeding 99.5% each year.
opened in 2005, the Skylink people mover system has helped
transform DFW into one of the best connecting airports in the
world by offering fast and easy access between all five of our
terminals,? said Jeff Fegan, Chief Executive Officer of DFW
?Skylink has dramatically improved the passenger
experience at DFW, and we are truly pleased to continue our long
term partnership with Bombardier for the operations and
maintenance of the Skylink system.?
on the contract award, Eran Gartner, President, Systems
division, Bombardier Transportation, said: ?This 10-year
contract extension demonstrates the confidence that DFW Airport
has in our INNOVIA maintenance services and the highly reliable
performance that can be achieved from our INNOVIA APM product
line. Our experienced service delivery team has done a superb
job delivering high availability levels since the system opened
added, ?In addition to our on-site team, our INNOVIA APM
specialists in Pittsburgh, USA, are developing energy saving
solutions for the DFW fleet; this will increase further the
value that we bring to our customer?s operations and prove our
commitment to continuously improve the services that we
Since the start of operations, the APM system at DFW has serviced more than 31 million car kilometres, always ensuring safe and reliable service. In all its years of operation, there have been no lost time accidents. The highly reliable INNOVIA APM automated people mover systems from Bombardier Transportation have served communities in major cities and international airports around the world for more than 40 years.
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