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Bombardier inks 10-year deal for Frankfurt’s Innovia APM 100 system

Bombardier inks 10-year deal for Frankfurt’s Innovia APM 100 system
Bombardier inks 10-year deal for Frankfurt’s Innovia APM 100 system

Bombardier Transportation has inked ten-year deal to continue operating and maintaining the Innovia APM 100 people mover system and modernizing signaling technology with the company’s CITYFLO 650 solution in Frankfurt Airport.

According to reports, the contract is said to be estimated to be valued at around US$113 mn (103 mn euro) and comprises an option for an added five years of operation and maintenance of the system. Reportedly, the order was inked on March 31, 2020 and is likely to be incorporated in Q1 2020 results.

Head of Bombardier Transportation Germany Michael Fohrer said that they are optimistic of taking the successful relationship to the next level with Fraport. He highlighted that they are leaving no stone unturned to ensure the safety of millions of travelers and guests with  nearly 100% reliability at the destinations in the terminal.

He further went on to stress the significance of modernizing the fully automated passenger transport system to bolster the life cycle of the facility, maintenance and operation by at least ten years.

Meanwhile, the Head of Rail Control Solutions of Bombardier Transportation Richard Hunter said that their state-of-the-art CITYFLO 650 train control technology is eyeing to prepare the system for a digital future in Frankfurt. He highlighted that the communication-based system could be installed without interfering with the tight schedules and continuous operations as it could be used with the signaling technology.

It is worth noting that Germany will be witnessing the fully automated CITYFLO 650 communication-based train control system (CBTC) for the second time. The system is believed to be is operation in more than 35 countries, including the U.S., Germany, Spain, India, China, Brazil, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.

For the starters, Terminals 1 and 2 at Frankfurt Airport dubbed “Skyline” have been connected with the fully automated passenger transport system since 1994.

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