Bombardier Celebrates Inaugural Launch of the Innovia Automated People Mover System at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, USA

Bombardier, along with other invited guests, participated in the celebration of the inaugural launch of the Innovia automated people mover (APM) at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) international airport. Mr. Wolfgang Toelsner, Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation and Mr. Raymond T. Betler, President of Bombardier Transportation’s Total Transit Systems, attended the May 4th festivities surrounding the worldwide debut of the Innovia technology for the Airport’s new Skylink system. Mr. Jeff Fegan, DFW’s Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Dan Petty, President, North Texas Commission, presided at the evening celebration.

Bombardier’s scope of work for the 8-km (5-mi.) system included the design and supply of 64 Innovia vehicles, the Bombardier CITYFLO 650 automated train control technology, power distribution and communications systems, platform screen doors, project management, systems engineering and integration, training for the Airport’s operations personnel, as well as equipping the maintenance facility. The Central Control Center is staffed and operated by DFW personnel. In addition, Bombardier is providing five years of maintenance services. The fleet of vehicles will serve 10 stations incorporated along the dual-lane guideway that connects the existing terminals with a new international terminal.

Wolfgang Toelsner commented: “The debut of SkyLink represents two significant milestones in airport transit systems. It marks the inauguration of the Bombardier Innovia technology and the completion of the largest airport people mover in the world today.” He added: “We are especially proud to be part of DFW’s vision to provide enhanced and reliable service for its airport passengers and look forward to a long-term relationship with our customer for many years to come.”

As a world leader in fully automated transit systems, Bombardier has supplied and is operating systems for airports in Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; and Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Miami, Newark, New York, and San Francisco, USA. Bombardier is currently supplying APM systems to Spain’s Barajas International Airport in Madrid and Heathrow International Airport, United Kingdom, where it will deploy the Innovia system and CITYFLO 650 automatic train control technology.

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