Bombardier Celebrates the Opening of the INNOVIA APM 100 System at the Sacramento International Airport in the USA

Bombardier strengthens its leadership in the Automated People Mover segment with the completion of its 24th INNOVIA APM system in Sacramento 

Bombardier Transportation is today celebrating the start of passenger services on the new BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 100 automated people mover (APM) system at the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in the USA.

The new dual-lane INNOVIA APM 100 system is the primary passenger connector for the airport’s brand new Central Terminal B complex, linking the new main building called Central Terminal B and the new boarding gate building called Concourse B. SMF’s terminal modernization program, known as The Big Build, commenced in 2008 and the new complex is three times the size of the original Terminal B. The new Central Terminal B, along with the APM system, officially opened to passengers today.  

Bombardier designed and supplied the driverless transit system for SMF which includes two INNOVIA APM 100 vehicles, BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 automatic train control, power distribution system, communications equipment, stations doors as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) services for five years, along with an option for a further five years of O&M. The driverless INNOVIA vehicles were built by Bombardier at its plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

The two INNOVIA APM 100 vehicles operate as single cars, one per track, providing a shuttle service. The ride to the concourse building covers the length of three football pitches, taking approximately 52 seconds with a wait time of around 87 seconds between trains. The electric INNOVIA APM 100 vehicles travel at an average line speed of 22 mph.

David Barry, Vice President for Americas, Systems Division at Bombardier Transportation commented: “We congratulate our customer, Sacramento County Airport System, on the completion of the new state-of-the-art Central Terminal B complex and commend the collaborative spirit promoted by the airport’s teams for duration of its Big Build program.”

He added: “We are very proud that Bombardier was selected as the transit system supplier for this impressive project. The high quality of our INNOVIA APM technology is proven in major airports all over the world. With the service delivery support of our highly-skilled operation and maintenance team, we are confident that the new INNOVIA APM 100 system will provide many years of reliable service to the Sacramento International Airport and ensure that passengers have an efficient, safe and comfortable transition between terminal buildings.”

Bombardier is currently installing a new INNOVIA APM 200 system at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in the USA which will open with 18 vehicles in 2012. In addition, the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has recently placed the launch order for Bombardier’s newest generation of APM technology, the INNOVIA APM 300 system, and this will project will be completed in 2014.

Bombardier has supplied its highly reliable INNOVIA APM systems to more than 20 airports, including Beijing, China; Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Madrid, Spain; London, United Kingdom; Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Newark, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Seattle-Tacoma, Tampa and San Francisco, USA.

About Systems Division
Bombardier Transportation’s Systems Division has delivered over 60 transit systems in 18 countries around the globe. The division’s range of solutions includes the driverless INNOVIA family of APM (automated people mover), ART (advanced rapid transit) and Monorail systems, as well as light rail, metro and intercity systems. The Division also has over 40 years of experience in providing comprehensive operation and maintenance services.

About Bombardier Transportation 
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Photo: BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 100 System at the Sacramento International Airport

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