Bombardier Signs $32 Million US Operations and Maintenance Contract with the City and County of Denver, United States

Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has received a three-year contract to operate and maintain the Automated People Mover (APM) system at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado. The contract is valued at approximately $32 million US and contains provisions for two additional one-year renewal options.

The Bombardier CX-100 system, an integral part of the airport’s operations, is considered the nerve centre of Denver International Airport (DIA). Travelling passengers and airport personnel use the 27-vehicle fleet to travel between the main terminal and all three airside concourses. Since 1994, Bombardier has operated and maintained the driverless system.

Ray Betler, President of Bombardier Transportation, Total Transit Systems, said: “For over a decade, the service we have provided has enabled us to enjoy an excellent relationship with our customer. The fully automated APM at Denver International Airport is one of the few “must-ride” systems in the world today. We, at Bombardier, are committed to providing dependable and reliable service, which is critical to the seamless operations at Denver International Airport.”

Turner West, Co-Manager of Aviation at Denver International Airport, said: “We are pleased that Bombardier was successful in being awarded a new operations and maintenance contract for the DIA automated guideway train system. Bombardier has provided excellent service to our passengers and reached a 99.84 per cent performance record in the year 2005. We look forward to a continued great relationship with Bombardier and its on-site employees.”

With 35 years of operations and maintenance (O&M) experience, Bombardier provides a wide range of O&M services for driverless systems in major airports around the world, such as Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Miami, Newark, New York’s JFK, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle-Tacoma and Tampa, USA; Frankfurt, Rome, and Madrid Barajas in Europe; and in Asia – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the future CX-100 system for Beijing Capital International Airport in China.

Bombardier and CX-100 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2005, were $15.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).
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