Bombardier Signs $98 Million US Operations and Maintenance Contract with the City of Atlanta

Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has received a 10-year contract to operate and maintain the Automated People Mover (APM) system, also known as the automated guideway transit system (AGTS), at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The contract is valued at approximately $98 million US (81 million euros) and contains provisions for two additional five-year renewal options.

The Airport’s Bombardier CX-100 system operates 20 hours a day, seven days a week, and has consistently surpassed the contract availability target of 99.5 per cent. The 49-vehicle fleet moves an average of 225,000 passengers daily between the landside terminal and the five airside concourses, with a two-minute wait time between trains at its 14 stations. Since 1980, Bombardier has operated and maintained the Bombardier-built APM system, including the supply of system expansions, a route extension to a new international concourse and 24 CX-100 replacement vehicles.

Ray Betler, President of Bombardier Transportation, Total Transit Systems, said: “We take great pride in the City of Atlanta’s decision to continue its long-standing relationship with us. This new contract reflects the excellent collaboration and customer loyalty that we experience in the operations and maintenance market.” He added: “We are as committed today, as we were 25 years ago, to provide reliable and dependable service for Atlanta Airport, which ranks in the top ten for transit system ridership in the United States.”

Ben DeCosta, Aviation General Manager, City of Atlanta, said: “The City of Atlanta values its relationship with Bombardier and we are pleased to continue that relationship. As the world's busiest airport, the AGTS is vital to our ability to efficiently move airport passengers and employees throughout the Central Passenger Terminal. Bombardier's operations and maintenance has resulted in virtually zero down time. We look forward to many more years of excellent service from Bombardier."

With over 30 years of operations and maintenance (O&M) experience, Bombardier provides a wide range of O&M services for fully automated systems in airports around the world, such as Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Newark, New York, Orlando, Pittsburgh and San Francisco, USA; Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in Asia; and in Europe – Frankfurt, Rome, and the soon to be operational airport in Madrid.

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