Bombardier Signs Seven-Year Contract with the City and County of Denver for Operation and Maintenance Services

Bombardier is proud to build on fifteen years of Operation and Maintenance provision at Denver International Airport with a new service contract for the INNOVIA Automated People Mover system

Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a seven-year contract with the City and County of Denver, Department of Aviation (CCD), to operate and maintain the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 100 automated people mover system at Denver International Airport (DIA) in Denver, Colorado, from 2011 to 2017. The contract is valued at approximately $101 million US (77 million euro).

The new contract follows over fifteen years of successful cooperation between Bombardier and CCD. The INNOVIA APM 100 system is an integral part of the airport’s operations and it first opened for passenger services with inauguration of the new airport in 1995.

Commenting on the contract award, Eran Gartner, President, Systems Division, Bombardier Transportation, said: “Our experienced Service Delivery team provide a dependable service and contribute to the seamless operations at the Denver International Airport.” He added: “We are looking forward to continuing our excellent relationship with our customer, the City and County of Denver’s Department of Aviation, and our focus now is to maintain our high performance levels and to continuously improve our service to add economic value and contribute to environmental sustainability.”

Confirming a growing trend towards longer-term collaboration between Bombardier and the transit system asset owners, CCD has become the third organization this year to prolong Operation and Maintenance (O&M) services with Bombardier for an INNOVIA automated people mover system (Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Frankfurt Airport also extended their O&M services with Bombardier during 2010).

About the system
Bombardier has been providing O&M services at DIA since 1994. The experienced O&M team has consistently exceeded the contract availability of 99.65%.  The original two km dual lane INNOVIA APM 100 system (formerly known as the CX-100 system) opened in 1995 with 16 vehicles. To meet growing passenger numbers the vehicle fleet was expanded over a number of years. In 1996, Bombardier delivered six additional vehicles, followed by a further five vehicles in 2001 and then four more vehicles were supplied in 2007. By 2007, the vehicle fleet comprised 31 cars which are operated in four-car train consists.

The INNOVIA APM 100 system is the nerve centre of the airport. It is a ‘must ride’ system between the Jeppesen Terminal (the location of ticketing, flight check-in, baggage claim, and ground transportation) and airline gates, located on airside concourses A, B and C. Travel time between each of DIA’s four passenger buildings is less than five minutes.

DIA has the capability of handling 653,000 flight operations and 110 million passengers a year. It provides the gateway to Denver, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain West. In 2009, the airport handled 50.1 million passengers and it ranks as the tenth busiest airport in the world. The airport features an innovative four quadrant airfield that allows simultaneous departures and arrivals in all weather conditions. United Airlines is DIA’s largest airline which operates out of Concourse B.

Proven track record in reliable operation and maintenance
The highly reliable INNOVIA APM automated people mover systems from Bombardier Transportation have served commuters in major cities and international airports around the world for almost 40 years. These include Frankfurt[1], Germany; Rome[1], Italy; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Madrid[1], Spain; Atlanta[1], Dallas Fort/Worth[1], Denver[1], Houston, Miami, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Francisco[1], Seattle-Tacoma and Tampa, USA.
[1]denotes systems with full Bombardier Operation & Maintenance (O&M) 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 Jan. 31, 2010, were $19.4 billion US, 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

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