JBT Corporation Wins $10 Million Gate Equipment Order for Major U.S. Airport

CHICAGO , June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) today announced that the state of Hawaii awarded a $10 million contract to its JBT AeroTech business. The contract includes the supply of 15 new passenger boarding bridges and associated equipment for gates in the Diamond Head and Ewa Concourses at the Honolulu International Airport.

This is the third phase of the Hawaii Airports Modernization Program at Honolulu and represents the sixth project of upgrading passenger boarding bridges that the State has completed. JBT AeroTech has supplied all 56 of the bridges that have been included in these six projects.

"We have a long-term relationship in providing Jetway(R) gate systems and airport services with the State of Hawaii and are very pleased to continue to expand upon our relationship through the award of this new contract," said John Lee, vice president and division manager of JBT AeroTech.

JBT AeroTech expects to manufacture a majority of the equipment by the fourth quarter of 2009 and complete installation by the fourth quarter of 2010.