MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - June 21, 2006) - Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with the Clark County Department of Aviation for a new Automated People Mover (APM) system at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. The contract, valued at approximately $43 million US (34 million euros), includes the supply of six CX-100 vehicles and associated electrical and mechanical equipment for the 366-metre (1200-foot) shuttle system. The APM is scheduled for completion in January 2011.
Bombardier Transportation's facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be responsible for the design, supply and systems engineering and integration of the driverless APM, including signalling, communications, and power supply systems, as well as platform screen doors. The new CX-100 fleet will incorporate additional features, such as on-board security cameras and a flight information system. The dual-lane underground system will connect the new Terminal 3 with the existing D-gate concourse.
"This is a rewarding order for us on many levels," commented Ray Betler, President of Bombardier Transportation, Total Transit Systems. "While it allows us to continue to build on a long-standing relationship with our McCarran Airport customer, it also confirms that the exceptional performance and flexibility of the CX-100 technology is of high value and competitive in today's APM market."
Since the early 1980's, the APM was considered an integral part of the Airport's long-range expansion plans. This contract validates the reliability of the two existing APM shuttle systems that Bombardier supplied and has maintained since the opening of the first shuttle in 1985 and the second shuttle in 1998. The overall system has consistently surpassed the contract availability target of 99.65 per cent.
"As the fifth busiest airport in North America, it's important that we have a reliable APM," said Randall H. Walker, Clark County Department of Aviation Director. "Bombardier has had a very good performance and we look forward to working with them on this project."
With 35 years of experience in designing, building and operating APM systems around the world, Bombardier Transportation has supplied APM systems for other airport and urban applications in Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Seattle-Tacoma, Tampa and San Francisco, USA. It is currently implementing a CX-100 system for Beijing Capital International Airport in China and an Innovia APM for Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom.
Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of approximately 97,000 cars and locomotives, primarily in Europe, the world's largest rail market. The company offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.
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