CHICAGO, June 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) today announced that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a contract to supply gate equipment for the Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport, in Bucharest, Romania. The contract, placed by Romairport S.R.L., a company of the Italian construction group Astaldi S.p.A., includes the supply of 9 new Jetway(R) passenger boarding bridges, 11 Jetpower(R) ground power units and 11 JetAire(R) pre-conditioned air units.
With five existing Jetway(R) passenger boarding bridges within the terminal, this new order is a vital part of the facilities' Phase III Development and Modernization Plan. This plan provides for new facilities to accommodate increases in passenger traffic to 6 million passengers per year. In addition, the facilities will be reorganized to allow for the borderless flow of passengers within Europe to comply with Schengen standards.
"We are very pleased to expand upon our relationship with the Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport," said John Lee, vice president and division manager, JBT AeroTech. "With this contract, any passenger embarking or disembarking a flight in Bucharest, via a boarding bridge, will continue to do so solely on a JBT-manufactured Jetway(R) passenger boarding bridge."
JBT AeroTech anticipates completing installation of its portion of the project in the fourth quarter of 2010, prior to the terminal's scheduled completion in the first quarter of 2011.