Chicago, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded contracts by China Southern Airlines for airport ground support equipment totaling $6.4 million. The order includes the supply of JBT AeroTech's Commander 15i and 30i cargo loaders and Expediter towbarless pushback and maintenance tow tractors.
"We are very pleased to expand upon our long-term relationship with China Southern Airlines," says John Lee, vice president and division manager of JBT AeroTech. "This order highlights our continued commitment and capabilities to support the local Chinese air transportation industry."
Equipment delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2009.
The opening of the 4,000-square-meter factory located in Shenzhen will enable JBT AeroTech to meet the growing market demand for airport support equipment.
The contract is for the supply of Tempest aircraft deicing vehicles equipped with the environmentally friendly AirFirst forced air system for use at Beijing Capital International Airport.
Deal includes the supply of Jetway passenger boarding bridges, JetPower ground power units and JetAire preconditioned air units.
JBT AeroTech provides complete refurbishment for all Commander loaders, FMC and Trump deicers. As the original equipment manufacturer, JBT AeroTech ensures that all refurbishments receive genuine JBT...