Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation has signed a ten-year contract with Fraport AG to continue operating and maintaining the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 100 people mover system and to modernize its signalling technology with the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 solution at Frankfurt Airport. The contract is valued at approximately 103 million euro (113 million US dollars) and includes an option for a further five years of operation and maintenance of the system. This order was signed on March 31, 2020 and will be included in the year’s first quarter results.
This is the second time that the fully automatic CITYFLO 650 communication-based train control system (CBTC) will be used in Germany. The system is in operation at airports in more than 35 countries around the world, including Germany, USA, China, Spain, Thailand, India, Saudi Arabia and Brazil.
Since 1994, the fully automatic passenger transport system has been connecting Terminals 1 and 2 at Frankfurt Airport named "SkyLine". At peak times, the fleet consisting of 18 INNOVIA 100 vehicles runs every 90 seconds to the four stations so that millions of passengers and guests can reach their destinations in the terminals safely and comfortably around the clock.