Bombardier wins Phoenix APM extension contract

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Bombardier INNOVIA APM 200. Bombardier Transportation illustration

The City of Phoenix has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract for an extension to the PHX Sky Train® automated people-mover (APM) system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The agreement represents Stage 2 of the system and covers a 2.5-mile extension to the airport’s rental car center, two new stations, an expansion of the system’s maintenance facility, and the supply of 24 additional INNOVIA APM 200 vehicles. The contract is valued at approximately $305 million and includes options for three additional vehicles as well as for various vehicle retrofits and upgrades.

Under Stage 1 contracts awarded in 2009, Bombardier designed and supplied all electrical and mechanical equipment, including its CITYFLO 650 automatic train control technology, a maintenance facility, and a fleet of 18 INNOVIA APM 200 vehicles. In addition, Bombardier has provided operations and maintenance services since the system opened in 2013, transporting passengers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“The Bombardier APM system in Phoenix has a proven track record, achieving more than 99.5% availability each year since the system opened, and reaching 100% availability in a given month six times, most recently for the month of January,” Bombardier noted. “This level of performance has led airports around the world, including eight of the 10 busiest U.S. airports, to choose Bombardier for their automated transit systems.”

“We are delighted to be part of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s modernization and expansion program and to help support the airport in meeting its future mobility solutions requirements,” said Benoit Brossoit, President, Americas Region, Bombardier Transportation. “We place great value on our long-term relationship with our valued customer. As both the supplier and operator of the automated people-mover system, we are confident that our INNOVIA technology will continue to provide exceptional service.”

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