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Bombardier wins $107m Dubai people mover order

New transit system for Dubai Airport to be delivered within 24 months

A Bombardier people mover system at Munich airport
A Bombardier people mover system at Munich airport

Bombardier, the Canadian-headquarter manufacturer of rail transport systems, has signed a $107m deal with UAE-based contractor Al Jaber LEGT Engineering & Contracting (ALEC) to deliver a new people mover system to Dubai Airport.

The new people mover system will link the new Concourse 4 to Dubai International Airport's existing Terminal 1 as part of an expansion programme which will see capacity at the airport increase by a third, enabling it grow from handling 60m passengers to 90m by 2018.

ALEC was appointed as contractor to build the new Concourse 4 in February 2012, and Bombardier will handle a subcontract to design and supply of the the electrical and mechanical elements of a 1.5km-long automated people mover (APM) system.
The driverless system will contain 18 cars and will be delivered within 24 months.

Mohammed Sarfraaz Ali, Bombardier Transportation's chief country representative for the GCC, said: The new transit system will support the Dubai International Airport in realizing its ambition of becoming the world's leading airport, not only in terms of size, but in the high quality services it provides to passengers.

"Our new generation INNOVIA APM 300 transit technology will provide comfortable and convenient transportation for airport passengers travelling between Terminal 1 and the new Concourse 4."

Bombardier Inc' is based in Montreal, Canada, although its rail operation has its headquarters in Berlin. The firm said much of the technology which will be used for this system will be supplied from its Pittsburgh facility in Pennsylvania, USA.

Dubai International Airport is currently the world's fourth-busiest airport for international passenger transport.

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