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DFW’s New Contract For Operation And Maintenance Services


posted on 14th Apr 2022 15:47


On 13 April 2022, Alstom has signed a contract with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to provide operation and maintenance services for the automated people mover (APM) system for the next 10 years, until January 2032.

Under this contract, worth over 200 million EUR, Alstom’s scope of work includes ongoing preventive and corrective maintenance of the 32 Innovia APM 200 units (initially developed by Bombardier Transportation), subsystems and related components, which consists of switches, power distribution, station doors, public address announcements and station signage.

Alstom will also be responsible for the maintenance of the 8 km elevated dual-lane guideway, which includes the running surface, guide beam, 3rd rail power and the related switches, the power distribution, guideway heating systems, and the Automatic Train Control equipment.

Known as Skylink, the 32 APM vehicles (64 cars) offers convenient passenger travel betwween all five terminals - A, B, C, D and E. Alstom (ex-BT) has provided maintenance support for the SkyLink system since it opened on 21 May 2005. Since its opening, the DFW system has achieved more than 99 % availability, carrying more than 20 million passengers annually (pre-pandemic).

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