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July 15, 2008 09:24 ET

Bombardier Announces Contracts for Automated People Movers

Airports in Houston, Sacramento and Beijing Order BOMBARDIER CX-100 Technology

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - Bombardier Transportation, the world's leading supplier of rail equipment, Automated People Mover (APM) systems and services, announced today that it has received an expansion order for George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas; a new APM system order for Sacramento International Airport, California; and an additional APM vehicle order for Beijing Capital International Airport in China. Combined contract values total approximately 62 million euros ($98 million US).

Raymond T. Betler, President of Bombardier Transportation's APM Business Unit and newly appointed Chief Country Representative for the USA, said, "These recent contracts demonstrate the global appeal of our BOMBARDIER CX-100 technology. As a solid platform in our APM portfolio, the CX-100 system is recognized worldwide for its high performance and exceptional reliability while remaining competitive in today's transportation market."

In Houston, Bombardier will extend the existing CX-100 automated people mover system that it previously supplied in 1999. The new contract also includes the supply of 4 CX-100 vehicles, augmenting the airport's existing fleet of 12 Bombardier-supplied CX-100 vehicles.

As part of Sacramento International Airport's terminal modernization program, Bombardier will supply all the system-wide electrical and mechanical elements for the CX-100 shuttle system, including 2 CX-100 vehicles, and 5 years of operations and maintenance services.

Bombardier will supply 7 additional CX-100 vehicles to Beijing Capital International Airport, bringing the airport's fleet to 18 vehicles. In February 2008, the APM opened to passenger service well in advance of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The 2-kilometre transit system operates on dual guideway between three stations and serves the new T3 terminal.

The highly reliable automated people movers from Bombardier Transportation have served commuters in major cities and international airports around the world for over 35 years.These include Beijing, China; Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Madrid, Spain; London, United Kingdom; Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Seattle-Tacoma, Tampa and San Francisco, USA. Bombardier Transportation is currently implementing an APM system for Las Vegas McCarran Airport, as well as an urban APM system in Guangzhou, China.

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