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April 03, 2016 22:00 ET

BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 300 System Debuts at Dubai International

- The world's first BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 300 completes first month of passenger service at Dubai International in the United Arab Emirates

- New transit system at the world's busiest airport for international passenger traffic exceeded its contracted availability requirement

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - April 3, 2016) -

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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is celebrating the successful first month of passenger services for the world's first INNOVIA APM 300 automated people mover system delivered at Dubai International. The new 1.5 km elevated rail link connects the airport's Terminal 1 to the new Concourse D which opened on February 24, 2016. The turnkey transit system has the capacity to transport more than 100,000 passengers daily.

Per Allmer, President of Region Western Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bombardier Transportation said, "Congratulations to Dubai Airports on the opening of the impressive Concourse D and for the smooth start to services for the first INNOVIA APM 300 system in the world." He continued, "With our latest INNOVIA APM 300 technology, Bombardier has developed a high performing, energy efficient fully-automated transit solution. It will provide reliable connections for millions of airport passengers at this fast growing, prestigious global aviation hub for many years to come."

Bombardier is also the operator and maintainer of the system. Two five-car INNOVIA APM 300 trains operate a shuttle service 24 hours-a-day and seven days-a-week. In its first month of service, the system's monthly average availability exceeded the contractual requirements. The system has served a daily average of 200 flights and 50,000 passengers so far, and accrued an average daily mileage of approximately 2,000 km.

Bombardier designed and supplied all of the electrical and mechanical (E&M) elements for the APM system, and was the system integrator for the project delivery. The scope included the INNOVIA APM 300 vehicles, BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) technology for driverless operation. Bombardier also provided project management, systems engineering, testing and commissioning. In addition, Bombardier will provide five years of operation and maintenance services for the new APM system.

Bombardier has been a world leader in the development of APM technology for more than four decades. Today, Bombardier has 26 APM systems in service in airport and urban operations around the world, plus four more systems in delivery.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 37,700 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, we posted revenues of $20.1 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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