Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation

December 20, 2007 11:00 ET

Bombardier Signs 44 Million Euro Contract to Extend People Mover System in Atlanta, United States

CX-100 Technology Recognized as High Performer at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2007) - Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with the City of Atlanta, Department of Aviation, to extend the existing automated people mover system to the new Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal. The contract, which is valued at approximately 44 million euros ($63 million US), includes the supply of ten BOMBARDIER CX-100 vehicles and all of the electrical and mechanical equipment associated with the extension. The 550-metre (1,800-foot) dual-lane extension is scheduled for completion in 2011.

Bombardier's Pittsburgh, USA facility will be responsible for the design and supply of the driverless vehicles, automatic train control, communications and power distribution systems, station platform doors, additional storage tracks in the maintenance facility, as well as project management, systems engineering and integration and test and commissioning.

Raymond T. Betler, President of Bombardier Transportation, Total Transit Systems, said, "We are delighted to be part of the Airport's 10-year development program and to help support Hartsfield-Jackson in meeting its future transit requirements. He added, "we place great value on our long-term relationship with the Airport. As both the supplier and operator of the APM, we are confident that our CX-100 technology will continue to provide exceptional service."

Hartsfield-Jackson is the busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic, moving in excess of 80 million passengers per year. In 2005, Bombardier received a 10-year contract to operate and maintain the Bombardier-built CX-100 APM system. This new extension contract will increase the Airport's fleet to 59 vehicles.

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 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 APM systems for Beijing Capital, Las Vegas McCarran and Heathrow International Airports, as well as an urban APM system in Guangzhou, China.

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About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at

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