ALSTOM SIGNS CONTRACT WITH DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR A MODERNIZATION AND REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
Scope is for the overhaul, retrofit or replacement of vehicle and wayside components of the Skylink Automated People Mover (APM) system.
Alstom has signed a contract with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to deliver a modernization and replacement program for their Skylink automated people mover (APM) system. The contract is valued at just over $72.2 million USD. The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is one of the busiest in the world, with over 73 million passengers in 2022, according to the Airports Council International.
Under this contract, Alstom’s scope of work includes the overhaul, retrofit or replacement of vehicle and wayside components necessary to mitigate obsolescence and allow the system to provide continuous, reliable, and safe operation. In 2022, Alstom signed a 10-year contract to continue maintaining the 64 Innovia APM 200 vehicles, subsystems and related components. Alstom is also responsible for maintaining the eight-kilometer elevated dual-lane guideway, which includes the guide beam, third rail power, power distribution, guideway heating systems, and Automatic Train Control equipment. Alstom currently has a team of 100 operations and maintenance experts devoted to serving the DFW Skylink, with a consistent operational performance of 99.7%.
The driverless Innovia APM is a transportation solution specially designed to serve airports and dense urban areas. It offers quick, comfortable, and convenient service for commuters within cities, to and from airports, or between airport terminals. Innovia APM cars operate on a dedicated guideway underground, on ground level, or elevated, avoiding interference with surrounding road or runway traffic. Built on 50+ years of successful and dependable operation, Innovia APM solutions incorporate modern aesthetics and advanced subsystems for optimized functionality.