Alstom’s Chinese JV Wins Operation and Maintenance Contract for Airport APM

Alstom’s Chinese joint venture, CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited (PBTS), has been awarded a new contract by Chengdu Tianfu International Airport to provide operation and maintenance service for the airport’s Innovia automated people mover (APM) system.

This was built by PBTS and will enter service when the airport officially opens this month.

The contract, valued at almost 20.3m euros (24.62m USD), also signals Alstom’s entry into the APM operation and maintenance services market in China.

Under the terms of the agreement, PBTS will be responsible for operating and maintaining the system – which moves passengers between terminals T1 and T2­ – for the first two years, and routine preventive and corrective maintenance of vehicles and other parts of the APM system for the following eight years.