Alstom signs $72 million contract with DFW Airport for APM modernization
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.
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.
The DFW Airport is one of the busiest in the world, with over 73 million passengers in 2022, according to the Airports Council International. 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 has a team of 100 operations and maintenance experts devoted to serving the DFW Skylink, with a consistent operational performance of 99.7%.