Bombardier renews operations and maintenance contract for automated transit system at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport

Jan. 3, 2020
The renewed agreement continues the partnership with one of the busiest airports in the U.S.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has renewed a contract with Bombardier Transportation to provide operations and maintenance services for the automated transit system, AirTrain JFK, at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

The $309-million contract covers a period of five years.

“We greatly appreciate the confidence the Port Authority has placed in us and look forward to continuing our 16-year partnership in providing safe, reliable, customer-friendly, 24/7, 365-day service to AirTrain JFK’s growing ridership,” said Elliot G. (Lee) Sander, president, Americas Region, Bombardier Transportation. “We’re proud to offer a convenient and efficient mobility solution for JFK’s passengers and employees, not only within the airport but between the airport and the city’s transit systems.”

Bombardier’s scope of work under the contract includes 24-hour train operations and passenger assistance; maintenance of the vehicle fleet; maintenance of the tracks, power supply and signaling systems; and maintenance of all facilities on the system such as stations and platforms.

Bombardier was a member of the consortium responsible for designing and supplying the AirTrain JFK system, including the fleet of 32 metro vehicles, branded as BOMBARDIER MOVIA, and has been operating and maintaining the system since its opening in December 2003. The system currently serves a total ridership of over 20 million passengers annually.