Alstom has signed a contract with the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to deliver a modernization and replacement program for its Skylink automated people mover (APM) system. The contract is valued at more than $72.2 million.
“Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is one of the busiest in the world and the Skylink APM is fundamental to moving passengers and the employees who keep the airport running. We are grateful for DFW’s long-term partnership, which demonstrates the value our services team continues to bring to our airport customers. We are committed to this partnership. This new contract will allow us to further enhance the world-class experience people have come to expect from Skylink," said Michael Keroullé, president and CEO, Alstom Americas.
Under the 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 (4.97-mile) 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 percent.