Bombardier Transportation's Innovia APM 300 automated people mover (APM) system is to begin service to increase passenger capacity at the Munich Airport in Germany.
In addition, the airport has opened a new satellite building located 400m away from the terminal. The dual-lane passenger transit system connects Terminal 2 to the satellite facility via an underground tunnel.
As well as providing 12 APM vehicles, Bombardier has also designed, built and commissioned all electrical and mechanical equipment. For the new airport transit system, it will be responsible to provide nine years of operation and maintenance services.
The mover systems are equipped with the Bombardier Cityflo 650 automatic train control technology for driverless operation.
Bombardier Transportation Mainline and Metros, Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE) president Germar Wacker said: "Bombardier has extensive global experience in the design, build and supply, as well as operation and maintenance, of driverless transit systems. Our modern mobility solutions for passenger transfers are in successful operation at airports all over the world.
"The latest generation of Innovia APM 300 technology meets the high quality and service standards of the five-star Munich Airport and it will further optimise the transportation of passengers there reliably and efficiently."
The new Innovia APM 300 system is 700m in total and allows short transfer times at Munich Airport by providing the capacity needed for different amounts of passengers. The vehicles would cover the distance between the two buildings in less than one minute during peak times, and up to 10,900 passengers can be transported per hour with the shuttle service.
Image: Munich Airport's Bombardier Innovia APM 300. Photo: courtesy of Bombardier.