Bombardier Transportation's Innovia APM 300 at Munich Airport
26 April 2016
On 22 April 2016, Bombardier Transportation’s Innovia APM 300 automated people mover (APM) system was inaugurated at Munich Airport in Germany, along with the new satellite building. This innovative dual-lane passenger transit system connects Terminal 2, via an underground tunnel, to the new satellite facility located 400 m away. Bombardier designed, built and commissioned all of the electrical and mechanical equipment, including 12 APM vehicles. Bombardier will provide nine years of operation and maintenance services for the new airport transit system. Germar Wacker, President, Mainline and Metros, Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE) at Bombardier Transportation, stated: “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 Innovia APM 300 system was selected by Munich Airport due to its flexibility and exceptional reliability. The new transport system is 700 m long in total and enables short transfer times at the airport by providing the capacity needed to transport different amounts of passengers. The vehicles cover the distance between the two buildings in less than 60 sec and, during peak times, up to 10,900 passengers/hr can be transported. The 12 Innovia APM 300 vehicles are equipped with the Bombardier Cityflo 650 automatic train control technology for driverless operation.