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Bombardier Completes Automated People Mover Shuttle at Tampa International Airport, USA.



MONTREAL -- Bombardier Transportation and other invited guests of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority celebrated the official inauguration of the newly constructed Airside air·side  
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 C Terminal at Tampa International Airport Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, ICAO: KTPA, FAA LID: TPA) is a public airport located six miles (10 km) west of the central business district of Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. . As part of the Airport's ongoing construction program, Bombardier refurbished and upgraded the Automated People Mover (APM (Advanced Power Management) A programming interface (API) from Intel and Microsoft for battery-powered computers that lets programs communicate power requirements to slow down and speed up components. See ACPI.

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) shuttle that operates between the landside land·side  
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 terminal and Tampa's new state-of-the-art Satellite C Terminal. Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, presided the celebration, accompanied by Hillsborough County Commissioner Thomas Scott, Aviation Authority Chairman Alfred Austin, and other public officials.

This is the second shuttle system to be refurbished and upgraded at Tampa International Airport. Bombardier's scope of work for the new shuttle system included renovation and extension of the guideway, power rail, guidebeam and station doors, including the reconfiguration of the existing vehicles from one to two-car trains. Since 1971, Bombardier has designed and supplied six elevated shuttle systems for Tampa International Airport, and replaced two of the original lines. Bombardier also maintains the current fleet of 16 C-100 Series vehicles that operate on the Airport's system, as well as the fleet of monorail monorail, railway system that uses cars that run on a single rail. Typically the rail is run overhead and the cars are either suspended from it or run above it.  vehicles.

Raymond T. Betler, President of Bombardier Transport's Total Transit Systems said, "Bombardier is very proud to participate in today's memorable festivities fes·tiv·i·ty  
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. Over the past 35 years, we have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with our valued customer, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority." He added: "Our on-time completion of the shuttle system to the new Satellite C Terminal emphasizes our commitment to the Airport and our support for the excellent service that the Airport has provided to its passengers over as many years."

Tampa International Airport was the first airport in the world to deploy a fully automated people mover system and is host to Bombardier's longest running APM system. Today, Bombardier has supplied, and is operating, fully automated transit systems for airports in Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; and Atlanta, Denver, Newark, New York Newark is a village in Wayne County, New York, U.S., 30 miles (48 km) east by south of Rochester. The population was 9,682 at the 2000 census.

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, and San Francisco USA. Bombardier is also currently supplying APM systems to Spain's Barajas International Airport, Heathrow International Airport, United Kingdom, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, USA, where it is deploying the Bombardier CITYFLO 650 automatic train control technology.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2005, were $15.8 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE)

Canada's largest stock exchange, trading approximately 1,200 company stocks and 33 options.
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