Bombardier has appointed Luis García Casares, up till now has been Head of ITC Services, as Director and Head of the APM (Automatic People Mover) of Barajas airport, which entered service in 2005 and operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The company thus reinforces its commitment to the high availability rates (99.6% average) and quality of this transport service without driver, that connects the terminal 4 (T4) with its satellite building.
For Luis “the challenge is to maintain these availability rates in a driverless transport system, which stands out for being 100% automatic and capable of adapting perfectly to the needs that airports demands”.
In 2006 Bombardier was hired for the operation and the integral maintenance of the system for 10 years. In 2016, the contract was renewed for another 10 years. “Our actions will be aimed at reviewing maintenance plans and activities, managing obsolescence and proposing improvements and updates to the system,” García Casares added.