Bombardier to Provide APM to LA International Airport


Rendering of the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 300 vehicle. Photo: courtesy of Bombardier.


Bombardier Transportation has announced that the consortium of LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) was awarded two contracts by Los Angeles World Airports to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an automated people mover (APM) system for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The contract is valued at approximately US$4.9 billion. 

LINXS awarded the two contracts to joint ventures (JVs). The JV in charge of the design and build portion has awarded a contract to Bombardier valued at approximately US$219 million. Bombardier also has a 55 percent share in the operations and maintenance JV, which was awarded a contract valued at US$576 million. 

Bombardier will be responsible for the design and supply of 44 BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 300 vehicles, signaling, and onboard and wayside communication systems, and will lead a joint venture providing operations and maintenance services for the system and related facilities for a 25-year period. 

“We are proud to be a member of the LINXS team and to partner with Los Angeles International Airport in bringing a new mobility option to the traveling public,” stated Benoit Brossoit, president of Bombardier Transportation Americas Region. “With this contract, nine of the ten busiest airports in the United States have chosen Bombardier for their automated transit systems. We are confident that we will deliver Los Angeles a modern and dependable APM system worthy of a world-class airport.” 

The new APM system will run on a 2.25-mile elevated dual-lane guideway with six stations.