The LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) consortium in which Bombardier holds a 10% share won the contract to implement automated shuttles at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on June 11, 2018.

The contract includes the conception, fabrication, funding, operation and maintenance of an automated people mover system at LAX. The contracts amount to about $4.9 billion.

Bombardier should receive a $219 million contract, and will be in charge of conceiving and manufacturing 44 Bombardier Innovia APM 300 vehicles, along with the signalization and communication systems. It should also be leading the joint venture which will operate and maintain the system for 25 years following its construction. That venture was awarded with a $576 million contract. The construction will be built using a Public-Private partnership contracting model.

The shuttle system will serve six stations over 3.6 km on an “elevated dual-lane guideway”. It should help connecting the airport, public and private transportation, and a new rental car facility.

LAX will be the tenth airport of the United States to be equipped with a Bombardier automated people mover system. Innovia APM 300s, the latest iteration of the Innovia series, are already operated in Munich Airport (MUC), Germany and in Dubai International Airport (DXB), United Arab Emirates.