thyssenkrupp upgrades Aena facilities

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Spanish airport operator Aena has hired thyssenkrupp to upgrade and add to passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) and moving walkways in three of its most popular airports.

The urban mobility provider has secured contracts with Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Palma de Mallorca Airport and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport.

thyssenkrupp will equip Madrid-Barajas with 42 modern passenger boarding bridges. The contract also includes the maintenance of 122 passenger boarding bridges and refurbishment of another 10.

The company will also install 22 moving walks, two of them 95m (312ft) long, at Palma de Mallorca Airport, and has already begun installing 34 glass PBBs at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, adding to the 43 PBBs installed in 2008.

“Many airport operators use our technologies, our know-how, and most of all our dedicated maintenance service. This is especially true for renowned airports like Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, where there’s a particular need for extraordinary efficiency and reliability,” said Peter Walker, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator.

The new technology is maintained on-site by qualified staff.

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