An American airport equipment supplier, JBT AeroTech has been awarded an over $20m contract by Nashville International Airport to supply it with 36 new Jetway passenger boarding bridges.
As per the terms of the contract, which was given to JBT AeroTech after a competitive bid selection process, the company will supply gate equipment and additional equipment such as JetAire preconditioned air units, reported Airport-world.com.
Nashville International Airport requires the new jetbridges as JetBlue will resume its service at the airport in the spring with the launch of non-stop daily services to Boston and Fort Laurderdale.
The airport will also see the launch of new services to Dallas Love Field, Seattle-Tacoma, Atlantic City, Oakland, and Miami, and Cuba.
JBT AeroTech president Dave Burdakin was quoted by Airportimprovement.com as saying: "JBT is proud to be selected by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority as a key partner in this transformational project."
The installation of the equipment will continue for approximately 18 months and is expected to begin in May 2016.
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JBT will also offer power upgrades, cable management systems, 28.5VDC systems, gate-box step down transformers, among other equipment.
A record of 11,673,633 passengers travelled to and from the Nashville Airport in 2015, marking a rise of 5.7% from the previous year.
Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) president and CEO Rob Wigington was quoted by Airport-world.com as saying: "It’s been an extraordinary year for Nashville International Airport on so many different levels.
"Our passenger traffic continues its record-setting growth, adding to the vitality of this region and showcasing the role the airport serves as a major driver of economic development for our community."