JBT AeroTech wins equipment supply contract for Wichita Airport

3 August 2014 (Last Updated August 3rd, 2014 18:30)

Airport solutions provider JBT AeroTech has secured an equipment supply contract from Wichita Airport Authority in the US.

Airport solutions provider JBT AeroTech has secured an equipment supply contract from Wichita Airport Authority in the US.

The $8m contract is one of the largest orders for glass-walled boarding bridges in the country and under the contract terms, the company will supply gate equipment for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.

"This is a great opportunity for the City of Wichita to showcase its airport with state-of-the-art glass boarding bridges."

JBT AeroTech president Dave Burdakin said: "This is a great opportunity for the City of Wichita to showcase its airport with state-of-the-art glass boarding bridges. Jetway bridges are designed to accommodate various aesthetic configurations including steel, aluminium panels and glass.

"This will be a significant installation of the Jetway glass bridge design in the US."

The contract covers the supply of glass-sided Jetway passenger boarding bridges, JetAire pre-conditioned air units and Jetpower 400Hz ground power units.

The installation of the equipment will begin later this year.

Initially, some of the equipment will become operational by mid-February 2015 and the remaining in January 2016.