The PBTS joint venture will deliver an integrated system package, including 18 cars, for a 2.6km APM line connecting a new airside satellite concourse to Shenzhen Airport’s existing Terminal 3, with the APM system scheduled to enter service in 2020.

Bombardier owns 50% of the shares in PBTS, which is consolidated by Bombardier Transportation’s partner CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

Since opening in 2013, passenger numbers passing through Shenzhen airport’s Terminal 3 surpassed 45 million by the end of 2017 and are estimated to increase to 82 million by 2025.

Bombardier has already supplied peoplemovers to Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Metro Line 8 and Guangzhou Zhujiangxincheng airport and is currently delivering an Innovia APM 300 system for Hong Kong Airport.