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Thyssenkrupp Elevator Expands Airport Activities in Latin America

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18 Aug 2020

Thyssenkrupp Elevator ensures that passengers can reach their airport gates safely and on time at Brazil’s biggest airports by delivering a comprehensive range of mobility solution for nearly all areas from the entrance halls up to the gates and passenger boarding bridges (PBBs). The company has already installed around 500 mobility solutions at Brazil’s airports and now provides a total of 131 new escalator and elevator units as well as PBBs to five important airports in Brazil.

Image Credit: Sergio Sona / Julia Munhoz.
Image Credit: Sergio Sona / Julia Munhoz.

With the most recent installations, Thyssenkrupp Elevator provides 11 elevators, 9 escalators, 8 PBBs, and 2 iWalks at Salvador International Airport, Bahia, furthermore 13 elevators, 6 escalators, and 3 PBBs at Macapá International Airport, Amapá, 15 elevators, 8 escalators, and 10 PBBs at Florianópolis International Airport, Santa Catarina, 15 PBBs to Fortaleza Airport, and finally 18 elevators, 7 escalators, and 6 PBBs at Porto Alegre Airport, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.

In Brazil, more than 100 million people travel by airplane annually. To cope with this enormous volume, Brazil’s major airports need to adapt to international standards. Besides the most recent installations, there are around 500 mobility systems by Thyssenkrupp Elevator at Brazilian airports including Latin America’s biggest airport, São Paulo International Airport, as well as RIOgaleão - Tom Jobim International Airport, Rio de Janeiro.

"A reliable and efficient transportation system is crucial for airports around the world. That’s the reason why many airport operators use our technologies, our expertise, and most of all with our dedicated maintenance. With our mobility solutions, we deliver and secure reliability, comfort, and maximum efficiency for airports all over Latin America,” says Renato Medrado, Specials Equipments Manager at Thyssenkrupp Elevator for Latin America.

Mobility solutions by Thyssenkrupp Elevator stand out due to the underlying intelligent and digitized systems. PBBs by Thyssenkrupp Elevator can be controlled remotely through the innovative Remote Control System (RCS). The RCS is a combination of technology, hardware and software that allows PBBs to be safely controlled by an operator from a remote post.

Docking maneuvers are carried out by an operator using the prepositioning system that will automatically place the PBB facing the aircraft door and manually connecting it to the aircraft using the motion controls of the remote post. Undocking maneuvers are carried out using the unique fully automatic undocking function.

Thyssenkrupp Elevator also offers airports around the globe an Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS). It features long-range Azimuth guidance starting as soon as the airplane lands, an operating range of more than 200 meters, and automatic activation.

In addition to delivering and installing the equipment, Thyssenkrupp Elevator also provides post-delivery maintenance and service. This makes a true market difference in the market, because it requires strict performance standards, such as a specialized technical team that makes sure airport operations are running smoothly 24 hours a day.

Particularly in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, airport operators attach great importance to safe mobility offers for passengers. Thyssenkrupp Elevator provides several options for maximum hygiene to effectively reduce the risk of infection.

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