Cabinet Approves Contract for Passenger Boarding Bridges at Airport


Cabinet has approved the award of a contract for the supply, installation and commissioning of five passenger boarding bridges at the Norman Manley International Airport, at a cost of US$2,137,250.
This was disclosed by Minister of Information and Development, Donald Buchanan, at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, held at Jamaica House, on (Aug.14).
He informed that works under this contract, to be undertaken by ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems, would comprise the supply, installation and commissioning of five glass-walled passenger boarding bridges, with rotundas and columns in accordance with the specifications. The Norman Manley International Airport is in the process of implementing Phase 1A of its 20-year plan, a Three-phase Capital Development Programme in accordance with its Master Plan.
This phase, which is scheduled for completion in July 2008, is intended to upgrade existing facilities sufficiently to meet projected growth through to the year 2023.
“The two-level passenger pier, which is part of the on-going airport terminal (development), is suitably designed to accommodate a passenger loading bridge at each of the nine aircraft gate positions,” Mr. Buchanan said.
“A passenger loading bridge ensures passengers protection from the weather and enhances safety, as passengers are not required to walk on the ramp between the parked aircraft and the passenger pier,” the Minister explained.

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