Congrats to our partner JBT AeroTech on manufacturing high quality GSE and airport equipment for the aviation industry.Â
CHICAGO,Â July 31, 2014Â /PRNewswire/ –Â JBT CorporationÂ (NYSE: JBT) announced today that itsÂ JBT AeroTechÂ business has been awarded a contract exceedingÂ $8 millionÂ to supply gate equipment for theÂ Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.Â The order, placed by theÂ Wichita Airport Authority, includes glass-sided JetwayÂ® passenger boarding bridges, JetAireÂ® preconditioned air units and JetpowerÂ® 400 Hz ground power units.
This is one of the largest orders for glass-walled boarding bridges inÂ the United States.
“This is a great opportunity for the City of Wichita to showcase its airport with state-of-the-art glass boarding bridges.Â Jetway bridges are designed to accommodate various aesthetic configurations including steel, aluminum panels and glass.Â This will be a significant installation of the Jetway glass bridge design inÂ the United States,” saidÂ Dave Burdakin, President, JBT AeroTech.
The Company anticipates installing most of the equipment starting in Q4 2014.Â The project is phased, with most of the glass passenger boarding bridge gates becoming operational inÂ mid-February 2015Â and the final few to be operational inJanuary 2016.
JBT CorporationÂ (NYSE: JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries.Â JBT Corporation designs, manufactures, tests and services technologically sophisticated systems and products for regional and multi-national industrial food processing customers through its JBT FoodTech segment and for domestic and international air transportation customers through its JBT AeroTech segment.JBT CorporationÂ employs approximately 3,400 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations located in over 25 countries. For more information please visitÂ www.jbtcorporation.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are information of a non-historical nature and are subject to risks and uncertainties that are beyond the Company’s ability to control. These risks and uncertainties are described under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by the Company with theÂ Securities and Exchange CommissionÂ that may be accessed on the Company’s website. The Company cautions shareholders and prospective investors that actual results may differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements.
SOURCEÂ JBT Corporation