thyssenkrupp Elevator is empowering 20 airports across India with its innovative and reliable products and services. The company has recently won two major airport projects: the Pune International Airport Expansion Project, and LGBI - Guwahati Airport Project.
He informs that some of the key airports like the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi (also the 12th busiest in the world and the 6th busiest in Asia by passenger traffic) have been powered by the company‘s 71 Elevators, 34 Escalators, 92 Moving Walks, and 57 Passenger Boarding Bridges.
The Kempegowda Airport in Bengaluru (the 3rd busiest airport by passenger traffic in the country) is equipped with the company’s Mobility Solutions that include 45 Elevators, 33 Escalators, 6 Moving Walks, and 6 Passenger Boarding Bridges. Likewise, the Cochin International Airport, the first solar powered Airport in the country with a capacity of 50 million passengers per annum, has 18 Elevators, 6 Escalators, and 3 Moving Walks of thyssenkrupp.
Other airports like the Pune International Airport, Jaipur International Airport, Ahmedabad International Airport, Chandigarh Airport, Bhopal Airport, Raipur Airport, Lucknow Airport, Varanasi Airport, and the Udaipur Airport have relied on thyssenkrupp Elevator’s proven innovative aviation mobility solutions and services.
The Pune airport is being revamped and expanded to handle the growth and improve handling capacity. The 42,000 sqm new terminal building will be integrated with the existing one and will sport thyssenkrupp Elevator’s 15 Elevators and 8 Escalators. Guwahati’s LGBI Airport’s upcoming terminal will be powered by 25 Elevators, 10 Escalators, and 2 Moving Walks. The new terminal will spread across 77,500 sqm and will be equipped to handle 2,900 domestic and 200 international passengers at a time.
Furthermore, Delhi’s International Airpot will be equipped with 90 of thyssenkrupp’s A-VDGS (Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System), while the Hyderabad Airport will have 33 of the A-VDGS. The Delhi Airport Project will have an additional fleet of 22 PBBs from thyssenkrupp.
“Our engineering expertise enables our customers across India to gain an edge, while our technologies and innovations are designed to meet the diverse customer and market requirements, most ably,” says Mehan.
India has become the third largest domestic aviation market in the world and is expected to overtake UK to become the third largest air passenger market by 2024. The country’s civil aviation industry has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries during the last three years. India’s passenger traffic stood at 199.60 million in FY20 (April-October 2019). To cater to the rising air traffic, the Government of India has envisaged increasing the number of operational airports to 190-200 by FY40 from the current 103 airports.