CHICAGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a contract exceeding $8 million to supply gate equipment for the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. The order, placed by the Wichita Airport Authority, includes glass-sided Jetway® passenger boarding bridges, JetAire® preconditioned air units and Jetpower® 400 Hz ground power units.
This is one of the largest orders for glass-walled boarding bridges in 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. Jetway bridges are designed to accommodate various aesthetic configurations including steel, aluminum panels and glass. This will be a significant installation of the Jetway glass bridge design in the United States," said Dave Burdakin, President, JBT AeroTech.
The Company anticipates installing most of the equipment starting in Q4 2014. The project is phased, with most of the glass passenger boarding bridge gates becoming operational in mid-February 2015 and the final few to be operational in January 2016.
JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries. 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 Corporation employs approximately 3,400 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations located in over 25 countries. For more information please visit 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 the Securities and Exchange Commission 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.
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