SHANGHAI, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The new satellite terminal to be built as part of the Shanghai Pudong International Airport expansion will be served by 279 Otis escalators and moving walkways. Covering an area of 622,000 square meters and comprising two linked satellite halls, the new facility will be the world's largest satellite terminal. When completed in 2019, it will boost Pudong Airport's handling capacity to 80 million passengers annually, up from 60 million at the end of 2015. Otis, the world's leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
A major aviation hub for China and Asia, Pudong Airport is the main international airport for Shanghai, China's financial capital. It currently has two terminals, four runways and three cargo sections. Hosting a range of domestic and international airlines, it offers direct and connecting flights to key countries and regions across the globe. The escalators and moving walkways will be supplied by Otis Elevator (China) Co., a local Otis entity.
"Otis is the industry leader in the infrastructure segment in China, supporting the current Pudong Airport, as well as airports in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other cities, together with metro and high-speed rail stations across the country. We are proud to be selected again to support the Pudong Airport expansion by facilitating passenger movement with comfort and convenience," said Perry Zheng, Otis China president.
"Otis provides comprehensive elevator, escalator and moving walkway solutions to the world's major infrastructure projects, from planning and field installation to maintenance and modernization," added Haran Vela, vice president, Otis Global Major Projects. "As an industry pioneer deploying digital and mobile technologies and tools in elevator and escalator maintenance, we help infrastructure customers rise to the challenge of efficiently moving millions of passengers worldwide every day."
"Otis has formed a dedicated task force of experts from engineering, field operations and service to work on this critical project," added Luis Molina, president, Otis China Limited.
Otis is the world's leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in approximately 200 countries and territories. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs.