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KONE gets bid for work at Atlanta airport


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Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 5:45 pm
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KONE has been awarded the contract to modernize 29 escalators and moving sidewalks at the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The project calls for 15 KONE EcoMod escalators and 14 moving sidewalks. KONE has had a relationship with the airport for more than 30 years, serving as the airport's maintenance provider since its construction in 1979.

This is the airport's fourth project using KONE's EcoMod solution, a modernization approach that fully replaces escalators and moving walkways without disruptive and expensive truss removal and minimizing disruption to customers.

Hartsfield-Jackson has been the world's busiest airport for passenger traffic since 1998, and by number of landings and take-offs since 2005. It accommodates more than 250,000 passengers and 2,500 arrivals and departures daily.

Work on the project will start in May and is expected to finish in February 2016.

















 




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