Client: Docklands Light Rail/Emirates Air Line

Year: 2012

SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit's original commission was in October 2012 to undertake an audit of the Emirates Air Line cable car system focusing on:

  • Asset maintenance policy 
  • Whole life cost model
  • Maintenance regime
  • Adequacy of the technical manuals and the requirement to ensure the safety of the Emirates Air Line

Following completion of the audit, SNC-Lavalin was commissioned to undertake an ongoing Engineering & Assurance Management role. Reporting to the Emirates Air Line and DLR Head of Engineering the scope included:

  • Chairing the Change Assurance Panel and undertaking Engineering Assurance Reviews
  • Interfacing with the Emirates Air Line operator
  • Managing Emirates Air Line projects such as:
    • Enhanced cabin steps for mobility scooters
    • LED lighting for cabin exteriors
    • The Aviation Experience, a tourist attraction including a flight simulator
    • New office and control room extension at the South Terminal

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