tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
England – Brighton – 2016

I360 British Airways

POMA designed and manufactured the entire pod and drive system of the world’s tallest observation tower, known as the British Airways i360. A unique concept, located on the Brighton seafront in the south of England.

product range
i360
Application
Tourist attraction
More about

The project

The i360 is a genuine feat combining technology, engineering, innovation and design, a work of the famous British architect David Marks. POMA was involved in its construction, designing the entire “pod and drive system”, including the huge panoramic viewing pod and all the equipment allowing it to travel up and down the tower like a vertical ropeway.

POMA and its subsidiaries SIGMA and SEMER have demonstrated their mastery of ropeway transportation technologies and have once again proved their ability to innovate for a bold project in the large-scale leisure market and tourist attractions.

I360 British Airways

In motion

tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

160 m

Débit

Cabin capacity

200 passengers

temps

Journey time

20 minutes

POMA, innovation

for the project

Unique design

With a saucer design entirely made of glass, the viewing pod capable of welcoming 200 visitors has a surface area of 180 sq. m and a total empty weight of 94 tonnes. Its hosting capacity and unique concept have created a rush of enthusiasm for an activity that complements the “flights” operated by the i360: a unique venue for all kinds of events.

The “slimmest” tower

The British Airways i360 holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s “slimmest” tower. With a diameter of 3.9 metres and a height of 160 metres, the British Airways i360 tower has a height-to-width ratio of 40:1, a genuine feat combining technology, engineering, innovation and design.

I360 in pictures

tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
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POMA produced the 28 capsules of the observation wheel for the Chinese megalopolis of Shenzhen. Developed specifically to withstand a very hot and humid climate, they presented a real technical challenge, which the group’s teams managed to overcome.

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Miami Airport

United States – Miami – 2016

Miami International Airport inaugurated its two APMs in 2016 and 2017. The two APM trains travel 375 m and carry up to 12,000 passengers per hour between the main terminal and terminal E.

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Egypt – Cairo – 2012

The expanding Cairo International Airport, one of the largest in the Middle East, wanted a high-performance link to connect its three airport terminals and to provide access to the car parks and shopping centre. The specifications for the construction of the MiniMetro® were speed, silence, comfort, availability and also environmental considerations.

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tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
England – Brighton – 2016

I360 British Airways

POMA designed and manufactured the entire pod and drive system of the world’s tallest observation tower, known as the British Airways i360. A unique concept, located on the Brighton seafront in the south of England.

product range
Detachable gondola lift
Application
Skiing Area
More about

The project

The i360 is a genuine feat combining technology, engineering, innovation and design, a work of the famous British architect David Marks. POMA was involved in its construction, designing the entire “pod and drive system”, including the huge panoramic viewing pod and all the equipment allowing it to travel up and down the tower like a vertical ropeway.

POMA and its subsidiaries SIGMA and SEMER have demonstrated their mastery of ropeway transportation technologies and have once again proved their ability to innovate for a bold project in the large-scale leisure market and tourist attractions.

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

160 m

Débit

Cabin capacity

200 passengers

temps

Journey time

20 minutes

POMA, innovation

for the project

Unique design

With a saucer design entirely made of glass, the viewing pod capable of welcoming 200 visitors has a surface area of 180 sq. m and a total empty weight of 94 tonnes. Its hosting capacity and unique concept have created a rush of enthusiasm for an activity that complements the “flights” operated by the i360: a unique venue for all kinds of events.

The “slimmest” tower

The British Airways i360 holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s “slimmest” tower. With a diameter of 3.9 metres and a height of 160 metres, the British Airways i360 tower has a height-to-width ratio of 40:1, a genuine feat combining technology, engineering, innovation and design.

I360 in pictures

tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
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The Les 3 Vallées company entrusted POMA with the construction of the new emblematic gondola lift of Les Grangettes. A true link between Courchevel Village and Courchevel 1850, the gondola lift is operated every day until 11 pm. It is a busy link and has opened the door to peri-urban rope transport in the mountains.

Read

Arkhyz

Russia – Arkhyz – 2018

Northern Caucasus Resort is continuing its development project, which began in 2011 in the Caucasus mountains, and has an impressive 10-seat 3.8 km gondola lift with 3 sections on its north slope.

Read

Treeline Cirque

United States – Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows (California) – 2019

Leitner Poma of America, a long-standing partner of the Alpine Meadows ski resort, replaced the 1996 Hot Wheels fixed-grip chairlift this year with a new higher-performance 4-seater detachable chairlift, and took the opportunity to improve the route.

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Skyvall

France – Loudenvielle Peyragudes – 2019

The “Skyvall” gondola lift is a link between the village of Loudenvielle, with its lake and its recreational spa, and the ski resort of Peyragudes. Since the summer of 2020, it has helped improve the year-round appeal of this beautiful valley in the Pyrenees.

Read

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China – Cuiyunshan – 2017

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United States – Copper Mountain (Colorado) – 2018

The American Flyer may be the world’s longest bubble chairlift; in any case, it is the longest one manufactured by the POMA Group on American soil.

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Arcs Express

France – Bourg Saint-Maurice – 2019

An emblematic feature of the valley for more than 30 years, the funicular railway of Saint Maurice was one of the first elevators in the Alps. It was renovated in 2019. A pioneer in multimodal travel, Bourg Saint Maurice offers thousands of skiers and daily users a direct link between the skiing area of Les Arcs and the railway network in just 7 minutes.

Read

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For the first time in France, in La Daille, a gondola lift with 57 10-seater Symphony cabins designed by Pininfarina offers maximum comfort to passengers.

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France – Courchevel – 2019

The 10-person gondola lift provides transport between the village of Le Praz (where a 500-space car park has been created) and the Courchevel resort centre.

Read

Cime Caron

France – Val Thorens – 2019

On the “Cime Caron” ropeway in Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe, POMA was commissioned to replace the 4 carrying ropes and modify their hydraulic tensioning system. The deadline for this major operation was particularly tight.

Read

tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
England – Brighton – 2016

I360 British Airways

POMA designed and manufactured the entire pod and drive system of the world’s tallest observation tower, known as the British Airways i360. A unique concept, located on the Brighton seafront in the south of England.

product range
Urban Aerial Tramway
Application
Peri-urban connection
More about

The project

The i360 is a genuine feat combining technology, engineering, innovation and design, a work of the famous British architect David Marks. POMA was involved in its construction, designing the entire “pod and drive system”, including the huge panoramic viewing pod and all the equipment allowing it to travel up and down the tower like a vertical ropeway.

POMA and its subsidiaries SIGMA and SEMER have demonstrated their mastery of ropeway transportation technologies and have once again proved their ability to innovate for a bold project in the large-scale leisure market and tourist attractions.

I360 British Airways

In motion

tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

160 m

Débit

Cabin capacity

200 passengers

temps

Journey time

20 minutes

POMA, innovation

for the project

Unique design

With a saucer design entirely made of glass, the viewing pod capable of welcoming 200 visitors has a surface area of 180 sq. m and a total empty weight of 94 tonnes. Its hosting capacity and unique concept have created a rush of enthusiasm for an activity that complements the “flights” operated by the i360: a unique venue for all kinds of events.

The “slimmest” tower

The British Airways i360 holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s “slimmest” tower. With a diameter of 3.9 metres and a height of 160 metres, the British Airways i360 tower has a height-to-width ratio of 40:1, a genuine feat combining technology, engineering, innovation and design.

I360 in pictures

tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
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POMA special projects:

View all

Grangettes

France – Courchevel – 2018

The Les 3 Vallées company entrusted POMA with the construction of the new emblematic gondola lift of Les Grangettes. A true link between Courchevel Village and Courchevel 1850, the gondola lift is operated every day until 11 pm. It is a busy link and has opened the door to peri-urban rope transport in the mountains.

Read

Arkhyz

Russia – Arkhyz – 2018

Northern Caucasus Resort is continuing its development project, which began in 2011 in the Caucasus mountains, and has an impressive 10-seat 3.8 km gondola lift with 3 sections on its north slope.

Read

Treeline Cirque

United States – Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows (California) – 2019

Leitner Poma of America, a long-standing partner of the Alpine Meadows ski resort, replaced the 1996 Hot Wheels fixed-grip chairlift this year with a new higher-performance 4-seater detachable chairlift, and took the opportunity to improve the route.

Read

Skyvall

France – Loudenvielle Peyragudes – 2019

The “Skyvall” gondola lift is a link between the village of Loudenvielle, with its lake and its recreational spa, and the ski resort of Peyragudes. Since the summer of 2020, it has helped improve the year-round appeal of this beautiful valley in the Pyrenees.

Read

Cuiyunshan

China – Cuiyunshan – 2017

A superb 6/8 Telemix®, combining 6-seater chairs with protective hoods and 8-person Diamond cabins, was deployed in Cuiyunshan, a new station near Chongli, four hours by road from Beijing.

Read

Diablerets Express

Switzerland – Diablerets – 2018

In French-speaking Switzerland, customer and operator comfort was the primary focus of the Diablerets station restructuring project. The eponymous gondola lift therefore replaces a chairlift to enhance skier comfort, and is equipped with a SmartBoard control console to ensure optimum operator comfort.

Read

American Flyer

United States – Copper Mountain (Colorado) – 2018

The American Flyer may be the world’s longest bubble chairlift; in any case, it is the longest one manufactured by the POMA Group on American soil.

Read

Arcs Express

France – Bourg Saint-Maurice – 2019

An emblematic feature of the valley for more than 30 years, the funicular railway of Saint Maurice was one of the first elevators in the Alps. It was renovated in 2019. A pioneer in multimodal travel, Bourg Saint Maurice offers thousands of skiers and daily users a direct link between the skiing area of Les Arcs and the railway network in just 7 minutes.

Read

La Daille

France – Val d’Isère – 2018

For the first time in France, in La Daille, a gondola lift with 57 10-seater Symphony cabins designed by Pininfarina offers maximum comfort to passengers.

Read

Le Praz

France – Courchevel – 2019

The 10-person gondola lift provides transport between the village of Le Praz (where a 500-space car park has been created) and the Courchevel resort centre.

Read

Cime Caron

France – Val Thorens – 2019

On the “Cime Caron” ropeway in Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe, POMA was commissioned to replace the 4 carrying ropes and modify their hydraulic tensioning system. The deadline for this major operation was particularly tight.

Read

tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
England – Brighton – 2016

I360 British Airways

POMA designed and manufactured the entire pod and drive system of the world’s tallest observation tower, known as the British Airways i360. A unique concept, located on the Brighton seafront in the south of England.

product range
Observation Wheel
Application
Tourist attraction
More about

The project

The i360 is a genuine feat combining technology, engineering, innovation and design, a work of the famous British architect David Marks. POMA was involved in its construction, designing the entire “pod and drive system”, including the huge panoramic viewing pod and all the equipment allowing it to travel up and down the tower like a vertical ropeway.

POMA and its subsidiaries SIGMA and SEMER have demonstrated their mastery of ropeway transportation technologies and have once again proved their ability to innovate for a bold project in the large-scale leisure market and tourist attractions.

I360 British Airways

In motion

tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

160 m

Débit

Cabin capacity

200 passengers

temps

Journey time

20 minutes

POMA, innovation

for the project

Unique design

With a saucer design entirely made of glass, the viewing pod capable of welcoming 200 visitors has a surface area of 180 sq. m and a total empty weight of 94 tonnes. Its hosting capacity and unique concept have created a rush of enthusiasm for an activity that complements the “flights” operated by the i360: a unique venue for all kinds of events.

The “slimmest” tower

The British Airways i360 holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s “slimmest” tower. With a diameter of 3.9 metres and a height of 160 metres, the British Airways i360 tower has a height-to-width ratio of 40:1, a genuine feat combining technology, engineering, innovation and design.

I360 in pictures

tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA
More

POMA special projects:

View all

Hong Kong Wheel

China – Hong Kong – 2014

POMA produced the 45 cabins for the Hong Kong observation wheel in China. The observation wheel offers spectacular views over the bay and megacity centre, both during the day and at night.

Read

i360

England – Brighton – 2016

POMA designed and manufactured the entire pod and drive system of the world’s tallest observation tower, known as the British Airways i360. A unique concept, located on the Brighton seafront in the south of England.

Read

Shenzhen Observation Wheel

China – Shenzhen – 2020

POMA produced the 28 capsules of the observation wheel for the Chinese megalopolis of Shenzhen. Developed specifically to withstand a very hot and humid climate, they presented a real technical challenge, which the group’s teams managed to overcome.

Read

Miami Airport

United States – Miami – 2016

Miami International Airport inaugurated its two APMs in 2016 and 2017. The two APM trains travel 375 m and carry up to 12,000 passengers per hour between the main terminal and terminal E.

Read

Cairo Airport

Egypt – Cairo – 2012

The expanding Cairo International Airport, one of the largest in the Middle East, wanted a high-performance link to connect its three airport terminals and to provide access to the car parks and shopping centre. The specifications for the construction of the MiniMetro® were speed, silence, comfort, availability and also environmental considerations.

Read

Liaison Blanc Blanc

France – Grenoble – 2010

“Liaison Blanc-Blanc” is more than just a funicular railway, it is a mini mobile clean room, ISO 6 classified, which connects the two controlled environment areas of the Grenoble CEA over 250 metres.

Read

The High Roller

United states – Las Vegas – 2014

Caesars Entertainment has entrusted the POMA Group with the design and manufacture of the High Roller observation wheel capsules. A flagship attraction of “The Linq”, a new urban and entertainment district in Las Vegas.

Read