US contract wins for Groupe ADP

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Groupe ADP-owned Merchant Aviation, with sister company ADP Ingénierie, has won a series of new contracts with airports across the USA.

US-based aviation strategic and design consulting firm Merchant Aviation has been hired to provide strategic planning and design services for the expansion of the American Airlines-operated Terminal 8 expansion at John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, New York.

Merchant Aviation’s role in the US$340m expansion project, part of a multi-billion-dollar JFK redevelopment program, will involve developing both the strategic plan and the conceptual design, while improving passenger experience and providing operational and safety efficiency. The enhanced terminal facility will be commissioned in 2022.

On-call planning
Merchant Aviation has won a three-year on-call planning contract at Denver International Airport in Colorado. This contract includes terminal planning, airside and landside planning, operational planning, cargo planning, FAA compliance and ATC procedures coordination. Passenger traffic forecasts, modeling and simulation services, financial feasibility studies, airport zoning and land use studies are also covered by the contract.

The company will also provide on-call planning services for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, covering five airports (JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, Teterboto and Stewart). As part of this mission, for the next four years Merchant Aviation will provide: airport facility planning and forecasting; aeronautical technical services and operational planning services; airport capacity planning; security planning, properties and commercial development studies; customer experience and digital innovation studies; and safety management systems.

Merchant Aviation has also been brought in to provide program coordination and planning for the replacement of the Central Terminal at LaGuardia Airport, New York, assisting American Airlines (which accounts for more than 55% of airline activity in the terminal’s activity) with the relocation of its installations within the new terminal.

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