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October 5, 2017

Team led by Mott MacDonald chosen to revitalize JFK Airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has chosen a team led by Mott MacDonald to implement the vision plan set out by the Governor's Airport Advisory Panel for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport. Mott MacDonald will work in partnership with the renowned architectural firm Grimshaw, with the support of skilled specialty consultants.

The vision plan is intended to revitalize the airport and place it among the ranks of world-class airports. In addition to concept design for near-term improvements, it includes a 30-year master plan that covers terminal, gate, aircraft parking, and airfield capacity; airport transportation access and parking systems; air cargo facilities; and airside support facilities (fueling, deicing, maintenance, and cogeneration). The overall project is expected to drive investment of up to $10 billion.

“Sixty million passengers traveled through JFK last year,” said Nick DeNichilo, President and CEO of Mott MacDonald in North America. “New York City deserves an airport that reflects its world-class status. We believe that our previous work on behalf of the Port Authority, and our record of landmark aviation projects around the world, have prepared us to meet this challenge.”

Of the 20 airports currently ranked the best in the world by Skytrax, Mott MacDonald has worked on 10. Mott MacDonald has helped Singapore Changi International Airport maintain its number 1 spot, and helped Hong Kong International Airport to move up to number 4 and Heathrow to number 9.

Chris Chalk, Mott MacDonald’s Global Aviation Practice Leader and Project Manager for the revitalization of JFK Airport, said, “We are excited to be appointed by the Port Authority to plan the future of John F. Kennedy International Airport. Our goal is to re-establish JFK among the premier league of airports and to make it the world’s city hub of choice. Together with our key partner Grimshaw, we are redeveloping the future of airports from London Heathrow to Auckland, New Zealand. We are also committed to maximizing the minority- and women-owned enterprise component of the work.”

Mark Husser, Partner-in-Charge for Grimshaw, said, “We are delighted to be partners with Mott McDonald and the Port Authority to realize this great and timely vision for the region. New York is the greatest and most diverse city in the world and it deserves a great, world class airport. We’ve been in New York now for 16 years and have been honored to design significant urban infrastructure projects for the city, and JFK is an enormously exciting opportunity to make a difference for the region.”

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