New York, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2013
The seven-year agreement comes on the heels of JFKIAT’s selection in September 2012 of Vanderlande Industries as the operator of the terminal’s all new baggage handling system, which will open in early 2013. Michiel Peters, Global CEO of Vanderlande Industries and Ewout Cassee, President of Vanderlande Industries North America, joined JFKIAT’s Alain Maca, President, and Michael Sibilia, CFO for the contract signing on November 16, 2012.
Vanderlande’s Customer Services Division is responsible for baggage system maintenance and operations at Terminal 4, which is currently undergoing a major expansion and will become the new home to Delta Air Lines Inc. at JFK. The first seven years of the Operations & Maintenance contract totals over $30.5M. After the initial term, two (2) five-year extensions are optional bringing the contract’s total potential value to over $70M.
Vanderlande Industries is responsible for all operations and maintenance on the $53M baggage handling system currently in use at Terminal 4 and will also manage the new in-line baggage system to be completed in the first quarter of 2013 . In addition, the Customer Services group will maintain a substantial Passenger Boarding Bridge (PBB) scope. The PBB are inclusive of multiple Airbus A380 boarding bridges, which reach more than 28 feet from the tarmac. Implementation of the service contract already began in October with an official “go-live” date set for May 2013.
Vanderlande President, Ewout Cassee said, “Vanderlande began its relationship with JFKIAT with the installation of our baggage handling system in 2011. We are extremely honored that they have now chosen to expand the scope of our relationship to include our operations and maintenance team. Our Customer Services team looks forward to a long, successful partnership with JFKIAT.”
“The new in-line baggage system being completed by Vanderlande is one of the most significant benefits of the major expansion project at Terminal 4. We’re pleased to enter this agreement with Vanderlande and to be able to provide the airlines and passengers at Terminal 4 with one of the most modern and efficient baggage systems available,” said Alain Maca, President, JFKIAT, LLC.
JFKIAT is the only privatized, non-airline management company to operate a terminal at a major U.S. international airport. Terminal 4 is one of New York City’s busiest terminals with 30 international and domestic carriers and is expected to reach an annual passenger volume of over 12 million travelers in 2013.
About Vanderlande Industries
Vanderlande Industries is a $1B leading global supplier of turnkey material handling systems for baggage handling systems as well as distribution, parcel and post. The company offers a complete solution from engineering and design to installation and operations and maintenance services. Vanderlande Industries offers more than 60 years of experience and ranks as the 5th largest material handling supplier in the world. Its North America headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA and serves the US, Canada and Mexico.
JFKIAT, LLC operates Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport and is the only private, non-airline company to be selected by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to manage a terminal at JFK. Terminal 4 is one of the largest air terminals in the New York area, serving nearly 30 international and domestic airlines with an annual passenger volume expected to reach 12 million travelers in 2013. With a major expansion currently underway to make Terminal 4 the new home of Delta Air Lines at JFK Airport, the 1.5-million-square-foot Terminal 4 will increase its size by more than one third. The expansion project, slated for completion in May 2013, will result in improvements and enhancements that will benefit all of Terminal 4’s airline partners and their passengers including an in-line baggage system, a centralized security checkpoint and a host of new retail and restaurant offerings.JFKIAT, LLC is, through its sole member, a partly-owned subsidiary of Schiphol USA Inc. (SUSA). SUSA is an indirect subsidiary of Amsterdam-based Schiphol Group. For more information visit http://www.jfkiat.com.