Vanderlande Wins JFK IAT Contract

Vanderlande Industries was selected by JFKIAT, LLC, which operates Terminal 4 at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport, as its official baggage handling system and Passenger Boarding Bridge (PBB) operations and maintenance provider.
The seven-year agreement follows JFKIAT’s September 2012 selection of Vanderlande Industries as the operator of the terminal’s all new baggage handling system, which will open in early 2013.
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 (O&M) contract totals over $30.5 million.  After the initial term, two (2) five-year extensions are optional bringing the contract’s total
potential value to over $70 million.
Vanderlande Industries is responsible for all operations and maintenance on the $53 million 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.  The implementation of the service contract 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.”
Alain Maca, President, JFKIAT, LLC commented: “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.”
JFKIAT is the only privatised, non-airline management company to operate a terminal at
a major US 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 travellers in 2013.