To ensure the seamless opening of The New Terminal One (NTO) at New York JFK Airport, representatives of the terminal project design-build team, including NTO, AECOM Tishman Construction, Schneider Electric, Faith Group, and SITA, have opened a new pre-production centre where all technology will be tested before being deployed in the airport’s largest and most modern terminal.
The new JFK Terminal One Pre-Production Center will test critical systems such as biometric passenger touchpoints, baggage systems and airport management systems.
“The New Terminal One will transform travel as JFK’s dedicated international terminal, connecting New York with the rest of the world,” said Simon Gandy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The New Terminal One. “Our bold ambition to set a new benchmark for world-class design and service will position us to be among the top five airport terminals around the globe. Technology will play a key role in bringing that ambition to life and this new pre-production centre ensures our readiness for opening day, enabling us to make every experience at The New Terminal One an extraordinary moment to remember.”
Upon opening from 2026, The New Terminal One aims to offer travellers a world-class experience, revolutionising the standard of travel. Technology will help streamline the passenger experience through biometric touchpoints, while providing the airport operator with integrated systems to manage everything from baggage to aircraft turnaround.
“Having supported the opening of new airports in the U.S. and around the world, we understand that airports are highly integrated environments with dozens of stakeholders and systems that need to work seamlessly together,” said Matthys Serfontein, SITA President of Americas. “With the new pre-production centre, we can put each system through its paces before it is deployed in the new terminal, supporting a timely and flawless opening.”