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Gleeds begins project for JetBlue Airways at JFK

Gleeds has begun work as a programme manager at the £107 million JetBlue Terminal 5 International project at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport.

The project, which is Gleeds’ fourth on behalf of JetBlue Airways, includes a two-level addition of approximately 155,000ft² and the construction of three new international “swing gates” for arrivals and departures of both international and domestic flights. It will also involve the modification of three existing gates for swing use.

As part of the project, the company will develop airside ramps for the new gates that will include hydrant fuel systems, ramp paving and utilities. A new baggage claim hall, including two new sloped plate baggage claim devices, will also be installed to service the international arriving passengers coming through the terminal each year. In addition, a new Federal Inspections Services Facility capable of handling 1,200 people per hour will be provided, including primary and secondary Custom and Border Protection processing sites.

“We have worked with JetBlue for many years on projects such as the construction of the existing terminal building, which opened in 2008, the demolition of Terminal 6 and the creation of a brand new headquarters in the city,” said Paul Reimer, director of Gleeds’ New York operations. “I am delighted to continue our relationship and work with JetBlue again on this exciting development at Terminal 5.”

The project is scheduled for completion in early 2015.