JetBlue Support Operations Campus

John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York

DY Consultants was the civil Engineer on the Design-Build Team for the development of Jet Blue’s Support Operations Campus at the JFK International Airport. DY provided civil design services for the airside and landside components of the site. DY was also contracted to provide Quality Control Services during construction. The complex encompasses a 70,000 square foot maintenance hangar capable of accommodating three Airbus A-320 or Embraer-190 aircraft.

DY’s engineers were responsible for the design of the site-work associated with this approximately 7-acre site, located adjacent to Taxiway B and across from the American Airlines Terminal site. DY Consultants designed the connecting taxiway that leads to the site. Design plans developed for this project included Apron and Taxiway Geometric Plans, Grading Plans, Cross Sections, Demolition Plans, Drainage Plan and Profiles, Airfield Lighting and Signing Plans and associated Detail Sheets. These plans complied with FAA, Port Authority, and NEPA requirements. Specifications and engineer’s calculations were prepared and submitted as part of the design package.

DY also assisted in an important aspect of the approval process. Based on DY’s FAA expertise, we assisted Jet Blue and the Port Authority in obtaining the requisite FAA air space approval. A package was prepared by DY Consultants that analyzed the effect of the permanent structure as well as the temporary effects of equipment during construction on the air space associated with Runway 13L-31R. Upon careful analysis, DY suggested methods of constructing the complex without affecting the visibility minimums associated with the runway’s instrument approach. As a result, the project was constructed without interrupting airline service. DY also coordinated existing utility locations, developed a detailed safety and phasing plan for the airfield, and implemented the FAA reviews process. The project costs were approximately $45million.

DISCLAIMER: for the sole purpose of illustrating our team experience, we have included in this section some screenshots and slides from the JFK Redevelopment Public Meeting of January 2020, by the Port Authority of NY & NJ. The full presentation is publicly available on the website DY Consultants is not claiming any credit nor property ownership of these slides and graphics. Our intent is only to provide visual references to the services described in this section for the purpose of an evaluation of our experience in implementing airport master plan projects.


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