Merchant Aviation involved in the extension of Terminal 8 of New York's JFK airport

Groupe ADP, by its subsidiary Merchant Aviation (an American design and consulting firm) has won several contracts in the United States to develop several major airports in the country.

The assignments include the strategic planning and design of the extension of Terminal 8 at New York's John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) International Airport on behalf of American Airlines.

As part of the ambitious redevelopment program of JFK Airport, commissioned by the Governor of the State of New York, American Airlines, which operates Terminal 8, launched the $340 million expansion of its terminal and hired Merchant Aviation to carry out the work.

The terminal expansion will accommodate British Airways operations which will migrate from the existing Terminal 7 to Terminal 8. On this major project, Merchant Aviation carried out the strategic planning and initial design for the expansion of Terminal 8, as well as working on improving the passenger experience, operational efficiency and security requirements. The new expanded and upgraded terminal is expected to be operational in 2022. 

Groupe ADP, through various subsidiaries, is also active in other major American airports, such as Denver (strategic planning), New Orleans (preparation for the opening of a new terminal and optimization of the baggage handling system) and Houston (management of duty free shops via ATU, a subsidiary of TAV Airports). 

Since 1 January 2020, Groupe ADP, in partnership with the American company AvPORTS, has been managing the operation and maintenance of New York Stewart Airport, one of the gateways to New York State for low-cost traffic in the United States.


13 000
m² extension and renovation for JFK Terminal 8
new wide-body aircraft positions, including 2 in contact with Terminal 8
airports in the United States advised by Merchant Aviation in 2019