As a member of the JFK NTO project’s Design-Build Team and MSI Consortium, Faith Group is serving as the engineer of record for low voltage systems and providing MSI commissioning services. Members of our JFK team attended the grand opening of the Pre-Production Center last week on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. This new facility is where technology will be tested before it is deployed in the NTO, which is planned to open in 2026. Systems that are being tested include biometric passenger touchpoints, baggage systems, airport management systems, and much more. 

 Faith Varwig, Faith Group’s Managing Principal, commented, “NTO’s operating goals and objectives will require delivery of a state-of-the-art, industry-leading terminal environment. This approach requires a much higher level of data integration and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to support dozens of business processes, all focused on delivering a seamless experience for operators and travelers alike. Creation of the pre-production environments offers several advantages in the software development process, including risk mitigation, optimized performance, alternative analysis, and both time and cost savings. This process helps ensure that the investment made is fully functional to meet the goals and objectives and avoid surprises. JFK’s investment in a pre-production center shows their commitment to designing a world-class terminal that exudes technological excellence on day one.” 

 To read the full article and quotes from other NTO team members, click HERE to check out this feature in Passenger Terminal Today.