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Johnson Controls to Provide Facility Systems at New America Airlines Terminal

Technology will improve comfort and reduce costs at JFK Airport's largest terminal

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MILWAUKEE - Advanced technology systems from Johnson Controls, Inc. will keep passengers comfortable while reducing energy and operations costs at the new American Airlines terminal under construction at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport. 

A Johnson Controls Metasys building automation system will control the terminal's heating and cooling systems and integrate with its fire alarm system, moving walkways, escalators, elevators, lighting systems and emergency generators as well as an automated equipment maintenance management system.   Metasys Data Visualization, a technique that displays vast amounts of building systems data on a single screen, will enable facility management personnel to proactively manage ever-changing building conditions. 

The terminal redevelopment project is expected to cost $1.3 billion and when completed, will be JFK's largest terminal. The new facility will be financed through tax-exempt bonds guaranteed by American Airlines and sold by the New York City Economic Development Corp. The new terminal will feature three concourses on three levels with 55 gates and a passenger check-in area the size of a football stadium. As a key American Airlines domestic and international gateway, the new building will include a new international arrivals facility that will be able to process up to 2,400 people an hour. The building will be able to accommodate up to 14 million passengers annually when the project is completed in September 2006. To control such a large and complex facility, the Metasys system will monitor or control 20,000 different points. Johnson Controls has worked closely with American Airlines since the 1980s. The company has building automation systems, security systems and fire alarm systems at American's corporate training and headquarters campus in Dallas. Johnson Controls building automation systems control American Airlines maintenance facilities in Fort Worth, Texas, and Tulsa, Okla. At JFK International, a Johnson Controls security system is also in use at the British Airways terminal. A Metasys system is being installed at 13 light rail transit stations under construction. 

Johnson Controls, Inc. is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of seating, interior systems and batteries. For nonresidential facilities, Johnson Controls provides building control systems and services, energy management and integrated facility management. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its sales for 2001 totaled $18.4 billion. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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