JFKIAT Deploys a New Apron Turnaround Control Solution Using Artificial Intelligence to Elevate Operations at JFK T4

Nov. 29, 2021
JFKIAT is leveraging a new AI technology to enhance its infrastructure, at several gates to gain full oversight over airside operations and enhance on-time performance, safety, and turnaround transparency.

Queens, New York – November 29, 2021 – JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, today announced its partnership with Assaia International AG to launch the ApronAI Turnaround Control solution.

JFKIAT is leveraging a new artificial intelligence technology to enhance its infrastructure, at several gates to gain full oversight over airside operations and enhance on-time performance, safety, and turnaround transparency. The Turnaround Control solution will provide real-time alerts in case of deviations from standard operating procedures, helping to identify and prevent situations potentially leading to delays or incidents, and giving JFKIAT valuable insights that will be shared with its airline partners and ground handlers. Computer vision will capture turnaround activities in real-time, using video streams and will serve as a single source of operational data for the entire terminal community.        

“We are pleased to partner with Assaia to implement the ApronAI Turnaround Control solution at T4,” said Roel Huinink, president and CEO of JFKIAT. “In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to transform T4's digital ecosystem with enhanced technologies, with a focus on improving the passenger experience. This new solution will not only optimize operations and our work with our business partners, but will also help us to ensure a first-class customer experience at T4.”

In addition to bringing efficiency and transparency to airside operations, Assaia’s ApronAI technology will also contribute to JFKIAT’s sustainability initiatives at T4. JFKIAT, which has deeply ingrained sustainability into the core of its business, is implementing this technology as its latest move to integrate Terminal 4’s environmentally friendly culture across its airside operations. The system will also identify excessive usage of the auxiliary power unit (APU) in a push to lower CO2 emissions and improve air quality as well as noise levels.

“JFK Terminal 4 is an industry-leading air terminal committed to innovation, passenger’s experience, and sustainability,” said Max Diez, CEO of Assaia. “Implementation of Assaia’s ApronAI technology will help JFKIAT enhance airside operations, grow passenger’s satisfaction and support its sustainability initiatives at T4.”