February 11, 2021, PR-21-01
Media Contact: Kurt Schwager, 734-961-3200
Detroit, MI – Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D), a diversified technical consulting firm specializing in planning, implementation, and operational services, is pleased to announce that Airport Synergy Group (ASG) finalized an agreement with Detroit Airlines’ North Terminal Consortium (DANTeC) to provide operations, maintenance and support services at Detroit Metropolitan Airport North Terminal starting January 15. Airport Synergy Group — a joint venture between Jacobsen|Daniels, Avports, and Consolidated Management Professionals, — will include providing professional property and equipment management services for airline equipment at the terminal building and ramp areas.
The joint venture will manage and oversee a range services at the North Terminal, including:
- Baggage Handling System
- Passenger Boarding Bridges
- Trituration equipment and facilities
- Local Area Network
- Ramp and Gate control
- Passenger service, oversize baggage, and services to passenger with disabilities
- Passenger Conveyance
- Custodial and Janitorial Services
- Diesel and AvGAS fueling equipment
- Building Management Systems
- Gate striping
- Waste removal and pest control
- Fire alarm and suppression systems
- Building maintenance services
DANTeC’s members include American Airlines, Lufthansa, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines.
Airport Synergy Group leverages the collective efforts of three highly experienced and successful airport and airline services management companies, operating as a single entity, to bring an unprecedented and unparalleled option for consortium management to the industry. ASG brings more than 120 years of collective experience in commercial-aviation operations, including: airline consortia, aviation consulting, technical representative and tenant representation services, facility management, airport facility operations, airport passenger properties management, consortium administration, GSE maintenance, station management, construction management, and professional service contract oversight.
Designed by Gensler and built by Walbridge/Barton Malow Joint Venture, the North Terminal began operating in September 2008 and currently houses all non-SkyTeam airlines serving the airport. It has 30 gates including two that accommodate international arrivals. In 2019, the North Terminal handled 4,626,445 departing passengers and 85,840 combined take-offs and landings.
Darryl Daniels, CEO of Jacobsen|Daniels, said, “ Each of the firms in our venture bring extensive and highly-relevant expertise, and we are excited to bring our collective experience to the passengers of Detroit Metropolitan’s North Terminal, Jacobsen|Daniels’ hometown airport.”
Jorge Roberts , CEO of Avports, said, “Airport Synergy Group is very proud to be selected by DANTeC, and excited to partner on this ambitious project to improve the services for the airlines and their customers. As part of its vision, Airport Synergy Group is committed to bringing the North Terminal to the next level. We will bring passengers the best experience possible, leveraging the renowned hospitality of our partners.”
Bernard Deir, Founder and Director of Consolidated Management Professionals, said, “ Our cooperative brings more than 120 years of collective experience in commercial-aviation operations. We are thrilled to begin work with our partners to enhance passengers’ experience in the North Terminal.”
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Jacobsen|Daniels, LLC (J|D) is a diversified technical and strategy consultancy with business lines providing planning, implementation and development, operations and management services to airports and a variety of government and private sector clients around the world. Our strategic plans range from organizational development plans to improve performance management to system-wide plans for revitalizing airport programs that integrate aviation and non-aviation commercial development. With corporate headquarters in Michigan, J|D has offices in California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Texas, and Washington. J|D is a certified DBE and ACDBE company, and we have extensive experience in the design, execution, and management of diversity and inclusion programs. We also provide valet services at multiple airports through Fly Away Valet, our signature valet company, owned and operated by J|D. Learn more about us at www.jacobsendaniels.com and by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter @JourneywithJD.