The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners have adopted a capital improvement program at Miami International Airport that will fund up to $7 billion in airport-wide modernization projects over the next five to 15 years, paving the way for future growth in passenger and cargo traffic at MIA - projected to reach 77 million travelers and more than four million tons of freight by the year 2040.

The comprehensive program is designed to address all of the airport’s future capacity and operational needs through five sub-programs that include: a redevelopment of Central Terminal concourses E and F; an expanded South Terminal (concourses H and J); renovated Concourse D gates to accommodate additional wide- and narrow-body aircraft, as well as larger regional jets; two new hotels (one which will include a business and conference center with exhibition space) and other miscellaneous landside projects; and expanded aircraft parking positions and warehouses for cargo operations.

 

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Project Title: New Baggage Handling System

Project Timeline:

  • Completed Fall 2021

Project Summary:

  • Installation of a new Checked Bag Screening System for South and Central Terminals, as well as an Automated Sortation System for Central Terminal.
  • The project included a new control room, state of the art Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS), and Mobil Inspection Systems (MITs).

Project Benefits:

  • The new system doubled the speed and efficiency of baggage screening and delivery for flights in MIA’s Central and South terminals. It also eliminated lifting and pulling by TSA officers, improved tracking accuracy, reduced noise pollution, and increased the overall speed of the bag screening process.
  • The new terminal facility addition for TSA baggage screening achieved a LEED Gold certification (Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design) for being consciously designed as environmentally green and energy-efficient. The certification ensures a smaller carbon footprint and a healthy environment for those occupying the space.

 

MIA-CBIS LEED Gold Certified Information

MIA-CBIS LEED Gold Certified Score Card

 

Checked Baggage Inspection System Facility

 


Project Title: Concourse E Renovations 

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled completion: Summer 2024

Project Summary:

The renovations to Concourse E including the E Satellite and the Concourse D and E connector consisted of the following:

  • Demolished all existing stucco and replaced with new Stucco
  • New exterior painting
  • Removed existing lightning protection and replaced it with a new lightning protection system
  • Installed a new Advanced Visual Docking Guidance (ADVGS) system at each gate in the E Satellite
  • Installed 19 additional rooftop cameras to better monitor the gates and aircraft movement areas
  • Upgraded AOA doors in concourse E to include new hardware, access control, and cameras

Project Benefits:          

  • Restored the building exterior to eliminate potential future water intrusion and/or spalling.
  • Improved monitoring of the gates and aircraft movement from the new rooftop cameras.
  • Automated guidance of aircraft to the gates during inclement weather via AVGDS.
  • Enhanced security of AOA doors in Concourse E.
  • Maximized construction efficiencies and reduced impacts to airport operations.

CCE Satellite Renovations


Project Title:  Concourse E Temporary EGCW Plant for Air Service 

Project Timeline: 

  • Completed July 2021 

Project Summary:  

This plant is supplemented the existing plant to provide Preconditioned (PC) Air for cooling gates at both Lower Concourse E and the Concourse E Satellite. The plant, which is portable, will remain available for service at other locations once a permanent plant is built (expected to be operational before the end of 2022).  

Project Benefits: 

  • Supplemental PC Air for Concourse E. 
  • Improved passenger and employee environment.  

Central Terminal EGCW Plant


Project Title:  Concourse H Smoke Evacuation System. 

Project Timeline: 

  • Completed 2021 

Project Summary:  

Construction of a new smoke evacuation system for Concourse H, including new fans, ductwork and exhaust system.  

Project Benefits:  

  • Enhanced the emergency smoke evacuation capacity of the Concourse H area in front of the Delta, Air France and Aeromexico ticket counters. 

CCH Smoke Evac System


Project Title: Central Terminal Ticket Counters and Flooring  

Project Timeline:   

  • Completed August 2020 

Project Summary: 

The renovation of ticket counters in concourses G and H. The project included new terrazzo flooring, renovations to the undersurface of the roof, new ticket counter cabinets, and support equipment.  

Project Benefits: 

  • Modernized concourses G and H ticket counters in appearance and technology.  
  • Improved the design to be in harmony with the newly revised counters and the master plan of the Capital Improvement Program.
  • Provides a better passenger and employee satisfaction experience. 

Central Terminal Ticketing Counters and Flooring


Project Title: Montblanc Retail Space 

Project Timeline: 

  • Completed Fall 2021 

Project Summary: 

Montblanc store relocation to Concourse D, Gate D16.  

Project Benefits: 

  • Greater visibility of the store for passengers to access.
  • The previous store location will be utilized for another new concessionaire.

Mont Blanc Store Front North Terminal


Project Title: Flooring in Concourse G & J

Project Timeline:

  • Completed Winter 2021

Project Summary:

  • Installation of 67,882 square feet of new luxury vinyl tile in Concourse G. The new flooring has a modern design with a ¨resommercial¨ finish - a contemporary mix between commercial and residential design patterns.
  • Installation of 8,970 yards of new carpet at the boarding areas in Concourse J. The new carpeting was designed to complement the concourse’s Everglades-inspired, award-winning art in public places terrazzo installation Foreverglades, by artist Barbara Neijna.
  • Just as the natural colors of the Everglades’ alternate between seasons of drought and flood, the hues of the new Concourse J carpet transition between red, green, and blue as you approach the individual boarding areas.

Project Benefits:

  • Modernized facilities for passengers and employees.
  • The new flooring in Concourse G creates a modern look with a ¨resommercial¨ finish - a contemporary mix between commercial and residential design patterns.

 


Project Title:  Concourse H AVGDS system at all gates
 
Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Summer 2024

Project Summary: 

  • Installation of a device on each gate that will automatically guide the pilot to its final docking spot without the need of outside walkers. Walkers cannot work in the rain causing delays upon arrivals.

Project Benefits: 

  • Avoid storm caused delays.
  • Saving time and fuel for aircraft parking.

Title: Concourse E Third Level Sterile Corridor Renovations

Project Timeline:

  • Completed August 2021

Project Summary:

Replaced the interior finishes of the gate lobbies and sterile corridor at the second and third levels in Concourse E. This project included the removal of metal slat ceilings, new acoustical ceiling tiles (ACT), new carpet, paint, new LED lighting, modification to the existing HVAC ductwork, and upgraded fire protection and paging systems. The project also included installation of steel baseboard and corner guards.

Project Benefits:

  • Support airline and passenger growth.
  • Updated terminal for a better passenger experience.

CCE third Level Sterile Corridor Renovation 


Title: TSA Wait Time Technology

Project Timeline:

  • Completed Fall 2020

Project Summary:

  • Passenger flow management technology, historical and real-time data were combined to deliver checkpoint wait-time predictions to the MIA website, mobile app, and LED monitors at each of the 11 checkpoints.

Project Benefits:

  • Passengers can find the checkpoint most convenient for their flight before entering the airport.
  • Airport staff is better allocated to busier checkpoints as demanded by the passenger flow.

 


Title: Airport-Wide Restroom Modernization

Project Timeline:

  • Phase 1 (Concourse H Restrooms): Completed Winter 2023
  • Phase 2 (Public Restroom Modernization Project Year 1): Various phases in construction and design. The scheduled completion date is to be determined.
  • Phase 3 (Public Restroom Modernization Project Years 2-5): In contract development. The scheduled completion date is to be determined.

Project Summary:

The Public Restrooms Modernization Project includes the renovation of 203 public access restrooms located within the Terminal/Concourse levels 1, 2 and 3 with an approximate affected area of 91,829 square feet. The restrooms included in this project were evaluated and identified as requiring modernization in the Aviation Department Report titled “Public, Ramp, & Office Restroom Study” dated May 2019.

The scope of work for all phases will include interior demolition, new partition walls, new toilet partitions, new restroom finishes including flooring and wall tile, new vanity counter tops, new plumbing fixtures, new accessories, and new lighting fixtures. Life Safety, architectural, structural, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical engineering upgrades as warranted. Some spaces will be reconfigured to meet new construction codes.

  • Phase 1 (Concourse H Restrooms): Eight public restrooms on the Concourse level, and two employee restrooms on the Ramp level.
  • Phase 2 (Public Restroom Modernization Project Year 1): North Terminal (22 public restrooms), Central Terminal (14 public restrooms), and South Terminal (16 public restrooms).
  • Phase 3 (Public Restroom Modernization Project Years 2-5): 141 public restrooms. Adult changing tables to be included in some restrooms.

Project Benefits:

Modernized facilities for passengers and employees.

  • Touchless fixtures
  • Improved accessibility
  • Sustainable design
  • Energy efficient products
  • EPA water sense certified or meets LEED requirements

Concourse H Restroom Renovation


Project Title: Concourse F Security Checkpoint

Project Timeline:  

  • Scheduled Completion: Spring 2024

Project Summary:  

  • The Concourse F security checkpoint is currently located on the 3rd floor of the terminal with limited space and some operational deficiencies. The new Concourse F checkpoint will be relocated to the 2nd floor and will be equipped with the latest technology to streamline the screening process. 

Project Benefits:  

The new facility will increase airport efficiency and customer satisfaction.

 


Project Name: Checkpoint H Ceiling Improvements 

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Winter 2023

Project Summary: 

  • The project includes new metal ceiling panels, linear LED lights. Stainless steel column covering and new LED displays with messages to passengers.

Project Benefits:

  • Improve lighting, ceiling and visualization of the location of the checkpoint.

Check Point H Ceiling Improvements

 


Project Name: South Terminal Conveyor 9 and 10 Modernization

Project Timeline:

  • Completed 2020

Project Summary:

  • As part of the new airport-wide baggage handling system, the project unified Conveyor 9 (previously in South Terminal) and Conveyor 10 (previously in Central Terminal) into one conveyor belt in Concourse H. Additionally, a modernized conveyor door was installed.

Project Benefits:

  • Improved efficiency for ticket counters in Concourse H and increased baggage capacity.
  • Improved fire protection as the new system is fire-rated.

 


Project Title: Concourse E FIS International Baggage Claim Carousel #4

Project Timeline:

  • Completed Fall 2019

Project Summary:

  • Renovated international baggage claim carousel #4 in Concourse E, level 1.

Project Benefits:

  • Increased the capacity to accommodate incoming flights and passengers.

Concourse E FIS International Baggage Claim Carousel #4

 


Project Title: Concourses F & G Ticket Counter Upgrades

Project Timeline:

  • Phase 1: U Pod #2 (Ticket Counters in Concourse F) – Scheduled Completion Winter 2025
  • Phase 2: U Pod #1 (Ticket Counters in Concourse G) - Scheduled Completion Winter 2025
  • Phase 3: U Pod #3 (Ticket Counters in Concourse G) - Scheduled Completion Winter 2025

Project Summary:

The project includes modernizing the ticket counters, flooring, and ceiling finishes for Pods 1 and 2. It will also upgrade the baggage handling conveyor belt for Pods 1, 2, and 3, including the installation of a new security conveyor door and security cameras.

Project Benefits:

  • Improve efficiency and processing seed for the Airlines baggage handling for Concourses F and G.
  • Increase baggage capacity and security.
  • Increase fire protection as the new conveyor security door is fire-rated.

Concourses F & G Ticket Counter Upgrades

 


Project Title: Concourse E Satellite Elevator

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Winter 2023

Project Summary:

  • Installation of a new passenger elevator.

Project Benefits:

  • Increase capacity passenger growth.
  • Life Safety enhancements to accommodate Emergency Stretchers in the newly expanded elevators.

Concourse E Satellite Elevator

 


Project Title: Biometric Boarding

Project Timeline:    

  • Scheduled Completion: 2023

Project Summary:  

Passengers departing from Miami International Airport will soon be able to board their international flights with the touchless click of a camera, thanks to biometric boarding at all of MIA’s 130-plus gates. When the installation is completed, the project will be the largest implementation of biometric technology at any U.S. airport. 

Project Benefits:   

  • Streamline the passenger boarding process. 
  • Improved customer service. 
  • Increased operational efficiency.  
  • A modernized travel experience.  

Biometric Boarding

 


Title: Digital Signage at D-60 Gates

Project Timeline:

  • Completed Summer 2022

Project Summary:

Installation of 13 new digital displays in Concourse D, post-security, at D-60 gates. The new dynamic signs display each gate's number, destination, and flight number. The new displays replaced multiple static ones, which required manual relocation for each flight operation.

Project Benefits:

  • Provides passenger information at each of the D-60 gates in a digital medium.
  • Increase operational efficiency when the information needs to be updated.\

 

North Terminal D60 Monitors

 


Project Title: New Flooring in Concourse D FIS International Arrivals

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Fall 2024

Project Summary:

The project involves removing the carpet and installing 35,200 square feet of new terrazzo flooring in the Concourse D FIS International Arrivals area.

Project Benefits:

  • Modernized facilities for passengers and employees.

 

North Terminal FIS Flooring

Title: Passenger Boarding Bridge (PBB) Replacement Program

Project Timeline:

Phase 1 (42 PBBs) 2018-2024:

  • 5 PBB: Completed 2018/2018
  • 12 PBB: Completed 2020/2021
  • 15 PBB: Completed 2021/2023
  • 10 PBB: Pending solicitation

Phase 2 Project (50 PBBs) 2023-2028:

  • 10 PBB: Scheduled Solicitation/Bid 2023/2024
  • 10 PBB: Scheduled Solicitation/Bid 2024/2025
  • 10 PBB: Scheduled Solicitation/Bid 2025/2026
  • 10 PBB: Scheduled Solicitation/Bid 2026/2027
  • 10 PBB: Scheduled Solicitation/Bid 2027/2028
  • 2 PBB: Under proposal

Project Summary:

The project replaces 94 existing airport passenger boarding bridges (PBB). It includes the design, fabrication, transportation, and installation of pre-conditioned air units, baggage chutes, and ground support equipment for each boarding bridge.

  • Phase 1: Installation of 32 new loading bridges, including two glass bridges. 10 more glass bridges under this phase are pending solicitation. A total of 42 PBBs will be replaced.
  • Phase 2: The installation of 50 glass loading bridges. Two additional bridges are currently under proposal to be included.

Project Benefits:

  • Modernized boarding bridges to improve the travel journey.
  • Boarding bridges with air conditioning.
  • Impact glass allows passengers to view the airfield.
  • The capability to accommodate A380 aircraft.

Passenger loading Bridge Renovations

 


 

Title: Taxiway R, S, & T Pavement Rehabilitation Project

Project Timeline:

  • Completed Spring 2023

Project Summary:

  • This project consists of three main components: Taxiways S and T pavement rehabilitation,
    Taxiway connector M5 modifications, and Taxiway R realignment and extension. 

Project Benefits:

  • Will provide increased reliability and safety to several vital components at MIA, mitigate recurring pavement and airfield lighting maintenance, thus reducing the impacts to the airside operations.
  • This project will also present increased opportunities and efficiencies to our cargo operators and allow for the development of future cargo areas in the northwest sector of MIA.

Taxiway Pavement Rehabilitation

 


Title: West Cargo Fuel Tender Facility Relocation Project

Project Timeline: 

  • Completed: Winter 2021

Project Summary:

  • Replaced an existing 6-bay jet fuel refueler loading facility with a larger facility comprising 8 jet fuel refueler loading bays and one diesel loading bay, a filtration building and an operations building.  
  • The scope of work included site remediation, construction of the new fuel tender facility, enhanced control, emergency fuel shut-off, fire suppression and security systems.

Project Benefits:

  • Expanded the existing MIA west cargo apron area.
  • Allowed taxiway expansion to accommodate class VI aircraft (Airbus A380).
  • Increased number of loading bays at the fuel tender to support cargo aircraft fueling growth.

West Cargo Fuel Tender Facility

 


Title: Central Base Apron Modification

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Spring 2023

Project Summary:

  • Construction of new apron area for American Airlines hangar #3095, aircraft parking, and added drainage in Central Base.

Project Benefits:

  • Provide additional aircraft parking spaces.

Central Base Expansion

 


Project Title: Water Storage Tank

Project Timeline:

  • Completed Fall 2021

Project Summary:

  • The project replaced one of two 250,000-gallon storage tanks at AAR building 850. The water tank is utilized for fire protection.

Project Benefits:

  • The new tank helped repair the fire protection system.

Water Storage Tank

 

 

Project Title:  Bombardier Service Center at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF)
 
Project Timeline:

  • Completed Fall 2022 

Project Summary:

  • Construction of a new facility for Bombardier aircraft maintenance and repairs at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF).

Project Benefits:

  • Increase aircraft maintenance services, provide job opportunities to our community and stimulate the local economy.

Bombardier Service Center Construction

 


Project Title:  Embassair FBO at OPF
 
Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Summer 2023

Project Summary:

  • Construction of a new fixed-base operator (FBO) for Embassair at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF)

Project Benefits:

  • A new service option for private, luxury travel in South Florida.
  • In addition to FBO service, Embassair will include covered aircraft parking, anti-collision and anti-burglary systems.
  • The facility will provide job opportunities to our community as well as stimulate the local economy.
  • For more details, visit Embassair.

Embassair FBO Rendering

 


Project Title: Sky Harbour Hangar Development at OPF
 

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Fall 2022
     

Project Summary:

  • Construction of three new hangar buildings with a total of 12 individual hangars. The project includes a new entry drive and airside apron. 
     

Project Benefits:

  • The new hangers will provide job opportunities and stimulate the local economy, while increasing the interest and visibility of Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF).

New Hangar Construction at OPF

 


Project Title: TMB Runway Incursion Mitigation

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Summer 2023

Project Summary:

The project is to reconfigure the taxiways and runways on the southside of Miami Executive Airport (TMB).

The scope of work includes the modification of Runway 31, shortening Runway 31 by approx. 200 feet, modification to the intersection between Runway 31 and Taxiways E and H, relocation of the E3 connector, 300 feet to the East, a new perpendicular connector for the relocated Runway 31 threshold, the extension of D2 connector to intersect Taxiway E and H and the extension of Taxiway H to the Runway 9R threshold.

Project Benefits:

  • Improve Aircraft traffic
  • Mitigate current flight pattern conflicts between Runway 9R-27L and Runway 13-31

The project is required to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandate of reducing runway incursions through the Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) Program. The FAA is discouraging entrances that provide direct access to runways to reduce the risk of collision. This hot spot, HS 1, was identified by the FAA in July 2015 for mitigation. This project will improve the existing taxiway condition to conform to modern FAA design standards which mandate taxiway geometry to reduce the probability of runway incursions.

 

Runway Incursion Mitigation

 


Project Title: Miami Homestead General Aviation Security Enhancement

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: February 2024

Project Summary:

  • The project consists of constructing a new AOA Fence, new access control, and security cameras.

Project Benefits:

  • Meet the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security standards.

Miami Homestead General Aviation Security Enhancement

 


 

Project Title: DHL Expansion 

Project Timeline:

Completed Winter 2021

Project Summary:  

DHL Courier interior completion of an additional 60,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and office space. The project included a state-of-the-art equipment for an automated package sorting system.

Learn more about the project in the newsroom article

Project Benefits: 

  • DHL expanded its warehouse to better serve the demand of the transfer of goods in South Florida.
  • The project is to increase DHL capacity by nearly 30% by the end of 2022.
  • The new automated package system nearly doubled the facility’s sorting capacity per hour.
  • New job opportunities for the community.

DHL Expansion

 


Project Title: New Parking Garage

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Fall 2025

Project Summary:

The new parking garage (EPG6) will be centrally located in the terminal area to reduce the time it currently takes employees to park in remote lots and wait for a shuttle bus to transport them to the airport. 

The facility will be flexible enough to accommodate employee and passenger vehicles as the South Terminal's future expansion will demand more parking spaces. It is to include approximately 848,000 sq. ft., 2,200 parking spaces, and seven levels.  

The new garage will be adjacent and an extension to the Flamingo (South) Garage. The site is north of the elevated roadway across the South Terminal and south of the MIA Mover elevated track.

Project Benefits: 

  • Grouping the passenger and employee parking garages in the same central area allows the Aviation Department to adjust to airport growth.
  • The various parking garages can be interchanged between employee and passenger parking, depending on the needs of the airport.
  • Employees will be able to walk from their parking spot into the terminal, thus eliminating the need for shuttle buses. It constitutes approximately $20 million in savings for operational costs over 20 years.
  • Construction will have minimal impact on airport operations.

 

Employee Garage Rendering

 


Project Title: MIA Airport Operations Center
 
Project Timeline:  

  • Scheduled Completion Fall 2026

Project Summary:

The Airport Operations Center (AOC) facility will join and consolidate the operations of multiple Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) divisions and outside agencies.

Project Benefits:

The facility will provide comprehensive oversight of daily operations.  The AOC will improve situational awareness, communications and overall response to day-to-day activities while increasing airport efficiency and customer satisfaction.

MIA Airport Operations Center

 


Project Title: MDAD Administration & Landside Employee Office Relocation

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Fall 2023

Project Summary:

The project consists of interior modifications to an area in Concourse D to accommodate new offices for Administration and Landside Divisions.

Project Benefits:

  • The new offices will allow Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) employees to be centrally located at the airport.
  • Employees will have better access to their offices and increased efficiency for collaborating across teams.

 


Title: MIA FedEx Gate Expansion

Project Timeline:

  • Completed November 2021

Project Summary:

  • The project expanded the FedEx Sortation Facility, modified the existing parking location, and increased the space for aircraft parking.

Project Benefits:

  • The tenant can process more cargo due to the increase in aircraft parking spaces, thus increasing MIA’s total cargo tonnage.

MIA FedEx Gate Expansion

 


Title:  FDR & MIA Westin Hotel 

Project Timeline:  Scheduled completion: Fall 2027 

Project Summary:  Construction of a new hotel in the MIA parking garage area. The hotel will provide up to 450 rooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, pool, conference and event space, fitness center, spa, and valet service. 

Project Benefits:   

  • Convenient on-airport hotel with direct access to the terminal area. 
  • Job opportunities for the local community. 
  • Enhanced customer service and new amenities for MIA passengers. 

MIA Westin Hotel Rendering

 


Title: Vertically Integrated Cargo Community (VICC) 

Project Timeline:  Scheduled completion: Winter 2029 

Project Summary: Multi-level, innovative, and state-of-the-art cargo handling facility incorporating all aspects of cargo throughput functionalities. 

Project Benefits:   

  • Provide thousands of construction and permanent cargo jobs. 
  • Significantly increase MIA’s cargo capacity. 
  • Improve the environmental performance of MIA. 
  • Provide contract opportunities for small businesses. 

MIA VICC Rendering