DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:JEC) and facilities management client Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company, LLC (AATC) have secured the coveted ISO 55001:2014 asset management system certification at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The world's busiest and most efficient airport, ATL is the first international airport in North and South America to attain this important industry endorsement of its asset management system.
Designed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to help organizations effectively manage infrastructure assets and optimize their value and performance, ISO 55001 establishes requirements for an asset management system through best practices. Accreditation is a critical step for Jacobs and AATC in increasing the satisfaction of the more than 104 million passengers who travel through the airport annually and maintaining the airport's peak performance by improving systems, processes and procedures to meet the ISO standard. The aggressive and service-driven accreditation further elevates Jacobs' professional service delivery and demonstrates AATC's commitment to international standards of excellence.
"This prestigious certification signifies what milestones can be achieved when great partnerships come together toward a common goal," said Jacobs Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities COO and President Bob Pragada. "We are grateful to have participated in this first-ever accomplishment for an aviation facility in the Americas and thank our client for their dedication to this effort."
Under Jacobs' guidance, AATC improved their asset management system for managing the facility's systems, processes and procedures. The asset management system now establishes a structured, best practice approach to managing the lifecycle of assets with risk-based, information-driven planning and decision-making. This enables AATC to deliver world-class facility services and maintain ATL's reputation as one of the world's best-maintained passenger terminal complexes.
"While we accomplished great things with the ISO 55001 challenge for our Central Utility Plants, Jacobs continues to push the envelope and work with AATC as we tackle our electrical infrastructure and our critical Building Management System," said Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company, LLC Vice President Gary Merrow. "As a partner, Jacobs has embraced AATC's desire to continuously stay in the forefront of emerging operational trends and support us. The efforts put forth by the team exhibit leadership and commitment to a customer that is head and shoulders above other vendors."
Jacobs and AATC have provided a safe traveler experience since their partnership was established in 2010. Jacobs serves as AATC's facilities management service provider, performing facility maintenance services, including repair, maintenance and operations of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ramp repairs and more for the airport. Service areas encompass 7.2 million square feet of the airport's Central Passenger Terminal Complex, including the 1.2-million-square-foot Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal, domestic concourses, central utility plants, people-mover plane train tunnel, transportation mall and ground support equipment buildings.
Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15 billion in fiscal 2018 revenue and a talent force of more than 80,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com, and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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