What Makes a Premier Airline Terminal Run?
NEW YORK, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 3-D television viewers will be able to get a unique, behind-the-scenes view of how one of America's premier airline terminals keeps its complex operations running safely and on time when 3net's Super Systems program featuring American Airlines Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport airs on Sunday, April 8 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
The program will give viewers a fast-paced, hour-long tour of the operations of American's $1.3 billion JFK Terminal, which accommodates 25,000 passengers and dispatches 95 flights a day. 3net's cameras have captured the marriage of people and technology that gets American Airlines aircraft, passengers and baggage where they need to be, when they need to be there.
The broadcast features the terminal's automated passenger check-in facilities, baggage system with five miles of moving belts, control tower, ramp operations that ready aircraft for takeoff, the oneworld® alliance Transfer Center that connects international passengers with flights to and from domestic destinations, and the maintenance hangar where skilled mechanics work through the night to make ensure the safety of each plane.
"From super transit to mega farming, our Super Systems series is pulling back the curtain on some of the most complex systems on the planet, revealing to our viewers the incredible people and machines that keep the whole world ticking," said Tom Cosgrove, President and CEO, of 3net. "We are delighted to focus on American Airlines Terminal 8 at JFK Airport as a key piece in that mosaic."
"We like the fact that our customers don't have to think about the efforts of the 4,000 dedicated people at Terminal 8 and the thousands of details that make their travel experience safe, on time and enjoyable," said Mark Najarian, American's Managing Director for Terminal 8 at JFK. "But we also recognize that many people will want to know what makes this incredible operation function 24/7, and Super Systems does an outstanding job of telling that story."
The American Airlines JFK Terminal program will appear on 3net (DIRECTV Channel 107). Other programs in the 3net Super Systems series reveal the workings of New York's Grand Central Station, the New York Taxicab System, the Cranberry Harvest and United Parcel Service.
Here is a link to a 30-second video preview of the JFK Terminal program: http://www.3net.com/show/23/super-systems/ Click on the picture labeled "JFK Airport Episode," just below the aircraft photo. Still photos are also available upon request.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
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3net, the joint venture of Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications and IMAX Corporation brings together three of the world's leading media, technology and entertainment companies to provide the nation's first and only fully programmed, 24/7 3D network and production studio. The three partners deliver an extraordinary collection of award-winning 3D content, technology and production expertise, television distribution and operational strength to the project, with a mission to bring viewers the highest quality and most immersive in-home 3D viewing programming possible. The channel features the most extensive library of 3D content in the world, including genres that are most appealing in 3D, including natural history, documentary, action/adventure, travel, history, kids and family, hyper-reality, lifestyle and cuisine, concerts, movies, scripted series and more. 3net is currently available on DIRECTV channel 107. For more information, please visit www.3net.com.
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