NAIM: A Critical Investment in Mexico’s Future – Mexico City

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  • Airports and Auxiliary Services and the Mexico City Airport Group
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Program management Planning management Design management Contracts administration Closeout

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Soaring, expansive, and undulating contours that inspire, awe – and invite. A neutral environmental footprint that will make it among the most sustainable airports in the world. Ultimately welcoming up to 140 million passengers a year, the New International Airport of Mexico (Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de México, NAIM) will be Latin America’s largest airport, taking its rightful place as the 21st-century gateway to Mexico.

NAIM heralds Mexico’s status as the region’s preeminent economic power.

For 70 years, Parsons has been Mexico’s trusted partner. A global engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm, we know Mexico. Parsons has provided master planning, environmental work, design review, construction management, procurement, and beyond. Including our partners, our talented and expert Mexico City staff of 150 is supporting NAIM. Ten-thousand construction workers are onsite each day, and we expect that number to peak to 45,000.

Parsons is invested in Mexico, and we’re ready to guide NAIM to the runway for takeoff.

Realizing Mexico’s Aspirations

NAIM matches Mexico’s ambitions as an emerging power, positioning her for global competitiveness in the decades ahead.

Dwarfing Mexico City’s current international airport, NAIM will ultimately be six times larger, accommodate four times as many passengers, handle triple the cargo volume, and ensure Mexico’s international and domestic connectivity. A comprehensive solution, NAIM will satisfy the region’s aviation needs for the next half century.

Propelling the Mexican Economy

Mexico as a Top 5 most-visited country. An airport with more airlines and unmatched flight schedules and destinations. More than 50,000 airport jobs – twice as many as the current airport – along with 600,000 new jobs resulting from the growing demand for airport services. An infrastructure boom as transport networks and roads expand to accommodate the new airport. Up to 3.5 million international and domestic tourists each year, generating $3.2 billion annually.

NAIM is projected to make Mexico’s aspirations a reality.


The Experience to Ensure Mexico Reaches Her Full Potential

Founded in 1944, Parsons’ infrastructure expertise is unrivaled. Globally, we have been entrusted with more than $700 billion in contracts.

With nearly 14,000 employees across 25 countries spanning four continents, we have completed more than 450 airport projects. Our capabilities range from air traffic control towers and 5,000-meter runways to terminal buildings, automated people-movers, passenger lounges, retail spaces – and everything in-between. From conceptual design and design review to project management and construction support, we know airports.

A Trusted Partner

With the goal of transforming Mexico City into a global hub for travel between Europe and Asia and the Americas, Parsons has provided program management services for NAIM since 2014. The scope of our contributions to NAIM is broad, specific, specialized, and essential:

  • Program management, including project administration, project team building, and master budgeting
  • Planning management, including coordination and oversight of consultants, reviews, and recommendations for best practices
  • Design management, including compliance with regulatory and design requirements, design reviews, and value engineering
  • Guiding and supporting contracts administration, including recommendations in procurement, change management, and claims procedures
  • Operational readiness, airport transfer from Mexico City International Airport to NAIM, and the relocation of Mexican Air Force assets from Santa Lucía Air Force Base to NAIM
  • Closeout, including verifying all deliverables have been received; final inspections, testing, and commissioning have been performed; and punch list items have been closed

Parsons has executed the largest and most challenging greenfield airport projects in the world, including those in Doha, Abu Dhabi, Incheon, Guangzhou, and Athens. Complemented by our intimate knowledge of Mexico, we are poised for success.

Invested in Mexico

On September 19, 2017, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated the Greater Mexico City area. Partnering with the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes), the Mexico City Airport Group (Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México), and the Mexican College of Civil Engineers (Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles de México), Parsons mobilized three teams of 10 volunteer engineers to conduct hundreds of structural safety assessments throughout Mexico City.

Our specialists, furthermore, inspected the tunnels and bridges to be used by the new Toluca-Mexico City commuter rail, which will ultimately link to NAIM.

Parsons has stood by Mexico. As Mexicans rebuild, we are prepared to work in partnership, as we have since 1948.

Invested in Mexico. Invested in NAIM. Unparalleled experience. We are ready to continue building Mexico’s future.

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