Hill International has secured a $5bn contract to offer programme management services for the US’ Miami-Dade County Aviation Department’s (MDAD) capital improvement programme (CIP).

The contract is for the programme’s initial five years, with the potential for two additional five-year extensions.

The programme, which will aid modernisation projects over the coming 15 years, covers Miami International Airport (MIA) and all the county’s executive, as well as general aviation airports.

These upgrades are expected to bolster growth at MDAD’s airports, with total passenger traffic anticipated to reach 60 million per annum during the programme.

Furthermore, MIA’s freight traffic is expected to exceed four million tonnes by 2040.

The airport’s CIP consists of five sub-programmes, including an overhaul of North Terminal gates (concourse D), redevelopment of Central Terminal (concourses E and F), and the expansion of the South Terminal (concourses H and J).

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It also covers miscellaneous landside projects, two new hotels, and expanded aircraft parking and warehouses for cargo operations.

Hill International vice-president and Southeast regional manager Eladio Castrodad said: “MDAD’s CIP positions the community’s airports to continue providing an efficient, safe, and pleasant passenger experience for many years to come.

“It’s a long-term vision, one that fits with the dynamic nature of the region and meets the demands on MDAD’s facilities. Our team firms reflect the diversity of the Miami metro area itself and are tailored to MDAD’s programme management needs with both local and international aviation expertise.”

In June 2021, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) selected Hill International for handling airport concessions development, tenant projects and airport commercial analysis and development.

Hill International would be responsible for managing these programmes at LAWA properties, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Van Nuys Airport (VNY) and Palmdale Landholdings.