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Supporting Flight

Focus Area Diverse Aviation Facilities

Inside of an airplane hangar looking out at a sunrise

From FBOs to flight centers, we keep fleets in the air

Our multidisciplinary project teams are experienced in infrastructure and services that support the entire aviation industry. We help with site selection and strategy, facilitate planning with airports and the FAA. We bring our full value chain of expertise from architecture to engineering, planning and analytics among other specialties to benefit our clients.

Our security-sensitive projects have involved cleared personnel, classified information and anti-terrorism / force protection design expertise. Coupled with our firmwide experience with client confidentiality, stringent qualification requirements and documentation processes, Page is an optimal provider for aviation projects. We enjoy creating environments that are simultaneously secure and welcoming.

Page’s Building Sciences practice group is involved in projects from the start to ensure we design with purpose to care for facility users and enhance the work experience by providing thermal comfort, effective illumination and comfortable furnishings. Healthy designs communicate an organization’s vision and identity while creating a sense of community, pride and esprit de corps.

Services

  • Architecture
  • Aviation
  • Building Sciences
  • Civic / Government
  • Commissioning
  • Engineering
  • Interiors
  • Strategies / Analytics
  • Science / Technology

24/7 operations

We are one of the nation’s foremost thought leaders in the design of next-generation data center facilities. Our recent experience includes providing unique solutions to the needs of numerous airports, airline operations and related stakeholders including federal government agencies such as the Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers and State Department; financial institutions; energy providers; and data center, cloud and colocation facility providers.

Exterior of a data center which looks like a large rectangular building with a flat roof, tall glass windows and green lawn.
© Joe Kay Studios
Interior of a data center with rows of power banks.
© Joe Kay Studios

Cost-effective engineering solutions that maximize energy efficiency while maintaining reliability continue to be a focus of the data center markets. Page was awarded the Uptime Institute’s prestigious Brill Award for Global Leadership for our innovative United Airlines Data Center project. We designed the back-up Emergency Operations Center that can control the entire United Airlines worldwide operations if the main center is down.

Adapting yesterday’s infrastructure for tomorrow

When United Airlines decided to consolidate multiple pilot training centers around the country into a single facility, they selected Page to transform it into the largest of its type in the world. The 32 full flight simulators located in the consolidated facility train more than 12,000 United pilots as well as others from more than two dozen other airlines and governmental agencies. The fast-track delivery of the design, along with phased packaging, allowed construction to begin on early phases of work while other, later phases were still in design.

Aerial view of the quadrangle courtyard of a corporate campus.
© Caleb Tkach
Interior of a building looking through tall glass windows into parking lot
© Caleb Tkach

The extensive renovation required bringing design cohesion to multiple buildings constructed over six decades to reflect United’s brand identity and align with the state-of-the-art training facility. Page utilized BIM design tools and laser scanning technology of the existing facility to proactively coordinate the renovations with existing conditions since no electronic plans existed.

Flight simulator for training airline pilots
© Caleb Tkach

Skipping lines, saving time

A confidential Fortune 50 energy supermajor needed a new corporate flight operations center, which Page delivered as a design-build. It is approximately 60,000 square feet, and the hangar alone is larger than some passenger airport terminals in order to accommodate various types of aircraft. Passenger terminal and support areas provide full work capabilities, flight planning and crew support areas. A key goal was creating an excellent passenger experience from entering the site to stepping on the aircraft.

Three private jets parked on lacquered tarmac inside an enclosed hangar.
© Slyworks Photography
Interior of a FBO showing lounge and work areas
© Slyworks Photography

Adding up the numbers

  • 470,000 SF UNITED FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER
  • 308,000 SF UNITED AIRLINES DATA CENTER WITH EXPANDABLE 50,000 SF RAISED FLOOR
  • TIER IV FAULT-TOLERANT SITE INFRASTRUCTURE MEETS CONCURRENTLY MAINTAINABLE STANDARDS

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Awards

  • Society of American Registered Architects. Merit Award
  • Design-Build Institute of America Merit Award, Aviation Category

United Airlines Data Center
Awards

  • Uptime Institute’s Brill Global Leadership Award

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