Strengthening The Friendly Skies

United Airlines just celebrated its new state-of-the-art flight training center, the largest in the world, that will also serve pilots for other airlines and government agencies. In addition to pilot training, the center will host flight attendants and maintenance technicians for emergency training and other activities. Page is proud to be part of the project team for the facility that will help standardize safety in the airline industry.

The center is located in Denver, Colorado, where Page has an office. The firm’s local presence helped to provide timely responses in the field during the extensive renovation of 470,000 square feet of existing space that had been built over several decades starting in the 1960s. The end result is a premier training center that will support United’s needs now and in the future.

"This state-of-the-art flight training center symbolizes the investments we're making in our people and our company, both in Denver and throughout our network," said Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines. "In addition to providing industry-leading training for our pilots, flight attendants and other vital work groups, this facility will become a thriving center where we foster the professional culture, commitment to safety and dedication to customer service that's at the heart of the United success story we are seeing take shape."

The United Flight Training Campus was comprised of six buildings constructed over the decades. No electronic plans were available for the nearly 50-year-old facility so Page utilized BIM design tools and laser scanning technology to proactively coordinate the renovations of the existing facility. The firm’s design integrated all the buildings together and the phased renovation allowed United to maintain continuous operations throughout the duration of the project.

Page Senior Principal Michael Mace elaborated, "We sought to create a cohesive campus with the renovation of the United Airlines Flight Training Center. The six existing buildings have all been significantly updated with state-of-the-art technology and the United brand identity is now tightly integrated into the clean, contemporary design. United was a wonderful client and we hope these renovated facilities will enhance the education and training experience of the pilots and their educators, while also creating a welcoming and enjoyable workplace for the staff."

Project Manager and Page Principal Peter Stavenger specializes in leading large, complex aviation and aerospace projects. Design Project Manager and Page Associate Principal Paul Bielamowicz contributed experience gained from working on the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) Terminal East Infill expansion and now the ABIA 2040 Master Plan.

Page is pleased to have had the opportunity to again collaborate with United Airlines after the award-winning success of its data center.  

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