RWB has partnered with American Airlines on several flight training academy projects. Our work with AA has included additions, expansions, and renovations to their facilities.
Because American Airlines has a wide-ranging fleet of planes, their flight training facility must include all types of aircraft. This is critical to the ongoing support of their flight operations from regional to long-haul. Pilots must complete rigorous continuing education exercises in the simulators for any aircraft there are certified in.
For this reason, American Airlines continuously updates its flight training facilities. When a specific make and model of plane goes out of service, there is no longer a requirement to keep the simulator around. The team at American Airlines must balance the load requirements of travelers with aircraft, along with the training bay space in their flight training centers. As planes retire, so do simulators, and as new aircraft come into service, new simulators must be added.
From an MEP design perspective, we understand that American Airlines must keep its facility operational to support the training, education, and testing of its thousands of pilots. Since 1986, American Airlines has trusted us with the design of their flight training academy as well as many supporting facilities, including the central utility plant that supports it.