American Airlines flight simulators exterior
American Airlines flight simulators interior
American Airlines flight simulators underneath

American Airlines Flight Training Academy

Project Overview

The American Airlines Flight Training Academy is home to many commercial airplane simulators. Based near the DFW airport, pilots are regularly trained and tested in this facility. The testing includes both everyday and challenging flight operations.

  • Aviation simulator facility
  • New construction and additions
  • Multiple projects

Project Details

RWB is the best Dallas/Fort Worth engineering firm in aviation design projects. Since 2008,  RWB has retrofitted the existing American Airlines Flight Training Academy to include seven new simulators. We have also designed two additions to the facility which house four simulators each.
In continued partnership with American Airlines, we have completed other facility upgrades. Some examples include switchboard replacement, breathable air installations, and HVAC modernization projects.
These simulators cost around $20 million apiece. So, we take great care in handling the design for the building systems to support simulators.  RWB is familiar with the requirements for these kinds of aviation facilities. We understand the unique design requirements, such as:
  • Grounding and fire protection requirements
  • The pre-flight briefing, instructor viewing, and post-simulation debriefing rooms
  • Cooling and power for many data rooms
  • In-simulator cabin cooling for pilots
We have completed several aviation projects with all major airlines. You can trust RWB is well-equipped to provide a successful design on your aviation project.