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American Airlines Integrated Operations Center Opens

American Airlines officially opened its new $88 million Robert W. Baker Integrated Operations Center which houses 1,600 employees that oversee the operations of the airline's 6,700 daily flights.
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American Airlines officially opened its new $88 million Robert W. Baker Integrated Operations Center which houses 1,600 employees that oversee the operations of the airline's 6,700 daily flights.

After American Airlines cut the ribbon on its new Integrated Operations Center, they gave us a tour of the new facility.

Even though employees started working there in early August, the building still has that new building smell.

Here’s a few fun facts about the Robert W. Baker Integrated Operations Center

-cost $88 million to build

-150,000 square feet of space

-designed to withstand an EF3 tornado (about 136 to 165 mph)

-2.1 million pounds of structural steel used in construction

-2,800 miles of media cabling installed with equates to 1.7 million linear feet

-40 individual 80-inch large screen televisions in the control center

-1,600 employees have a combined 30,000 years of experience

-the center oversees 1 million flights annually

-each of the conference rooms are named after airlines that have merged to create American (i.e. Reno Air, America West, TWA, Allegheny Airlines)

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