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
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-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)