United Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports
(LAWA) broke ground on a state-of-the-art Technical Operations
Center (TOC) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on
Thursday.

 The new facility will include two connected
buildings – a ground service equipment and facilities maintenance
building and a line maintenance hangar, including an engine support shop that will focus on the aircraft’s Dreamliner fleet.

The new TOC will consolidate two facilities that
United currently operates at LAX that are located a mile and a
half apart, improving efficiency with not only moving aircraft
around the airport but with transporting employees, parts, tools
and other supplies.


United Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) broke ground on a state-of-the-art Technical Operations Center (TOC) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Thursday. The new facility will include two connected buildings – a ground service equipment and facilities maintenance building and a line maintenance hangar, including an engine support shop that will focus on the aircraft's Dreamliner fleet. Click to enlarge.

 The TOC will be located near the
airline’s terminal and stand at 407,408 square feet. The
facility’s hangar will be able to accommodate up to six
narrow-body or two widebody aircraft at a time, supporting
United’s 150 flights that depart from LAX every day.

“Our
continued investments emphasize our commitment to our customers in
Los Angeles as California’s global airline. This modern,
world-class facility will create more than 800 jobs in L.A. during
the construction process, and will be home to more than 500 United
employees once it is completed,” said Greg Hart, chief operations
officer at United. “This builds on our recently completed nearly
$600 million renovation to our terminal at LAX, including opening
a brand-new United Polaris lounge earlier this year.”

United tapped AECOM Hunt to be the prime
contractor for the project, and selected FSB as lead architect for
the facility. The airline is also partnering with AvAirPros, which
is providing project management services during construction of
the TOC.

 The commencement of this $352 million TOC pushes the airline’s
investments at its Los Angeles hub to nearly $1 billion in recent
years.

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