United expands world’s largest flight training centre

United Expands World's Largest Flight Training Center with Huge, New Building and Room for 12 New Flight Simulators (image credit: United)

United today opened a new, 150,000-square-foot building at its Flight Training Centre in Denver.

Already the largest facility of its kind in the world, the additional building gives the airline the capability to add 12 more advanced full-motion flight simulators to the facility, six of which have already been delivered.

United’s Flight Training Centre now has eight total buildings, more than 700,000 square feet of training space, and 46 state-of-the-art full-motion flight simulators.

United CEO Scott Kirby was joined by leaders from the Flight Training Centre and Denver Mayor Mike Johnston to celebrate the opening and show off the facility.

Kirby said: “We’re growing faster than any airline in the industry and our investments in our pilots and their training are critical to support the unprecedented number of new aircraft United will add to our fleet in the decades ahead.

“United pilots are the best aviators in the world and the way we recruit, hire and train directly supports that high standard of excellence.”

Located in the Central Park neighborhood of Denver, the facility spans 23-acres and is the sole training facility for the airline’s nearly 16,000 active pilots and all newly hired pilots.