United Airlines has started work on a US$352 million maintenance facility at Los Angeles International (LAX). Dubbed the ‘Technical Operations Centre’ it will cover more than 4,000 sq-ft and be able to accommodate six narrowbodies or two widebodies at a time.
“This builds on our recently completed US$600 million renovation to our terminal at LAX,” said Greg Hurt, chief operations officer at United.
The TOC will bring together and streamline United’s support work at the airport where it currently operates two facilities more than a mile apart. The new building will include a ground service equipment and a facilities maintenance building and a line maintenance hangar, including an engine support shop that will focus on the aircraft’s 787 fleet.
This is one of several upgrades taking place at maintenance facilities around the country to cope with the airline’s growing fleet.