Featured Illustration: The expanded L3 Technologies pilot training flight simulation center in Arlington. Courtesy: MAA
Arlington (Tarrant County) — Merriman Anderson/Architects (MAA) celebrates the completion of the expansion of L3 Technologies’ Arlington training center, a flight simulation facility for military and commercial pilots.
MAA was the architect and interior designer for the project.
“The L3 Arlington Training Center provides state-of-the-art facilities and training for pilots,” said Jarod Fancher, MAA’s project architect. “We are happy to see the center expanding and are proud to be involved with this project.”
The training center added about 42,000 square feet, more than doubling the size of the existing high-bay building. The expansion includes space for six additional full-flight simulators, a demonstration room, and classrooms incorporating augmented and virtual reality.
The design of the expansion replicated the existing design, which MAA developed in 2014.
L3 Technologies is an innovator and leading provider of global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), communications and electronic systems for military, homeland security and commercial aviation customers.
The MAA stamp can be seen on a wide range of project types throughout the United States and internationally. Headquartered in Dallas, with offices in Austin and Charlotte, North Carolina, the firm offers customized project solutions to a varied portfolio of clients.
L3 Technologies announced in January its plans to expand its Link Training & Simulation multi-purpose pilot training center facility in Arlington.
“This expansion reflects L3’s strategy to provide our growing pilot customer base with affordable and convenient options for staying current with required certifications and evolving technologies,” said Christopher E. Kubasik, L3’s Chief Executive Officer and President. “Our focus is on developing state-of-the-art capabilities that align with the priorities of our military and commercial airline customers, who are increasingly outsourcing their training and simulation activities.”
The new multi-purpose training center serves domestic and international customers, and is centrally located a few minutes south of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – one of the busiest airports in the U.S. The center expansion includes capacity for an additional six full-flight simulators, classrooms, locker room, library and student lounge.
This article was edited from press releases issued by Merriman Anderson Architects and L3 Technologies.