In a special internal Jetwire sent to all employees yesterday, American announced their intentions to build a brand new campus in Forth Worth:
Our current headquarters is remote from the very people we are here to support. And while we can’t build a headquarters at every hub, or even at DFW Airport, we have a plan for American’s future that will help bridge the gap between our frontline team members and the employees who support them. This plan will utilize a site adjacent to our existing west campus in Fort Worth – home of the Flight Academy, Flagship University and Conference Center, DFW RES, the new Robert W. Baker Integrated Operations Center, and the C.R. Smith Museum – to build four buildings that will house the management team as well as our corporate and staff functions. Last year alone more than 75,000 employees, including all 15,000 pilots and 25,000 flight attendants, attended training or meetings at the Flight Academy and Training and Conference Center. This new headquarters location will provide the underpinnings for One Campus/One Team and will serve not only the 5,000 or so employees who work in the new buildings, but will also provide a meeting place for all 100,000 American Airlines team
The carrier says that the current headquarters buildings are about to turn 30 years old and that key system are outdated and would require costly updates. Instead, they are going for modern and better.
Check out the full Jetwire communication below. Thanks to RJ L from AA for passing on!