United Airlines Operations Center Power Protection and AV Infrastructure

The United Airlines Operations Center at Willis Tower, which tracks all United planes in flight around the world, needed a back-up power system to ensure mission-critical flight operations could still be controlled in the event of a city or building power outage.  Level-1 upgraded the facility’s main data center and associated communications closets with uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) with a 17,000-pound twin turbo Cummings generator and Liebert dual UPS unit.  As a part of the scope, United Airlines also asked Level-1 to install a new audio visual infrastructure throughout the center to provide enhanced connectivity to laptops and other sound systems for meetings, training, and presentations.