Alaska Airlines has unveiled plans for a new state-of-the-art training facility in Renton. Alaska purchased the 19-acre property at Longacres for $85.75 million, which includes a 600,000-square-foot facility that Boeing built to house an aviation training facility. 

    Alaska Airlines was represented by JLL’s Senior Managing Director Kris Curtis. “We were fortunate to find a specialized facility, uniquely built for Alaska Airlines’ needs and so close to their headquarters. Unico’s campus vision, once realized, will be a really great place to live-work-play,” said Curtis.

    The new training hub will offer training experience for flight attendants and pilots and centralize operations into one facility. In addition to simulators, the new space will include a mock aircraft for inflight simulations, classrooms, an auditorium, a production studio and significant office space.

    The property, once the regional headquarters of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, is part of Longacres, which Unico Properties purchased from Boeing in 2021 for $100 million. Located at 1901 Oakesdale Ave. S.W., Unico plans to develop the 173-acre campus into a mixed-use development with nearly 3,000 apartment units and an entertainment and arts district.

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