Delta broke ground on a new pilot training facility in its key Mountain West hub, Salt Lake City. The SLC training facility will complement Delta’s Atlanta training facility, which has 34 full flight sims, plus 13 Flight Training Devices (FTDs) and 20 Procedure Trainers (PTs). 

Located next to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), this 47,000-square-foot facility marks the next chapter of Delta’s investment in its 5,400 employees and customers in Utah.  

This is Delta’s first significant training facility investment outside of its Atlanta headquarters, which opened its first pilot training facility in 1968. Delta's SLC Pilot Training Facility signifies its ongoing investment in a vital network hub, supporting operational growth and expansion. 

“This state-of-the-art training facility represents our dedication to running the world's best airline, with the world's best pilots, ensuring full capacity and unmatched performance,” said John Laughter, E.V.P. and Chief of Operations. “As we expand our operations, Salt Lake City plays a pivotal role as a core hub within our network."  

The facility is scheduled to open in 2025. Upon completion, the new facility will have capacity for 10 simulators, beginning with four simulators at its opening. The new facility boosts Delta’s training capacity, bringing it closer to pilots in western hubs, enabling faster and more efficient integration into the workforce without compromising its commitment to safety.