Air Canada announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art global Operations Centre (OC) in Brampton, Ontario which is expected to significantly improve its operational capabilities and efficiencies. The new facility is the result of a two-year, $60-million project and will serve as the central control for the airline’s operations, with 400 employees overseeing, on a 24/7 basis, nearly 600 Air Canada flights each day. The new, 75,000-ft² facility has been completed on-time and within budget. It will be fully operational in the first quarter of 2014 following a period of testing, training and transition. Once in service, it will become the global nerve centre for Air Canada’s operations ensuring delivery of Air Canada’s schedule and safe transport of approximately 35 million Air Canada customers annually. Air Canada maintains its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Quebec where it employs more than 5,000 people.