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27 CHAPTER EIGHT OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT--OAKLAND MAINTENANCE CENTER AIRPORT SPONSOR AND INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS ft2 maintenance facility that was constructed in 1972 and located on 37.6 acres at Oakland International Airport Airport NameOakland International Airport (Figure 21). The OMC includes four large aircraft bays, (OAK) each capable of accommodating a Boeing 747 or 777 gauge aircraft, as well as office and shop space with ample park- City, State Oakland, California ing and excellent road access to Airport Drive and Air Cargo Road (Figure 22). United leased the OMC for $3.4 Airport Sponsor Port of Oakland million per year, a substantial contribution to OAK oper- ating revenue. The lease was set to expire in 2013 with Person InterviewedBrandon J. Mark, Property options to extend. However, at the end of May 2003, United Manager rejected the lease in the course of its bankruptcy proceed- ings and consolidated most of its domestic maintenance operations at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). THE SITUATION The Port of Oakland regained possession of the OMC but without a tenant; the immediate impacts included lost rev- In 1988, United Airlines, Inc., leased from the Port of Oak- enue and new obligations to maintain the facility and keep land the Oakland Maintenance Center (OMC), a 304,000- it safe and secure. FIGURE 21 Building M-110, originally occupied by World Airways--Oakland International Airport.