Category - Hangars

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport Updates 50+-year-old Hangar

There comes a time in every airport's life when the focus has to become "out with the old and in with the new." Sometimes that means building entirely new facilities. More often, it involves breathing new life into existing facilities by adding modern updates and conveniences. Such was the case when Abraham Lincoln Capital (SPI), a commercial air service airport in Springfield, IL, recently updated its hangars.

Regional Development Spurs & Supports Hangar Construction at Spokane Airports

Spokane has a rich aviation/aerospace history, and the entity that owns and operates its airports is relying on that background to grow. Plans for growth, however, extend well beyond airport facilities and traffic to include the overall economy of Eastern Washington.

Huge Fabric-Roof Hangar Under Construction at Honolulu Int'l

After years operating in cramped quarters, leasing space in other company's hangars and even working on aircraft outside in the rain, the maintenance staff of Hawaiian Airlines is looking forward to moving into more spacious facilities this summer.

Kerrville Municipal Builds Hangars with Support From City & County

Located in "Hill Country" just 65 miles northwest of San Antonio, the city of Kerrville, TX, (population 22,344) has been home to the Mooney Aviation Company for more than 60 years. According to local lore, the Mooney brothers moved their single-engine aircraft company there from Wichita to be closer to the family farm.

John C. Tune Airport Adds Hangars

Located just five miles from downtown Nashville, TN, John C. Tune Airport (JWN) is home to 170 based aircraft and a flight school. With 72,000 operations last year, it's also the smaller sibling of Nashville International Airport (BNA), as both facilities are owned and operated by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA).

John Deere Builds New Corporate Flight Facility at Quad City Int'l

Since last October, Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL has been home to John Deere's new $15 million corporate aviation facility. The 70,400-square-foot complex replaces a smaller facility the company had occupied at the airport since 1980 and stands as a concrete example of the long-term partnership between the local manufacturing giant and MLI.

Plattsburgh Int'l Cuts Heating Costs with Solar Technology

At Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) in upstate New York, heating accounted for 60% of overall energy costs. But a fully funded solar project slated for completion in late April is expected to slash next winter's heating bills.

Helicopter Squadron One Opens Mammoth Maintenance Hangar

The U.S. Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) has one of the most critical missions in America: It shuttles President Barack Obama and other high-level government leaders throughout the Washington, D.C., area and beyond. The elite unit also tests assault support helicopters and related equipment for the Corps.

FedEx Builds Mega Hangar at Memphis Int'l

Last year, Memphis International Airport (MEM) handled 4.2 million tons of cargo - more than any other airport in the world for the 17th year in a row. Memphis-based FedEx Corporation accounted for all but 2% of the volume.

Monroe County Creates Out-of-the Box Hangar Leases

Monroe County Airport (BMG), a Part 139 Class IV airport serving the Bloomington, IN, area, knows how to turn challenges into opportunities. Management and board members at this corporate class general aviation airport focus on their facility's strengths and, in so doing, find creative ways to meet new challenges and grow operations.

New Tennessee Air National Guard Base Includes Super-Size Hangars

The largest Air National Guard project in history is all but complete at Memphis International Airport. And the scope is staggering.

ACC: Rethinking Airport Resiliency in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Rethinking Airport Resiliency in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, airports and their stakeholders are managing disruption unlike any previously experienced in the modern world. With an unprecedented decrease in aircraft and passenger traffic, growing economic stress, and further uncertainty ahead, airports require resilient financial and operational planning to ride out COVID-19 and to plan for the post-pandemic future.

Survival for airports requires re-prioritizing previously identified plans, exploring new ways to operate and fund airport operations, and learning from past experiences to improve an airport’s ability to succeed in the future. This guidance provides direction for airport operators and consultants, including planners and emergency management staff, on how airports can enhance resilience to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future disruptions ahead.


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