The Austin Company provided design and engineering services for Continental Airlines’ Line Maintenance Hangar at Denver International Airport.
The Austin Company provided design and engineering services for Continental Airlines’ Line Maintenance Hangar at Denver International Airport. The facility houses maintenance activities previously performed at Stapleton International Airport. The hangar is located on a 60-acre site at the north end of the airport.
Austin designed and engineered both the hangar and the site infrastructure. The hangar building includes a hangar bay, shops and distribution warehouse. Total building area is 90,000 square feet. The hangar bay has a clear span of 323 feet and is 260 feet deep.
The hangar was designed to accommodate the Boeing 777 series of aircraft, in combination with other narrowbody transports. Clear height is 75-feet to accommodate aircraft jacking. A tail pocket is built into the roof trusses to accommodate up to B747- 400 size aircraft.
Sliding hangar doors are 68-feet high. Each of the eight door leaves can be operated individually and the leaves can be stacked in any location across the entire hangar bay width. Door tracks are equipped with an ice melting system for winter operation.
The hangar bay is equipped with full foam and water deluge fire sprinklers with additional under-wing oscillating foam and water cannons. Quick recovery heating and a mixture of high-pressure sodium and metal halide light fixtures enhance the working environment.
Compressed air, start air, water, 60-Hz power and 400-Hz power are all distributed via pits and trenches in the floor. The hangar roof structure is stressed for future cranes throughout. A separate room adjacent to the hangar bay stores large jackstands and workdocks when not in use.