Dee Howard Aircraft MRO Facility

When Dee Howard needed a new facility for completion, overhaul and repair services to serve airlines and cargo carriers, it called on The Austin Company to design and build a new maintenance hangar.

Project Description: 

When Dee Howard needed a new facility for completion, overhaul and repair services to serve airlines and cargo carriers, it called on The Austin Company to design and build a new maintenance hangar.

The hangar has a clear span of 385 feet and accommodates a variety of aircraft at one time, including two 767 aircraft, or a 747 and a 737.

Underfloor pits distribute power, compressed air and 400-Hz electrical service at each aircraft position. The project also included a two-story 21,000 SF structure that houses workshops, offices, breakrooms and support facilities.

Significant infrastructure modifications were required to provide site utilities for the hangar. The project includes 200,000 SF of paved aircraft ramp and a new taxilane to the airport runway. Part of the ramp includes an aircraft wash area, complete with pole- mounted exterior lighting for night work. Two service pits and exterior-mounted service connections were provided outside of the hangar for additional maintenance capacity. The hangar was designed to maximize limited land area available for immediate development, while maintaining the layout of the site master plan.

Project Stats: 

Square Footage: 100,000
Austin Services Provided: Design, Engineering, Construction

Location: 

San Antonio International Airport, San Antonio, Texas

Project Client: 

Dee Howard Aircraft Maintenance

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