FedEx Express operates one of the largest civil aircraft fleets in the world and the largest fleet of wide-bodied freighter aircraft. They also carry more freight than any other airline – 3.4 million tons per year is handled through Memphis International Airport alone. They needed a new aircraft maintenance center at their Memphis hub to support the simultaneous maintenance of multiple wide-body and narrow-body aircraft.
FedEx selected our multi-disciplined team to provide planning, architecture, and engineering services for the massive project.
We designed a facility that encompasses a 135,000-square-foot main hangar, high-functioning technical workshops, a two-story engineering support and office building, and a security entrance building. We also created a dedicated base logistics center that provides parts management for maintenance operations in Memphis and worldwide. Adjacent to the hangar is a ground run-up enclosure designed to mitigate noise pollution in the residential area where the facility is located. The project also included ramp utilities, such as hydrant fueling and ground power, as well as a GSE facility.
Our team provided a broad range of services to give FedEx a highly functional facility that is a model of efficiency and allows huge aircraft to be serviced quickly. We designed the buildings, the site work, and mechanical and electrical systems to support the massive size and capacity requirements of the center. The center is instrumental to our client’s mission -- to do whatever it takes to deliver every package to its destination on time.