Wednesday, August 14, 2019

American Airlines Hangar 2 at Chicago O’Hare Is ENR Midwest Award of Merit Winner

Leading industry publication ENR Midwest announced the winners of this year’s “Best Projects” competition, an elite group that includes the Ghafari-designed American Airlines Hangar 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The 194,000 SF facility – the longest clear span, dual threshold airline hangar in the world – received the Award of Merit in the Airport / Transit category.

Ghafari provided architecture and engineering services for the industry-advancing hangar, which was unveiled at a grand opening celebration on January 25 and can accommodate all aircraft variants in American’s fleet, including narrow-body and wide-body types. The facility also houses ancillary support functions, including a general back shop, a component staging area, and storage spaces. The new structure has already improved and consolidated both line and base maintenance operations at the busy hub, allowing American to continue servicing one of the largest and fastest-growing aircraft fleets in the world.

All winning projects, including the American hangar, will be featured in the November 18 edition of ENR Midwest. Awards will be distributed to each project team at ENR Midwest’s annual Awards Breakfast on December 3 in Chicago.

See the full list of winners here.