Monday, June 8, 2020

Archello: American Airlines O'Hare Hangar 2

The Ghafari-designed American Airlines Hangar 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was profiled on Archello. The dual-entry, flexible 194,000 SF hangar maximizes the allowable aircraft parking positions, housing all aircraft variants in American's fleet, including narrow-body and wide-body types. The facility also provides ancillary support functions, including a general back shop, a component staging area, and storage spaces.

Our design carefully considers the airport's infrastructure, outfitting the new facility to take advantage of existing utilities. We also utilized daylight harvesting to reduce overhead lighting and diminish energy costs.

Now complete, the new hangar improves American's aircraft and maintenance operations while serving the greater modernization of the Chicago O'Hare International Airport. This project is a landmark for the redevelopment of American's next-generation facilities that will ultimately strengthen the airline's future growth.

Check out the full Archello post here.