Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Archello: Turkish Airlines Line Maintenance Hangar

The Ghafari-designed line maintenance hangar for Turkish Technic – part of Turkish Airlines’ next-generation hub at the new international airport in Istanbul – was recently profiled on Archello. We planned and designed a facility that is capable of servicing their fleet of nearly 350 aircraft and is a model of efficiency, safety, and reliability.

Our design of the all-airside 23,000 SM facility accommodates all variants of THY's narrow-body jets and wide-body intercontinental airliners. Our planners and engineers sited the hangar to maximize facility utilization. Rather than a conventional approach that provides aircraft access on one side, we proposed a two-sided solution that offers ultimate scheduling efficiency. The building is outfitted with advanced aircraft service systems and infrastructure, including overhead cranes, telescoping work platforms, and point-of-use aircraft utilities delivery.

The building design supports the 24/7 technical center with extensive daylight harvesting, advanced heating and ventilation systems, and resilient, reflective interior materials for a safe, productive, and visually pleasing working environment. The structure was designed according to Turkey's stringent seismic codes. The fire protection system complies with the U.S. National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) latest standards.

Check out the full Archello post here.