Projects

HAECO Hangar 4

Greensboro, North Carolina

UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGE

HAECO Americas, one of the largest global providers of aircraft maintenance utilities, is expanding their operational capacity to prepare for new business opportunities and service an increasing client base. 

To address new volume, the company needed a new aircraft maintenance facility that could flexibly accommodate multiple commercial or military aircraft for various customer maintenance and modification services. They needed to construct a new, energy-efficient facility on an existing campus with limited land for development. 

TAILORING THE SOLUTION

We supported HAECO Americas with design and owner’s representation services for a two-bay hangar and support center at their existing campus. 

To assess strict measurement parameters, we used the Boeing 777-9X as the determining wide-body design for the hangar floor plate, which is based in terms of dimensional envelope and occupancy loading. The support areas include a general backshop and a component staging space, stores, tooling, and administrative space.

With a constricted area of land and a large hangar footprint, we relocated a bioretention pond to remove contaminants from storm run-off. We saw additional opportunities for better sustainability practices by utilizing interior and exterior LED lighting, which significantly reduces energy consumption. The design features translucent façade panels, diffused natural daylighting as well as automatic lighting control with occupancy sensors and daylight sensors. The hangar also includes cross ventilation and water-cooled air compressors.

SUPPORTING WHAT MATTERS

We executed a solution that accommodates the many needs of aviation maintenance and repair, housing a wide range of aircraft. Our aviation design services provided an adaptable and practical solution while cutting energy costs and improving green infrastructure.