Location: Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico
Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Completed On: July 2014
This project involved the construction of a new 67,000sf hangar with administrative and shop areas to support the C-130 aircraft. The hangar is designed to service two C-130s simultaneously and is built to DOD force protection standards. The hangar bay is protected by a foam fire protection system while the administrative and shop areas have a wet pipe fire protection system. Explosion proof electrical lighting and equipment is installed by means of aircraft rated service pits. Site elements include heavy duty concrete aprons, native landscaping and aluminum shade awnings over outdoor break areas. The interior contains dedicated locker rooms with shower areas, conference and debriefing rooms, ready rooms and offices for senior staff members. Shop space is provided for tool storage, workrooms, tool checkout, and caged storage for parts and supplies. Additional storage is provided via raised mezzanines accessible thru the hangar bay. Suspended from the hangar structure are service catwalks, overhead cranes and a fall arrest system for use when working on the aircraft.