McCarthy to Build Southwest Airlines' Hangar Facility at Houston's Hobby Airport
HOUSTON, TX McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been awarded the Southwest Airlines Tech Ops MX Hangar project at the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. The construction plan involves several preconstruction projects including demolition and utility relocation in addition to the construction of the two-bay hangar maintenance facility. The new hanger will be able to house up to six 737 aircraft. The facility will also have paved aircraft parking areas, aircraft wash facilities, taxiway connections, parking and loading docks.
The overall program consists of six projects including the construction of a new duct bank for the Houston Airport System and Federal Aviation Administration communications; site demolition of several existing structures; relocation of the airport's Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS); relocation of two navigation aids; construction of a detention pond for flood control; and ultimately the construction of the hangar. Preconstruction began in October 2017 with plans to begin work on the hangar in Spring 2018.
The hangar will be a hybrid pre-engineered metal building totaling 240,000 square feet. Approximately 140,000 square feet of the hanger will have enough room for six Boeing 737 aircraft. The remaining 100,000 square feet of facility space is allocated for offices, parts storage and other support areas. Outside the hangar will be 450,000 square feet of apron paving, with plans for one wash rack for the apron as well as locations for two future wash racks. Additionally, a 630-foot taxiway will connect the apron paving to Taxiway K.