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VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering Inc.  Maintenance Hangar Phase 1 | Pensacola International Airport

Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola International Airport
Pensacola International Airport

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Construction Cost: $37.5 Million

Size: 173,452 SF

Services Provided: Communications, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, HVAC, and Structural

Schmidt Consulting Group, Inc. provided design services for the new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Hangar at the Pensacola International Airport. The new hangar, spanning over 173,500ft², can accommodate two of the largest version of the 777 wide-body series, or six A321 narrow-body aircraft.


The complete facility includes a two (2) phase development consisting of the following components:

•           two (2) large aircraft maintenance hangars

•           aircraft parking aprons

•           aircraft staging area and wash rack

•           access taxiway/taxilanes

•           blast fence

•           two lane access roadway

•           tug roads

•           relocation of the perimeter security fence

•           installation of new security gates

•           vehicle parking area

•           site preparation including removal of pavement, clearing and grubbing, and grading

•           new stormwater management system

•           wooded buffer between planned facility and adjacent residential areas

Structural engineering design includes the foundation system for the hangar consisting of a combination of deep and shallow foundations.  The hangar superstructure is a pre-engineered metal building system. 

Mechanical engineering design for the new facility HVAC system includes multiple chilled water air handlers to provide comfort conditioning for the office-type and workshop areas. The chilled water system consists of one 200-ton air-cooled chiller serving a variable primary pumping chilled water distribution system with a single distribution loop.

Electrical engineering design includes a new 480Y/277V, three phase, 4 wire main electrical service consisting of a 4000A Main switchboard and a secondary distribution system. A 400hz 200Y/120V system consisting of seven 90kVA 400hz converters with service pits serve various aircraft power systems. Interior and Exterior Lighting systems consist of fluorescent and LED high bay lighting complete with daylight and automatic lighting controls throughout the facility with a central inverter system to provide emergency lighting.

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