Corporate Hangar at Aurora Municipal Airport

A large international corporation with multiple flight facilities choose to consolidate their flight operations to a single location in the United States. After extensive investigation of site alternatives and economic incentives, Aurora Municipal Airport was chosen as the site for these operations.

RS&H was then retained to plan and design a new 270-foot by 140-foot clear span hangar to house three Gulfstream-V aircrafts. The program for the building included 15,500 square feet of offices and shops for the corporate flight department. The building structure was a preengineered metal building with precast concrete accent panels at the main entrance to the facility. Four 100-ton articulated cranes were used to erect the steel framed “supertruss” that spanned 270 feet over the hangar door. Under a restrictive budget, RS&H worked closely with the Owner and Construction Manager to incorporate Value Engineering opportunities to provide a unique building within budget and project schedule.

RS&H also assisted the airport owner in obtaining a state funding grant to complete the parking lot, ramp service drive and area security fencing, as well as provided engineering services for these facilities and the apron expansion.

Project Information

Location:
Aurora Municipal Airport, Sugar Grove, Illinois