WestWind Maintenance Hangar
Huntsville International Airport, Huntsville, Alabama
Osborn provided design and consulting services for the development of a build-to-suit 62,000 square foot, $12.3M facility consisting of a mixed use helicopter and fixed wing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) hangar for WestWind Technologies, Inc (WWT) at the Huntsville International Airport. The hangar accommodates every type of helicopter in the U.S. Army's inventory as well as a large number of fixed-wing aircraft with sizes up to the Air Force C-130s.
The approach to this project provided a complete solution for financing, designing, construction, and delivery of a build-to-suit hangar for WWT occupancy on an accelerated timeline of 12 months from notice to proceed. To accomplish this, during the conceptual design phase the design team worked closely with WWT to design a customized facility based on WWT’s exact needs while meeting the Authority’s building development standards. WWT required that this facility not only accommodate C-130 aircraft but also a variety of military helicopter models.
Osborn provided all mechanical engineering which included designing the HVAC and plumbing systems for mixed-use maintenance hanger/administration building. The systems included variable volume and temperature air conditioning systems, radiant tube heating, hanger ventilation, fire foam system, complex trench drainage system and rotary screw air compressors with heat recovery systems.