Spirit Airlines Maintenance Hangar
Business/Commerical Aircraft Hangar
- Spirit Airlines
- End Use:
- Aircraft Maintenance Hangar
- Project Location:
- Detroit Metropolitan International Airport, MI
- Square Footage:
- 126,840 Sq. Ft.
This 126,840 sq. ft. hangar, office and shops was designed and supplied by Heavy Structures. Spirit
Airlines needed a new maintenance hangar at Detroit Metro Airport within a short period of time, so the project needed to proceed immediately upon contract award.
The hangar bay can hold up to three A-321 aircraft at a time with maintenance and support buildings on three sides. The hangar door opening is 318' clear x 44' high with four free floating rolling doors. The framing system consists of a 31' deep box truss framed the clear span and supported 14' deep trusses spanning front-to-back. Needing to complete erection before the extreme Detroit winter posed some design challenges. However, Heavy Structures overcame the challenge by designing the support shops
and offices independent of the hangar which allowed optimum scheduleing of steel erection and enclosure of the building.
The building exterior was clad with insulated metal wall panels and the roof is a standing seam metal roof system in custom color “Spirit Yellow” over cold formed zee purlins and blanket insulation.