- F-35 Beddown - Cherry Point
The F-35B and C Beddown Program requires the complete recapitalization of antiquated aviation operation and support facilities to accept 7F-35B/C squadrons over an eight-year period. We have been involved with the design of multiple new and modernization of existing facilities to accommodate the beddown of the new Joint Strike Fighter/Lightning class jets. Major projects include:
Flight-Line Site/Utility Planning and Design Modernization
This 240-acre initiative is the first phase of 2 to accommodate the F-35 program. We designed for the upgrade and modernization of utilities in the core area of the base to serve future airfield facilities supporting eight operational F-35B squadrons. Facilities include hangars, simulators, an air traffic control tower, parking garages and administrative facilities. Utility modernization includes water lines, sanitary sewer lines, storm sewer lines, electrical lines, telecommunication lines, natural gas line coordination, steam lines and fire suppression lines. Roadway improvements included new sidewalks and lighting design to support additional roadways, traffic realignment, parking lots and landscape enhancements along the streetscape. We will also provide construction support services. Our team coordinated with the concurrent design of facilities and demolition of dozens of buildings.
F-35 Simulator Facility
This building will support mission rehearsal trainers/full mission simulators, one deployable mission rehearsal trainer and support spaces, which will include administrative, classroom and conference space. The facility will also include space for aviation training systems (ATS) and a Night Imaging Threat Evaluation (NITE) lab. Structural elements allow for the expansion of the facility. The facility will be constructed and certified for secure handling and storage of classified material and components up to top secret/special access program facility classifications.
Three new facilities will include an air traffic control (ATC) tower, Military Terminal Radar Approach Control (MTRACON) and Range Facility, and an airfield operations/passenger air terminal facility (Air Ops). The updated mission will not only support the F-35 program but will also continue to support the installation’s ATC training mission and regional Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commercial airspace coverage mission. The new facilities are designed to provide 24/7 year-round operation.