Wide-Body Hangar - Newark

Client: United Airlines
Completion Date: 2013
Location: Newark Liberty International Airport


Burns & McDonnell provided comprehensive A/E services and is providing construction administration services for a new wide-body hangar for United Airlines at its maintenance base at Newark Liberty International Airport. The new hangar is sized to house any one of the aircraft in the United fleet, including the B747-400, A350-1000 and the new Boeing Dreamliner B787-9.

The hangar will provide all essential utilities for the United maintenance team, including 400-hertz power and preconditioned air service pits in the hangar floor, compressed air and potable water stations, and a 15-ton overhead crane capable of covering the entire floor plan. The new low-level high-expansion foam system was designed to use less water and does not require a large capture and storage system typical of United's other AFFF fire protection systems in the existing hangars at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The new facility is being designed with sustainable design features including energy efficient lighting and HVAC systems, translucent wall panels in the hangar bay to allow for increased daylighting, and low flush, low flow water fixtures. Regional and recycled content materials will be incorporated to the maximum extent possible.

The new hangar bay is 67,500 square feet, and the adjoining shops and office comprise an additional 10,000 square feet.