McCarthy Building Companies Completes Southwest Airlines’ Hangar at Houston Hobby
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. recently completed construction of the Southwest Airlines Technical Operations Maintenance Hangar project at the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. The new hangar houses up to six 737 aircraft and has paved aircraft parking areas, aircraft wash facilities, taxiway connections, parking and loading docks.
The overall construction program consisted of six projects including the construction of a new duct bank for Houston Airport System and Federal Aviation Administration communications; site demolition of several existing structures; relocation of the airport’s Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS); relocation of two navigation aids; construction of a 20-acre stormwater management facility for flood control; and ultimately the construction of the hangar. McCarthy self-performed the earth work, utilities and concrete on the project. Preconstruction began in October 2017 and work on the hangar began in spring 2018.
Approximately 140,000 square feet of the facility is hangar space to accommodate six Boeing 737 aircraft for simultaneous maintenance; the remaining 100,000 square feet of facility space encompasses offices, parts storage and other support areas including a seat shop, parts fabrication area and paint booth. Outside the hangar is 450,000 square feet of apron paving, two wash stations as well as locations for four future wash stations.