This design for four new aircraft hangars at Sigonella AB, Sicily, incorporates a new 13,747 sqm aircraft apron and taxiway system expansion.
Commissioned by NATO, the hangars represent
state of the art facilities for the maintenance, washing and recovery of aircrafts.
The Main Hangar, located to the North of the new apron, is composed of two volumes, a double aircraft hangar bay of 98.25 x 27.50 m, and a C shaped back-shop building.
The bearing structure is a partially prefabricated reinforced concrete system for the back-shops volume, and a structural steel spatial roof for the hangar bay. The latter is supported by six reinforced concrete pillars, with a main beam span of 47.20 m and a cross beam span of 19.50 m.
Hangars include a special aircraft stand cooling system, and a full aircraft washing facility.
Sigonella Airport Aircraft Hangars and Apron
Sigonella AB, Sicily, Italy, 2014-17
Client: Italian Ministry of Defense (Definitive Design stage) - NATO Support and Procurement Agency (Final Design stage and Construction Supervision)