NATO AGS Main Operating Base

Sigonella, Sicily, 2016 - Ongoing

Client: NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

Services: Design development, Final Design, Construction supervision.


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The project is comprised of 35,000 sqm airside and landside facilities supporting the program. Landside infrastructure includes a 4,000 sqm Operations Center and administrative space for 600 staff. The airside portion is comprised of four new aircraft hangars, incorporating a new 13,747 sqm aircraft apron and taxiway system expansion.

The hangars represent state of the art facilities for the maintenance, washing and recovery of aircrafts.

The Main Hangar is composed of a double aircraft hangar bay of 98.25 x 27.50 m, and a C shaped back-shop building. The bearing structure is a structural steel spatial roof 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.

Roof built-in photovoltaic panels produce over 500kW of electricity from renewable source, and aircraft washing as well as raifall waters are recycled, to support the energy and evironmental sustainability of the facilities

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