This specialized maintenance hangar provides a home for the aerial refueling planes serving the Air Force and Air National Guard.
Tinker Air Force Base is home to the KC-135, one of the military’s longest-serving aircraft and a key defense asset responsible for refueling fighter jets and other essential planes in mid-air. First introduced during the Vietnam War, these older aircraft require constant and highly specialized maintenance, and personnel at Tinker AFB are meeting this need today thanks to FSB’s design and construction of a Scheduled Maintenance Hangar.
The new facility features a nose-in single bay configuration to more easily perform routinely scheduled inspections and maintenance, along with supporting hydraulics, AR wheel and tool crib shops.
Included as well are administrative offices, a Ready Room, office space for six WS officers, 10 computer workstations and employee lockers. This project contains the first high-expansion foam system ever installed at the base, and it meets LEED Silver criteria. Our design team also worked closely with the Omaha Center of Expertise, to ensure that all airfield paving would meet or exceed stringent federal requirements for aprons, shoulders and ramps.