KC-135 Scheduled Maintenance Hangar

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 6 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.

Read More
LOCATION

Tinker Air Force Base, OK

CLIENT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District | U.S. Air Force Reserves

SIZE

28,000 SF

“The A/E - FSB did an overall, very good job in preparing the full design of this facility. The Project Manager was excellent and always available to address comments, concerns, and was very easy to work with. FSB assembled a very good design team, which produced a design with minimal review comments.”

Stephen Harmon, Chief, Design Branch, USACE, Tulsa District (ACASS Excerpt)
1st
high-expansion foam system designed at Tinker Air Force Base
16
Primary Assigned Aircraft (PAA) maintained
13"
thick aircraft paving