FSB facilitates a new era of partnership between Delta Air Lines and Rolls-Royce Trent through design and renovation of an existing hangar into an 180,000 SF Engine Support Facility, located at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. A part of the Delta Air Lines Technical Operations Center, the renovated Hangar 1 is used for maintenance, overhaul and repair for wide-body aircraft engines, including the next generation Trent XWB and Trent 7000 aircraft engines. The facility is only the second official Rolls Royce-approved maintenance center worldwide and the only one in the United States.
The customized design of the Engine Support Facility includes an overhead utility distribution system, specialized engine support stands and better accessibility for maintenance bays. This project also requires coordination of multiple shop cranes, some with as large as a 25-ton capacity.
The facility contributes to Delta’s positive corporate image at the airport through use of light, color and materials selected to improve employee comfort and productivity. These features include open offices and conference spaces which overlook the engine maintenance area. For the building envelope, this “employees first” philosophy is expressed through an open window-wall system, 600′ by 60′, which allows natural daylight into the people spaces, along with external views into the operational shops on a 24/7 basis.