VT MAE MRO Hangar at PNS

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Project Description


In September of 2014, Mayor Ashton Hayward signed the final lease agreement between the City of Pensacola and VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering Inc. (VT MAE) for the development of a Maintenance, Repair Overhaul (MRO) Hangar at the Pensacola International Airport.

Per the lease, the City of Pensacola will construct an aircraft hangar complex on nearly 19 acres at the Pensacola International Airport and lease the facilities to VT MAE for a 30-year term. The original configuration was designed to accommodate two wide-body aircraft inside of a 160,000 square foot MRO facility. In 2015, the design configuration was expanded to 173,452 square foot facility and will now have the ability to accommodate either two Boeing 777’s, four Boeing 757’s, or six Airbus A-320 sized aircraft.

The new MRO Hangar at the Pensacola International Airport (PIA) will create 400 new jobs and will bring a new industry to the area. VT MAE will hire skilled personnel including Master Airplane Technicians, Aircraft Inspectors, Master Structures Technicians, Sheet Metal Mechanics, and Avionics Technicians. Local economic development agencies, local educational institutions, and VT MAE have worked together to implement training programs to create a sustainable workforce.

By working with VT MAE, Pensacola will be able to create quality, high-paying jobs and cement Pensacola's position as a true contender for aviation and aerospace industry investments. This partnership aligns well with the City's regional goals to create a robust aerospace cluster and to improve business and job opportunities for the citizens of Pensacola and Escambia County.

Design and construction of the $46 million dollar project is being made possible through a combination of funds from the State of Florida/Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the City of Pensacola, Escambia County, VT MAE, and the Industry Recruitment, Retention and Expansion Fund.

The newly configured MRO Hangar at the Pensacola International Airport broke ground on October 28, 2016 and construction will last approximately 16 months. The facility is expected to be operational in early 2018.

 

Upcoming Scheduled Work 


  
Work Scheduled for Week Ending 2/16/18:
  • Continue hangar door and tail door installation.
  • Complete draft curtains and siding in the east hangar bay.
  • Continue painting in various areas.
  • Continue WRB in areas.
  • Continue hanging drywall.
  • Continue ceiling grid in areas.
  • Continue installation of doors and hardware.
  • Begin installation of the folding partition door.
  • Pour west bay column block outs, exterior stair foundations, and loading dock ramp.
  • Continue electrical work in IT and communications rooms, pulling cable, overhead rough-in, and lights in hangar bay.
  • Continue mechanical work with installation of grills, tie-in of water lines at mezzanines, insulation of duct and chilled water lines, and flushing water lines.
  • Continue tying in water and sewer to building.
  • Continue installation of overhead gas at mezzanine.
  • Continue installation of sprinkler pipe in the west hangar bay.
  • Continue pouring apron lanes.
  • Continue raising manhole lids.
  • Continue stone base and curbing in parking lot.
  • Install trench drain in the truck well.
  • Continue installation of security fence.

February 2018 Progress 


  
Work Completed, Week Ending 2/9/18:
  • Continued hangar door and tail door installation.
  • Continued installation of siding, draft curtains, and liner panels.
  • Continued WRB in areas.
  • Continued hanging drywall in vending room and finishing drywall in areas.
  • Continued painting walls and door frames in various locations.
  • Continued ceiling grid in areas.
  • Continued installation of doors and hardware.
  • Poured multiple slab on grade strips in the west hangar bay. The last SOG will be poured Saturday.
  • Continued electrical work in IT and communications rooms.
  • Pulled cable.
  • Continued electrical overhead rough-in in areas.
  • Continued installation of lights in the hangar bay.
  • Continued running power from the transformer to the main panel.
  • Continued chilled water line tie-ins.
  • Installed plumbing drains in the  gang bathroom.
  • Continued installation of water in the mezzanine.
  • Continued installation of overhead gas in mezzanine.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation in the hangar bay.
  • Placed asphalt for the tug roads.
  • Placed sod along the entrance road.
  • Continued curbing in the parking lot.
  • Continued water line installation at the wash rack.
  • Raised manhole rims along the entrance road.
  • Poured multiple apron panels.
  • Continued landscaping at the parking lot.
  • Continued security fence installation.
Work Completed, Week Ending 2/2/18:
  • Finished siding at recessed entry door.
  • Continued hangar door and tail door installation.
  • Continued overhead coiling door installation.
  • Continued ceiling grid in areas.
  • Continued spray foam insulation in areas.
  • Continued painting in areas.
  • Continue WBR in areas.
  • Hanging drywall in areas and finishing drywall in areas.
  • Poured multiple slab on grade strips in the west hangar bay.
  • Prepped slab on grade strips in the west hangar bay for pour Saturday.
  • Pulled cable.
  • Continued installation of lights in the hangar bay.
  • Continued running conduit to electrical room.
  • Continued installation of heaters in the hangar bay.
  • Continued installation of duct and chilled water pipe.
  • Continued crack unit installation.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation.
  • Continued installation of fire pump.
  • Continued roof drain tie-ins.
  • Laid water line around the site.
  • Continued asphalt paving on the tug roads.
  • Poured five apron lanes and continued forming for future pours.
  • Set slide gate near Langley Avenue.
  • Continued fence installation along the entrance road.
 


January 2018 Progress 


  
Work Completed, Week Ending 1/26/18:
  • Completed tying in downspouts.
  • Continued hangar door and east bay tail door installation.
  • Continued framing the entry door.
  • Continued ceiling framing.
  • Continued spray foam insulation.
  • Continued installation of ceiling grid.
  • Continued block fill.
  • Continued spray fireproofing.
  • Continued installation of overhead coiling doors.
  • Poured the large 6" slab on grade in the middle of the hangar bay.
  • Poured multiple slab on grades strips in the west hangar bay.
  • Prepped slab on grade strips in the west hangar bay for pour Saturday.
  • Pulled cable.
  • Continued installation of lights in the hangar bay.
  • Continued installation of duct and chilled water pipe.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in and overhead gas installation.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation.
  • Backfilled roof drain trenches.
  • Poured three apron lanes and continued forming for future pours.
  • Laid asphalt strip between hangar and apron.
  • Continued curb and gutter in the parking lot.
  • Continued paving the entrance road to the parking lot.
  • Continued fence installation along the entrance road and the wash rack.
Work Completed, Week Ending 1/12/18:
  • Continued hangar door installation.
  • Continued framing the shaft wall lid.
  • Continued block fill in.
  • Continued application of fireproof coating to insulation.
  • Continued concrete pours in the west hangar bay, including the hangar door rail pocket, multiple jacking pads and multiple strips.
  • Continued forming and prepping in the west hangar bay for next slab on grade pours.
  • Continued electrical rough-in various locations, including overhead rough-in in the hangar bay.
  • Received and set the site transformer.
  • Continued duct installation in areas.
  • Continued chilled water line installation in areas.
  • Continued plumbing overhead rough-in and hangar installation.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation in areas.
  • Continued apron paving.
  • Poured sidewalk at Langley Avenue.
  • Performed curb layout in the parking lot
  • Grassed along the entrance road
  • Set fence posts along the entrance road up to the back of the building.
  • Performed camera inspection of storm sewer in parking lot.
  • Continued installation of lighting conduit in the parking lot.
  • Continued tying in roof drains.
Work Completed, Week Ending 1/5/18:
  • Continued finishing drywall in areas.
  • Continued framing the shaft wall lid.
  • Continued framing the elevator shaft.
  • Continued drywall installation in areas.
  • Continued CMU wall installation.
  • Continued grading and compacting in the west hangar bay in preparation for slab on grade pours.
  • Formed the west hangar door rail pocket and various west hangar bay slab stips.
  • Pouring housekeeping and generator pads.
  • Continued electrical rough-in in various locations.
  • Continued duct installation in areas.
  • Continued chilled water line installation.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in areas.
  • Continued work on the apron paving test strip.
  • Continued forming on the apron.
  • Continued grading the entrance road.
  • Poured curbs at Langley Avenue.
  • Set fencing along the entrance road.
  • Performed testing on the water line and back-flow preventer with ECUA.

January 2018 Completed Work

 


December 2017 Progress 


  
Work Completed, Week Ending 12/29/17:
  • Continued finishing drywall.
  • Continued framing the shaft wall lid.
  • Continued framing the elevator shaft.
  • Continued drywall installation.
  • Formed the transformer pad.
  • Poured the east hangar bay door rail.
  • Continued grading and compacting in the west hangar bay in preparation for slab on grade pours.
  • Continued forming the plan east half of the apron.
  • Continued electrical rough-in in various locations and tied in the west bay Cavotec boxes.
  • Continued chilled water line installation.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in in various areas.
  • Continued installation of compressed air line sleeves in west hangar bay.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation in various areas.
Work Completed, Week Ending 12/22/17:
  • Continued installing mezzanine stairs and handrails.
  • Continued foam filling CMU walls.
  • Continued framing the elevator shaft.
  • Continued drywall installation.
  • Continued CMU construction in areas.
  • Poured slab on grade strips in the east hangar bay.
  • Poured the two outside lanes of the apron test panel.
  • Continued grading and compacting in the west hangar bay in preparation for slab on grade pours.
  • Continued electrical rough-in in various locations.
  • Continued overhead rough-in in various locations.
  • Continued switch-gear installation.
  • Continued chilled water line installation.
  • Continued duct installation in areas.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in in various areas.
  • Continued installation of gas lines.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation in areas.
  • Set the oil/water separator.
  • Set the fire hydrant at the plan southwest corner of the hangar.
  • Continued grading and basing along the entrance road from the turn lane off Langley Avenue to the north parking lot.
  • Placed topsoil in the ditches along the entrance road.
  • Continued roof drain tie-in.
  • Began laying out curbing at Langley Avenue.
  • Continued placing form on the apron.
Work Completed, Week Ending 12/15/17:
  • Completed hangar door rail installation.
  • Continued installing stairs and handrails.
  • Continued drywall installation.
  • Continued framing.
  • Continued CMU construction.
  • Continued forming for slab on grade pours in the east hangar bay.
  • Continued concrete pours with strips and jacking pads in the east hangar bay and the compressor pit in the west hangar bay.
  • Continued electrical rough-in in various locations.
  • Continued overhead rough-in in various locations.
  • Continued chilled water line installation.
  • Continued duct installation.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in.
  • Continued installation of gas lines.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation.
  • Continued grading and basing along the entrance road from the turn lane off Langley Avenue to the north parking lot.
  • Continued roof drain tie-in.
  • Continued sanitary sewer tie-in to building.
  • Continued running fire water line to building.
  • Continued permanent fence installation and temporary fence removal along the entrance road.
  • Began placing forms on the apron.
Work Completed, Week Ending 12/9/17:
  • Continued hangar door rail installation.
  • Began mezzanine handrail installation.
  • Continued drywall installation.
  • Continued framing.
  • Continued CMU construction.
  • Continued concrete pours with strips and jacking pads in the east hangar bay.
  • Surveyed apron in preparation for concrete paving.
  • Continued electrical rough-in in various locations and pulled wiring.
  • Continued duct installation.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in.
  • Continued grading along the entrance road.
  • Began setting grease trap near the apron.
  • Began running fire water line near the apron.
  • Continued berm construction along the entrance road.
  • Continued fence installation along the entrance road.
Work Completed, Week Ending 12/1/17:
  • Began hangar door rail installation.
  • Continued drywall installation.
  • Continued framing in the upper mezzanine area.
  • Continued CMU construction in lower mezzanine areas.
  • Continued spray insulation.
  • Continued concrete pours with strips and jacking pads in the east bay and strips in the west bay.
  • Set Cavotec boxes in the west bay.
  • Continued electrical overhead rough-in and made electrical connections to Cavotec boxes.
  • Continued duct installation in areas.
  • Continued louver installation.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in and made connections to utility pits.
  • Continued storm sewer installation in the north parking lot.
  • Continued grading in the north parking lot and at the entrance driveway.

December 2018 Completed Work

 


November 2017 Progress 


  
Work Completed, Week Ending 11/17/17:
  • Completed skylight installation.
  • Continued installing siding.
  • Continued installing draft curtains in hangar bay.
  • Continued installation of insulation and drywall.
  • Continued CMU wall installation.
  • Prepped areas in east hangar bay for slab on grade.
  • Poured compressor pit walls in east hangar bay.
  • Continued electrical rough-in and continued lighting rough-in in hangar bay.
  • Continued plumbing overhead rough-in.
  • Continued mechanical duct installation.
  • Installed chilled water lines.
  • Continued storm sewer installation in North parking lot.
  • Shaped ditch and graded at Langley Ave.
  • Relocated gate along temporary fence at Langley Ave and site entrance.
  • Continued water line installation to North parking lot entrance.
  • Continued sanitary sewer installation.
Work Completed, Week Ending 11/10/17:
  • Continued installing siding.
  • Continued framing and setting door frames.
  • Installed Skylights.
  • Installed drywall.
  • Poured jacking pads.
  • Set chiller on pad.
  • Continued CMU wall installation.
  • Installed utility pits on west side.
  • Continued lighting rough-in in hangar bay.
  • Continued block wall rough-in.
  • Set 2 Cavotec boxes on east side.
  • Continued storm sewer installation in the north parking lot, including roof drains box installation.
  • Pressure tested first 1500' of water line along the entrance road.
  • Continued installation of sanitary sewer along the entrance road.
  • Installed drain pipe for hangar door.
Work Completed, Week Ending 11/3/17:
  • Continued installing siding and gutters.
  • Continued framing and setting door frames.
  • Continued fireproofing.
  • Poured east hangar door foundation. West hangar door foundation pour is planned for Saturday.
  • Prepped and poured jacking pads.
  • Poured chiller pad.
  • Continued CMU wall installation.
  • Continued electrical rough-in.
  • Continued lighting rough-in in hangar bay.
  • Continued block wall rough-in.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in.
  • Continued storm sewer installation in the north parking lot, including tying in roof drains.
  • Pressure tested first 1500' of water line along the entrance road.
  • Continued installation of sanitary sewer along the entrance road.
  • Met with gas and power companies to coordinate their items of work.

November 2017 Completed Work

 

October 2017 Progress 


  
Work Completed, Week Ending 10/27/17:
  • Continued installing vertical panels on the hangar wall.
  • Continued pouring slab on grade.
  • Installed gutters and downspouts.
  • Prepped jacking pads and slab on grade.
  • Installed rebar for the east hangar door foundation.
  • Continued CMU wall installation.
  • Continued plumbing and electrical rough-in.
  • Completed installation of the FRP and huffer pipe.
  • Continued duct work installation.
  • Continued wall construction.
  • Continued fireproofing.
  • Continued layout and form construction for apron paving.
  • Continued earthwork at Langley Avenue and along the entrance road.
  • Continue installation of sanitary sewer and water along the entrance road, including stub-outs to the subdivision.
  • Began installation of of the permanent fence.
  • Continued installation of storm sewer in the north parking lot.
  • Installed storm culvert at Langley Avenue and at the north parking lot connection to the entrance road.
  • Continued installation of berm landscaping.
Work Completed, Week Ending 10/20/17:
  • Continued installing vertical panels on the hangar walls.
  • Poured slab on grade in areas.
  • Continued electrical rough-in and lighting.
  • Continued plumbing installation.
  • Continued installation of mechanical FRP duct and huffer pipe.
  • Continued installation of duct.
  • Continued metal stud framing.
  • Continued setting door frames.
  • Continued CMU rough-in and installation.
  • Completed construction of the southern drainage ditch.
  • Continued storm sewer installation in the North parking lot.
  • Began layout of the apron and began building forms for apron paving.
  • Continued grading the entrance road near Langley Avenue.
  • Continued water main installation along the entrance road.
  • Continued sanitary sewer installation along the entrance road.
Work Completed, Week Ending 10/13/17:
  • Pumped water from Hurricane Nate, but did not sustain any actual damage from the storm.
  • Continued installing vertical panels on the plan north hangar wall and began siding between the high and low  bay areas.
  • Completed bolt tightening and passed inspection.
  • Continued installing bracing in the mezzanine area.
  • Began excavating hangar door foundation and constructing forms.
  • Continued plumbing installation.
  • Continued installation of hangar lightning protection and grounding.
  • Continued installation of mechanical FRP duct.
  • Continued installation of duct hangars.
  • Completed wall framing in the administrative area.
  • Continued sheetrock installatin in the administrative area.
  • Continued electrical overhead and wall rough-in in the administrative area and hangar.
  • Continued construction of the southern drainage ditch with grading/sodding and installed structures CD-1 and CD-2.
  • Poured the headwall for structure S-005.
  • Completed all asphalt paving on the taxiway, apron and wash rack.
  • Continued water main installation along the entrance road.
  • Continued sanitary sewer installation along the entrance road.
  • Completed installation of trees and irrigation for the landscaping berm. Smaller plants will be installed later.
Work Completed, Week Ending 10/6/17:
  • Continued installing vertical panels on the plan east and north walls.
  • Continued bolt tightening.
  • Continued installing bracing in the mezzanine area.
  • Poured slab on grade under the middle mezzanine.
  • Poured blockouts for columns.
  • Continued end wall rough in.
  • Continued electrical installation of hangar lightning protection and grounding.
  • Continued installation of mechanical FRP duct and huffer pipe in the western portion of the hangar.
  • Continued installation of duct hangers.
  • Continued plumbing backfill and installation at the hangar door foundation.
  • Continued interior wall framing and began installation of drywall.
  • Installed pipe run between structures CD-1 and CD-2 in the drainage ditch running south of the hangar and sodded portions of this ditch.
  • Poured the headwall for structures S-005.
  • Completed airside paving and electrical installation for the taxiway tie-in.
  • Continued water main installation along the entrance road.
  • Continued sanitary sewer installation along the entrance road.
  • Began installation of landscaping on the berm, including trees and pine straw.

October 2017 Completed Work

Upcoming Meeting Dates:


No upcoming meeting dates.

Previous Meeting Dates:



1/12/2018: Job Fair | CareerSource Escarosa | Sessions at 9 am, 10 am and 11 am

1/24/2018: Job Fair | Crestview Community Center | 9 am-1 pm

1/31/2018: Job Fair | CareerSource Okaloosa Walton | 9 am-1 pm

12/8/2017: Job Fair | CareerSource Okaloosa Walton | 9 am-1 pm

11/9/2017: Job Fair | Pensacola State College | 9 am-1 pm

11/3/2017:
Job Fair | Pensacola State College | 9 am - 1 pm

10/27/2017:
 VT MAE Career Info Session | Pensacola State College, Bldg. 2 | 9:00 am

10/28/2016: Groundbreaking Ceremony
 
9/9/2014: Special City Council Meeting – Approval of lease with VT MAE
Video Archive: https://pensacolafl.swagit.com/play/09092014-814  
Agenda: https://cityofpensacola.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/09092014-691 
Minutes: https://cityofpensacola.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/09092014-691 

3/20/2014: VT MAE Job Fair

2/25/2014: Public Meeting


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Dan Flynn
Airport Director
(850) 436-5007
DFlynn@cityofpensacola.com

 

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