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A400M Maintenance Facility

A400M Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Facility

Under the NGEC Framework, AWW was appointed for the design of a 22,000sqm, three bay maintenance hangar to service A400M and C17 military transport aircraft. In addition to housing three aircraft in hangars equipped with overhead cranes, the building contains specialist workshops for engines, propellers, undercarriage etc, together with parts stores, offices and welfare facilities.

The design was heavily constrained by the demands of the airbase, in particular the need to avoid interference with radar and aircraft guidance systems, clearances around runways and taxiways, and the operational requirements of the aircraft. The design of the building flows logically from its function, the shape and characteristics of the aircraft it houses, and the constraints of the site.

Project Specification

Brize Norton, UK
Richard Francis
Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)