Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar

Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar

Project Details

Dallas, Texas
80,000 square feet
End Use: Aviation

Butler Heavy Structures designed and supplied the structural steel and cladding systems for this new 80,000 sq. ft. maintenance hangar for Southwest Airlines located at Dallas Love Field Airport.

A unique framing system was required to meet the Owner’s requirement for a two-bay opening on the front of the hangar and a one-bay opening on the side of the hangar to accommodate three Boeing 737-700 Next Generation series aircraft.

The framing system consists of a 22′ deep parallel chord truss spanning 275′ across the front of the hangar. 12′-6″ deep parallel chord trusses spanning 158′ and spaced at 27′ centers span from the front truss to the back wall of the hangar. 9′ deep non-parallel chord trusses spanning 138’ provide the clear opening in the sidewall of the hangar for the third maintenance bay.

Roof trusses support maintenance crane runways. A two-story office/maintenance shop is provided along the back wall of the hangar. The entire facility features a standing seam metal roof system and metal wall panel system.

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