Chrysler Technologies Aircraft Maintenance Hangar
This hangar was designed to accommodate a wide variety of aircraft, including the U.S. Air Force’s Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, one of the largest military aircraft in the world.
The Austin Company provided design, engineering and construction services for Chrysler Technologies Airborne Systems’ (now Raytheon) new strip and paint hangar at its Waco, Texas, complex.
The hangar was designed to accommodate a wide variety of aircraft, including the U.S. Air Force’s Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, the then second-largest aircraft in the world. The 112,000-square-foot facility contains 76,000 square feet of hangar space, supported by 36,000 square feet of office and utility space.
The facility’s mechanical system was designed to provide maximum flexibility, supporting the stripping and painting of either a C-5 or several smaller aircraft. Similar flexibility was designed into the foam-type fire protection system.
Square Footage: 112,000
Austin Services Provided: Design, Engineering, Construction
Chrysler Technologies (now Raytheon)