JetBlue prides itself on being a different kind of airline, so it stands to reason that the airline required a different kind of hangar at JFK International Airport. The opening had to be tall enough to accommodate a jet airliner’s maximum tail height, but couldn’t exceed the airport control tower’s sight-line clearances. The solution: an approximately 140,000 square foot hangar shaped like a large rectangle with a smaller rectangle attached to one side, looks deceptively simple.
JetBlue Technical Operations Campus Hanger
Owner: JetBlue Airways New York, NY
Architect: Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum New York, NY
Engineer: Butler Heavy Structures Kansas City, MO
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company New York, NY
Structural Steel Erector: Midlantic Erectors, Inc. Roselle, NJ
Metal Deck Erector: A.C. Associates Lyndhurst, NJ