Maintenance Base, Automated Warehouse Facility | Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas
Client: American Airlines, Inc.
Huitt-Zollars prepared complete architectural and engineering designs on an accelerated schedule for a high-bay, 238,369-SF warehouse and aircraft maintenance facility. The heart of the facility is an automated storage and retrieval system for specific aircraft parts and components. The automated warehouse facility is the main shipping and receiving center for maintenance activities. The maintenance base is in perpetual operation, providing heavy maintenance checks on various Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Structural designs included a second floor storage area with live load and composite floor construction. Structure and foundation designs met strict superflat floor requirements to accommodate man-aboard fork trucks and close tolerances for high-lift equipment.