The Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF) has undergone a number of recent infrastructure improvements, including the strengthening of the runway and the widening of taxiways to accommodate Boeing 757 jets. As part of the airport expansion, IP Aviation LP entered into a lease agreement with the airport and contracted with Maple Reinders to design and build a new private aircraft hangar and commercial office.
The new facility consists of a 12m high, 5,545 SF aircraft maintenance hangar featuring a motorized 36.5m wide by 8.5m high slicing four leaf sliding door. The hangar includes an open area, maintenance shop, quarantine storage, commissary storage for aircraft supplies, maintenance foreman’s office, and secure storage for nitrogen and oxygen bottles.
The single-storey 1,800 SF office includes a passenger lounge, chief pilot’s office, flight engineer office, open work area, flight manual library, computer/telecom room, laundry, staff facilities, and a meeting room.
The NAV Canada compliant structure is structural steel; the exterior walls of the hangar are comprised of an insulated metal siding system and the office area is finished with curtain walls and aluminum panels. The roofing system is a conventional four-ply roofing system with a five-year warranty.
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