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Bases & Infrastructure | Contracts - Awards | Helicopters & Rotary | Other Corporation | USA

Gotta Put ‘Em Somewhere: $73.8M Helicopter Hangar Begins at NAS Jacksonville

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MH-60R, dipping ALFS(click to view full) Walbridge Aldinger Co. in Detroit, MI received a $41.4 million (first increment) firm-fixed price design/ build construction contract for design and construction of an MH-60R Type I helicopter hangar at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville. DID has covered the US Navy’s new MH-60R multi-mission helicopter before. The new Type I hangars shall be configured as five repetitive contiguous hangar modules under one roof. They will be designed to house five helicopter squadrons consisting of approximately 13 aircraft and approximately 330 personnel in each module. In addition to the open hangar bay space, the project includes required maintenance support, administration, and building support spaces for each squadron. The project also includes a helicopter wash rack along with site improvements such as utility infrastructure, repair/replacement of hangar aprons and tie-downs, new aircraft pavement markings, security fencing and gates, pedestrian circulation and parking lots. To position the new facility in the necessary location, two World War II-era Hangars, Buildings 122 and 123 will be demolished under this project. An additional $31.2 million will be funded upon the passage of the FY2007 Military Construction Appropriation Bill, and the contract contains two options totaling $1.1 million, which may be […]

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