Hangar 10 Breaks Ground at MKC

KANSAS CITY, MO -- Work has begun on the construction of Hangar 10, a unique aviation services complex at the Kansas City, MO, Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC).

Breaking from the traditional approach found at most airports, the new Hangar 10 facility is a distinct design and cultural departure that features overnight inclusive pilots' quarters and a fitness center with separate locker rooms for men and women.

When completed, the 91,000-square-foot complex, designed by Atlanta-based Dye Aviation Facilities, will be situated on 10 acres at the northwest end of the airfield. An extensive reinforced ramp area will be built to accommodate fully-fueled, transport-sized business aircraft such as a Boeing BBJ. The complex will incorporate three hangar bays totaling 56,000 square feet with two of the bays capable of handling Gulfstream 650 and Global Express-sized aircraft.

The 28,000-square-foot executive terminal has several pilot overnight rooms that double as day quarters complete with desk, entertainment center, private bath/shower and a fold-down bed. In addition, transient customers, as well as based tenants and employees, have access to a fitness center.

The terminal will also have meeting and conference facilities, customer and pilot lounges, leased office space, and an advanced flight planning area. A specialized concierge service will assist customers with meeting and conference coordination, hotel reservations, gourmet catering, on-site rental cars, limousine services, restaurant reservations, and event ticketing.

"We are very pleased to be a part of the redevelopment of the Kansas City Downtown Airport," says Jim Stowers, owner of Hangar 10. "As the revitalization of the inner core of Kansas City continues, we want to present to visitors, arriving via corporate aircraft, an exceptional gateway to our community that will provide a favorable first impression."