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Westjet Wide Body Hangar, Calgary International Airport

Designing a facility to house a new fleet

  • $40M

    Project Value

  • Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary, Alberta

Wide-body Boeing 787-9 airplanes will allow WestJet to expand their overseas routes

When WestJet wanted to develop a new light maintenance hangar for their incoming fleet of wide-body Boeing 787-9 airplanes, allowing the expansion of their overseas routes from the Calgary International Airport, they brought in our team to provide infrastructure and transit design. The hangar? Three times the size of a football field and able to accommodate one 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and two narrow-body 737s at the same time.

We helped equip the hangar to meet the functional needs of the aircrafts including the inspection and/or removal of specific parts using overhead equipment such as cranes and swinging jib booms. Our designers also accounted for the weight of the aircrafts with floor slab thickenings as required.

Our team’s design of the two-story office building, which can accommodate 130 maintenance and operations staff, is an attractive and functional front face to the hangar. It’s clad in curtainwall and insulated metal panels and features direct access to the hangar through a two-hour-burn, fire-resistance-rated separation wall. An enclosed ground-level link between the west side of the new hangar and existing 737 hangar also allows for convenient passage of large maintenance vehicles. Plus, a link exists to the centralized warehouse for efficient retrieval and storage of aircraft components.

With this project in place, WestJet can comfortably expand their capacity for overseas routes through the Calgary International Airport. 

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Jennifer Currie, Associate, Site Development & Special Projects Manager

I’m passionate about the building and construction industry, and I enjoy applying my technical skills to see projects come to life.
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Hemna Marwah, Principal, Architecture

High standards of design should be demanded everywhere. It enhances the quality of life of every user and creates a meaningful environment.

Jeff Rent, Principal, Team Lead

The positive impact our work has on communities is a constant driver to achieve greater value and promote sustainability.

Enzo Vicenzino, Vice President, Architecture

To create design solutions that are meaningful, we must create a public realm that is connective, functional and sympathetic to the human experience.
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Jennifer Currie

Associate, Site Development & Special Projects Manager

Hemna Marwah

Principal, Architecture

Jeff Rent

Principal, Team Lead

Enzo Vicenzino

Vice President, Architecture

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