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Rising Steel

May 13 2021

Image of aircraft hangar under construction

Steel rises from the ground at our airport as work progresses on the new American Airlines’ maintenance hangar.

American has maintained part of its American Eagle fleet in Springfield since 1996. In the past five or so years the airline has been phasing out its small 50-seat jets and replacing many of them with bigger jets that have 76 seats. These bigger jets won’t fit in the current hangar — their tails are too tall! The new hangar will take care of that problem. It will be able to accommodate three of the bigger jets at the same time.

The first image shows current construction. The second is an architectural rendering of how the hangar will look when finished.

Hangar construction should be finished in late fall.

Artist rendering of completed hangar.


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