Building a five-line overhaul facility in a fledgling aerospace sector.

The requirements of designing and constructing a five-bay aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility are significant. When you’re building the advanced, 215,000-square-foot facility on a Caribbean island, it creates an entirely different set of considerations. That’s why Lufthansa Technik turned to the aviation and aerospace experts at Haskell.

Haskell’s state-of-the-art facility and systems design streamlined operations.

Haskell provided complete A/E design — including design of a downdraft paint bay mechanical system — and project management for the expansive project at Rafael Hernández International Airport in Aguadilla. The site is strategically positioned within flying distance of all Airbus A320 family aircraft in the Americas. The facility includes four Airbus A320 family maintenance bays; support shops including composite, sanding, paint, MEK, interiors, welding and riveting, sheet metal, heat treatments and a tool crib; and a second-floor administrative center.

The MRO center is prepared to serve the world’s extensive Airbus fleet.

Haskell’s team met the logistical and seasonal challenges and achieved all project target dates so operations began on schedule. The final configuration offers five lines for base and heavy maintenance checks (C-, IL- and D-checks), along with other maintenance work on narrow body aircraft. Today the facility’s growing workforce of more than 300 employees can service multiple aircraft simultaneously thanks to advanced technology and the facility’s towering 69.5-foot steel frame structure with full overhead crane coverage and hanging tail docks.

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