Repairing KCI's historic 'Super Hangar' facility

Repairing KCI's historic 'Super Hangar' facility

January 23, 2019
Walter P Moore David Ford KCI Super Hangar

Designed by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen (of St. Louis's Gateway Arch fame) in the early 1950s, the Kansas City International Airport's 'Super Hangar' was the first to use cables to support its roof.

Walter P Moore's David Ford talks to KHSB Kansas City about the repair work on this historic landmark...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Even with plans to build a new terminal in the works, crews are fixing the oldest hangar at Kansas City International Airport.

The "Super Hangar" is separate from the passenger terminals. It sits east of the main facility and currently houses Aviation Technical Services, a company that overhauls and maintains passenger jets.

“It’s kind of like being a detective. That's what's really rewarding. To find the cause and present solutions to the clients so they can use the facility at its best level,” said David Ford, a managing director with Walter P Moore, [whom] the airport hired to lead the project.