KC-46A Hangar Design Guide


The KC-46A Design Guide provides a document that will assist in the proper and consistent design of Hangars on Air Force Bases nationwide. The facility will meet the criteria and scope outlined in the documents specified in the Air Force Master Plan. Each facility will be required to support the architectural theme of each selected Base, consistent with the Architectural Compatibility Plan (ACP). The design guide is based on one squadron.

The KC-46A facility will consist of three modern high bay hangars (Maintenance, Fuel Cell and Corrosion Control) with supporting space for personnel. The new large size aircraft hangar will be designed to house one KC-46A plan. The hangar structure shall be a clear spanning superstructure to allow the most flexibility in design and function of the facility. Approximately 100 feet tall, the facility will have a vertical lift fabric door system allowing the main door to have one higher section to accommodate the tail of the KC-46A. The KC-46A plan requires 15-foot clearances on all sides and a minimum 10-foot clearance above the tail. Bridge cranes will be located to allow full coverage of the aircraft.

The administration support areas will contain a variety of open office cubicles and offices in multi-story for the General Maintenance Hangar and single-story for the Fuel Cell and Corrosion Hangar. A variation of single and two-story may be required once a site is selected.