Michael Baker International announced on Monday that the global ladder in engineering, planning and consulting services has been selected to be a part of the design-team set to deliver a new F-35B aircraft maintenance hangar at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina.
“With the addition of this aircraft maintenance hangar to the installation, MCAS Cherry Point continues their progress in transitioning to the 5th generation capability F-35B Lightning II aircraft and securing U.S. air supremacy moving into the coming decades,” said John Alberghini, national market lead for the U.S. Navy at Michael Baker International.
Under the F-35 maintenance hangar project, where Michael Baker will serve as a subconsultant to Walsh Federal LLC, the work will include the design and construction of a two-story low-rise Type 1 maintenance hangar for the F-35B Lightning II aircraft. Michael Baker will provide design services through April 2023 and construction administration support through 2025.
The hangar’s special design and construction features will include aircraft maintenance workstations, hangar workstation kiosks, alarm systems, communication connections at aircraft parking locations, seismic construction, hazardous material storage areas, explosive material storage areas, sound attenuation and vaults.
“Michael Baker has a legacy of service to the U.S. federal government dating back to 1940 and our work on this project, in conjunction with our partners at Walsh Federal LLC, represents our latest effort in supporting the U.S. military’s stateside and global missions,” John Alberghini added.
The project will also include taxiway remarking and the renovation of existing aircraft parking aprons to provide electrical grounding, workstation kiosks and sunshades.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services with practices that encompass all facets of infrastructure, including design, civil engineering, planning, architecture, environmental, construction and program management and design-build project delivery.
For more than 80 years, the company has been a trusted partner to commercial clients, all branches of the military and federal, state and municipal governments, providing comprehensive services and solutions.