KC-135 Maintenance Hangar and Shops - Tennessee Air National Guard

Knoxville, TN


  • Assignment: General Contractor
  • Architect: Burns & McDonnell
  • Mechanical Engineer: Burns & McDonnell / Len Danaher
  • Civil Engineer: Burns & McConnell / Rickey Baruth
  • Structural Engineer: Burns & McDonnell / Peter Manis


The McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base provides critical aviation support to the 134th Air Refueling Wing. Construction includes a 57,400 sf aircraft hangar, 28,000 sf hangar bay, corrosion control section, avionics shop and a space for maintenance and general shop purposes.


You truly built a place that will not only make

a huge difference in what we do here day-to-day in the current mission that we have, but also provide for the nation’s defense in the next three decades, four decades, five decades.” (ribbon-cutting for the maintenance hangar, Facebook livestream video June 3)

Col. Lee Hartley, Commander of the 134th ARW


  • Situated in an active airfield.
  • Flow Scheduling is being utilized to reduce increments of work for our field crews by coupling activities together and to improve performance and accelerate schedule.

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