Architecture    Transport    Office    Industrial   
Air Transat Aircraft Maintenance Centre

Located on the tarmac of Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, the Air Transat Centre groups the following three functions under one roof:

  • the hanger with volumetry adjusted exactly to the dimensions of aircraft to be serviced, thus reducing maintenance and heating costs;
  • five maintenance shops distributed on both sides of the nose of the aircraft: 1. Sheet Metal 2. Engines 3. Composite materials; 4. Avionics 5. Interior finish;
  • offices on three floors and a staff area on the ground floor consisting of a dining area and kitchen.

 

Country

Canada

City

Montréal

Client

Groupe Axor inc.

Surface Area

16 950 m2

Year

2004

Partners

Aedifica

Contractor

Groupe Axor inc.

Electromechanics

Bouthillette Parizeau

Structure

Axor Experts-conseils inc.

Interior Design

Aedifica architecture + design

Credits

Marc Cramer

The hangar, with an area of 8000 m2, has a clearance of 70 m between the structural columns and a vertical clearance of 21 m under the structure.The hangar is equipped with a complex fire protection system made up of a “flood” type ceiling sprinkler system and a series of water and foam cannons on the ground for protection at wing level. The hangar includes all the necessary services in terms of electricity, compressed air, plumbing and ventilation.

The interior volume of the hangar can simultaneously accommodate an Airbus 330 and an Airbus 310, the aircraft operated by Air Transat or, in anticipation of future acquisitions, an Airbus 340 with a wingspan of 63 m. A work platform specifically designed for different types of aircraft operated by Air Transat completes the facilities.

The office sector is separated from the technical area by three-storey high atrium.

Distinctions

2006

Award of Excellence, Institutional or Bridges category, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

Similar Projects