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Environmental Assessment: Construction and Operation of Aircraft Maintenance Hangar Project Number UHHZ023005

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78th Civil Engineer Group, Environmental Management Division 78 CEGCEV has conducted an Environmental Assessment EA to address the potential effects of construction and operation of a new Aircraft Maintenance Hangar at Robins Air Force Base AFB. The proposed Aircraft Maintenance Hangar will provide a controlled environment facility that consolidates efforts for the maintenance and modernizationupgrade of C-130 and C- 17 cargo aircraft. Additional inside maintenance dock positions are needed for efficient maintenance of cargo aircraft. An adequate number of inside dock spaces does not currently exist therefore, several aircraft undergo maintenance outside. For these aircraft, weather delays rain, wind over 20 knots, and lightning within 5 miles increase the number of aircraft flow days required for maintenance. Inside work provides a safer, more optimal working environment for the mechanics, and thus, a higher quality of work. Two alternatives were considered in the EA the Proposed Action and the No-Action Alternative. Other alternatives initially considered failed to meet criteria for the project and were not evaluated in the EA. These failed alternatives included the placement of the Aircraft Maintenance Hangar in three alternate locations at Robins AFB. However, because these alternate locations resulted in the displacement of existing support equipment, ramp space and storage space would not allow for the future expansion of the hangar and would have unacceptable height restrictions for the proposed new hangar rendering it not tall enough to accommodate C-17 aircraft, these alternatives were therefore eliminated from further evaluation.

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  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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