Hydraulic cranes begin lifting metal rafters for Global Aviation's new hangar.

Global Aviation’s new hangar is now reaching for the Oregon rain-filled sky with the help of two hydraulic cranes lifting up and putting together the metal rafters.

Dave Wheeler, Global Aviation’s Project Superintendent for Perlo Construction reports that “everything is going smoothly.” The floor slab is done and they are erecting the metal building. Roofing will be the next step with electrical, mechanical and fire protection all going on this next month. The new hangar is scheduled for completion in July 2014.

Oregon rains do not slow down Global Aviation's new hangar construction.

Oregon’s spring weather can be a bit dramatic for construction. Sunny skies are often replaced by torrential downpours in a matter of minutes. Wheeler says that the rain doesn’t slow them down.

“Rain can make it a little miserable, but our guys are used to it. If you work construction in Oregon, you’ve got to be able to work in the rain.”

The expansion comes at an exciting time of growth at Global Aviation. The increased aircraft capacity will allow the company to meet the area’s high demand for business rentals and charters.  The new hangar will also provide the space needed to increase maintenance operations and capabilities.


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