The new Aviation Hangar facility for Chandler-Gilbert Community College, (CGCC) at Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona supports the college’s aviation maintenance program. CGCC’s Aviation program is Maricopa Community College District’s primary response to the needs of the aviation & aerospace employment sector in Maricopa County providing initial and recurrent training for individuals in the aerospace manufacturing / maintenance organizations.
The building design reflects the district’s support of the arts and arts education and creates a highly visible symbol of CGCC’s aviation programs. The design concept is to attract interest and showcase these programs. Consideration is given to compliment the surrounding hangar facilities while clearly distinguishing this hangar as part of the CGCC campus at Williams-Gateway Airport.
The hangar spaces are used for the college’s fleet of aircraft and a transport category twin engine aircraft such as a Boeing 737 or MD80. There are several offices, storage, and other special spaces within the facility. Future planning will add classrooms and other specialized spaces to the facility.