United Airlines today broke ground on its first widebody aircraft maintenance hangar at Washington Dulles International Airport, a major United hub and the airline’s principal gateway to the Middle East. United expects to complete construction of the hangar in fall 2013.
United is investing nearly $45 million in the construction of the 125,000 square foot hangar, which will enable the airline to perform maintenance simultaneously on two widebody airplanes. United employs nearly 300 technical operations workers at Washington Dulles, with more than 6,000 employees throughout the Washington area.
“Construction of this facility underscores United’s investment in our people, our customers, the Washington region and the Virginia economy,” said Kate Gebo, United’s vice president of corporate real estate. “With ongoing investments in terminal amenities, gate areas, lounges and employee facilities, United continues to shape Dulles into a modern global gateway for customers and United co-workers.”