Saturday, March 10, 2018

Gary/Chicago International Airport (KGYY) building new corporate hangar

GARY — The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority board voted Friday to enter negotiations with Burling Builders of Chicago to build a new hangar the airport will lease to a corporate tenant.

The projected cost of a pre-engineered metal building and associated infrastructure to house a corporate jet is about $1.3 million. Interior finishing work will be included in another contract.

Airport officials would not discuss negotiations regarding a potential tenant.

Airport Executive Director Duane Hayden said the East Corporate Hangar will be built on vacant land at the southeast end of the row of existing hangars along Airport Road.

Hayden said the building will be put on development-ready land and fits the airport's master plan.

"It's part of our vision strategy and master plan to continue to develop the airport," he said.

Burling Builders was selected after a solicitation of bids, Hayden said. A final contract will be considered at a future board meeting, with the goal of completing the project by this fall.

Other projects at the airport include continued construction work on the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facility. Dan Vicari, a former airport executive director who still advises its officials, said the project is "on budget and on schedule."

The customs service plans a mid- to late June opening, he said.

And, a contractor has begun groundwork necessary for the Federal Aviation Administration to upgrade the lighting system that helps guide pilots to a safe landing. HIS Constructors, of Indianapolis, is overseeing the $878,000 project to remove and replace about 12,000 cubic yards of soil across about 1.4 acres.

The FAA then will install a new Medium Approach Light System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights, or MALSR. 

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