O&M Award for being the first Lean Greenfield MRO in the world
First Enterprise Title Within Green Airport Project
Project Year: 2007
Location: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul Turkey
Although hangars and maintenance workshops are conventionally designed as horizontal in the world, this building, turned the disadvantage of the land structure (15 m level difference) into an advantage, by designing the hangars and maintenance units vertically. All offices, maintenance and repair workshops, warehouse, and technical volumes required for the hangar were placed on the floors placed under the aircraft maintenance areas at the apron level, by evaluating the 15 m level difference between the apron level of Sabiha Gokcen Airport and the service road that provides access to the hangar by land. Thus, the entire facility was organized under one roof. Circulation between floors is provided by human, freight, and platform elevators. Vertical association of hangar and workshop floors allowed the circulation of people and vehicles to be faster in smaller distances. This compact solution increased the efficiency of the facility operating system designed according to the principles of “Lean” and is the first and only example in the world. Each section of the hangar can simultaneously accommodate one Boeing 747-400 aircraft or 6 smaller aircraft (12 in total).
In the context of architectural design, it is desired to create a decorative effect with light transmittance by applying color on the facade panels, thus providing a pleasant working atmosphere in the interior and creating a colorful effect that defines the architectural identity of the building from the outside. For this purpose, the multicolored panels were placed on the façade with the design of the artist Serhat Kiraz.
The facility was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement Award” in 2009 by Aviation Week as the world’s first aircraft BOY center, designed with “Lean” principles with its process and infrastructure. My Technic- Mro is also the first aviation structure in Turkey to be awarded the Green Airport certificate in 2009 by the Ministry of Transport, General Directorate of Civil Aviation, with criteria such as environmental protection values and energy efficiency, solid and chemical waste management.