Boeing this month officially put its sprawling 325-acre flight line and hangars in south Wichita on the market, three months after the site’s large office complex went up for sale.
The facilities are for sale as Boeing works to close its Wichita plant and move the work to Oklahoma City, San Antonio and Puget Sound.
Marketing materials call the property a “World Class Maintenance Complex.”
Sales information for the flight line and hangars says 61 buildings on the east side of South Oliver are for sale.
They include massive hangars and smaller storage and other buildings totaling more than 1.2 million square feet. The property has heavy power and natural gas lines and “potential runway access to McConnell Air Force Base.”
In March, Boeing began marketing its 85-acre office complex, which includes three office buildings, a lake and thousands of parking spaces.
The office complex will be available for occupancy this year. Boeing will vacate the flight line and hangars next year.
The future of the site is important to Wichita, where Boeing has had a presence for more than 85 years.
On the flight line, thousands of historic military planes — Stearman trainers, Boeing B-29 Superfortresses, B-47 Stratojets and B-52 Stratofortresses — were flight-tested and prepared for delivery after being produced inside facilities now owned by Spirit AeroSystems.
Inside the hangars, workers modified and maintained large Boeing planes, such as Air Force One, E-4B, B-52, KC-135, the KB-29 tanker, 747, A-6 and other aircraft.
The facilities are being marketed by real estate firm CBRE.
The properties can be sold or leased separately or as an entire campus, according to information on CBRE’s website.
Boeing spokeswoman Kathleen Spicer declined to comment on what kind of interest has been shown from potential buyers.
“However, we can tell you that Boeing is striving to be a good neighbor and is working with the people of this region to dispose of this important property in a manner benefitting the community,” Spicer said in an e-mail.
Boeing has long had an agreement in place with McConnell Air Force Base for shared runway access and operations.
“Any entity that requires flight line operational activities would need to facilitate their own agreement with the Air Force,” Spicer said in the e-mail.
Marketing materials for Boeing’s flight line and hangar space include the following about the facilities:
The hangar, built in 1986, was used to modify 767 tankers for Italy and Japan, according to former employees.