Demolition crews will begin tearing down a hangar at McConnell Air Force Base on Tuesday to make room for a new hangar for the incoming KC-46A Pegasus.
People on the base and residents in the area may hear a series of loud bangs as each of 11 hangar doors on Hangar 1106 are removed using a “controlled fall,” 1st Lt. Jessica Brown, a spokeswoman for McConnell, said in a prepared statement.
Once the doors are removed, demolition of the hangar will begin. In its place, a three-bay hangar designed to house the new refueling tankers will be built. The new hangar is scheduled for completion in 2017.
The three-bay general maintenance hangar is part of a $197 million contract that includes a two-bay corrosion control and fuel cell hangar, a single-bay general maintenance hangar and an aircraft parking apron.