Signature Flight Support developed a new $82 million dollar Fixed Base Operations facility at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose, California. The complex has an executive terminal and seven hangars that include floor space for aircraft, workshop areas, and air-conditioned administrative spaces. Six of the Group II hangars have 33,000 square feet of space, and the seventh is a Group I hangar with 69,000 square feet and accommodates the Boeing 767 aircraft. The 10,000 square foot executive terminal is an upscale space with a kitchen area stocked with complimentary food and beverages and has a luxury lounge seating area. Google, Inc. is one of the several tenants that operate out of Signature’s San Jose facility.
The Group II hangars are designed with a closed head foam water sprinkler system with AFFF foam hand hose stations and two 300-gallon foam storage tanks. The Group I hangar is designed with a combination of automatic sprinkler protection and automatic low-level high-expansion foam system with AFF foam hand hose stations. This hangar is fitted with two 700-gallon foam storage tanks. A 40,000-gallon underground tank was provided for emergency direct disposal of water and flammable liquids in case of fire emergencies or system activation. The executive airport terminal’s fire protection design has a full automatic wet fire sprinkler system. The airport complex also has a fuel garden designed with two 515-gallon diesel tanks fitted with flexible fuel connections.
OCI’s team designed the HVAC system with a packaged rooftop heat pump system. This system provides conditioned air to the executive terminal and the office spaces located in the hangars. A Building Automated System (BAS) Interface operates the HVAC system and allows for automated and remote control of the building systems. Certain Hangars were also equipped with High-Velocity Low-Speed fans within the large volume space. All Hangars are designed with Rooftop Exhaust fans to provide a set amount of ventilation that varies based on air quality conditions within the space.
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