Located at the north end of the Burlington International Airport, this 145,000 SF facility contains support and maintenance facilities for a squadron of Blackhawk Medivac helicopters as well as administrative, high-tech simulation and classroom space. The facility includes a 45,000 SF hanger with specialized shops for complete maintenance of the aircraft. In addition, flight planning and operations for the 86th AirMed are conducted from the building.
The building is designed to take full advantage of the cramped and steeply-sloped site. The helicopter maintenance functions are organized in a high bay building parallel to the runway, with associated shops located off the high bay spaces. The Readiness Center is situated lower on the site and is built into the existing slope to minimize site disruption. The entire complex is connected with a central spine containing shared public functions such as classrooms, technical library, distance learning and physical fitness.