KC-46A Two-Bay Maintenance Hangar
March Air Reserve Base is located in Riverside County, California. It is the home to the Air Force Reserve Command’s Fourth Air Force (4 AF) Headquarters and the host of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing (452 AMW), the largest air mobility wing of the Fourth Air Force. The KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster III are the current two weapons systems flown at the 452nd AMW. The KC-46A Pegasus aircraft is a recent addition to the 452 AMW. The KC-46A will support the 452nd AMW by assisting in air to air refueling operations and transporting essential cargo.
The KC-46A Two-Bay Maintenance Hangar project plans to construct a 156,895 GSF two-bay hangar with equipment storage and shops, POV parking, and utilities and sitework. Existing water, sanitary sewer, natural gas, and storm drainage networks are generally located in the immediate vicinity of the proposed hangar site and the utility lines will be connected to and/or relocated as necessary to provide utility service to the new hangar. The purpose of this project is to provide a maintenance/fuel cell hangar that will provide a reliable and responsive source of repair and maintenance for the new KC-46A tanker.
The Value Team understood the primary objective of the project being to construct a facility to accommodate maintenance operations of the KC-46A Pegasus aircraft. The Value Proposals developed address the essential functions of the project required to achieve this primary objective. These functions included Control Environment, Optimize Site, Shelter Aircraft, and Increase Efficiency. During the course of the workshop, the Value Team generated 49 ideas for potential changes to the current design. Based on the Value Team members’ professional judgment, 14 of these ideas were selected for developing into Value Proposals. Over 50% of the Value Proposals developed were ultimately accepted for inclusion in the project design.