October 22, 2012
United Airlines begins construction of new widebody hangar at Washington Dulles
On October 19th United Airlines broke ground on its first widebody aircraft maintenance hangar at Washington Dulles International Airport, a major United hub and the airline’s principal gateway to the Middle East. United expects to complete construction of the hangar in fall 2013. United is investing nearly $45m in the construction of the 125,000 ft² hangar, which will enable the airline to perform maintenance simultaneously on two widebody airplanes. United employs nearly 300 technical operations workers at Washington Dulles, with more than 6,000 employees throughout the Washington area.