D.F. Chase, Inc., in partnership with Austin Commercial, a subsidiary of Dallas based Austin Industries, worked as Construction Manager for the building of a consolidated rental car facility at Nashville International Airport.
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D.F. Chase, Inc. was in charge of the renovation of the hangar and office space leased and now occupied by Averitt Air in Nashville, Tennessee. The 10,000 square foot hangar renovations included a new lighting package of fluorescent hi-bays, an epoxy flooring finish, insulation repairs, and painting of the structural frames. The updated look of the hangar gave Averitt Air employees a pleasant environment to work in.
D.F. Chase, Inc. was selected to build this 40,000 square foot hangar with a 15,000 square foot office and maintenance facility. The building is a pre-engineered structure with metal siding. The facility also has a complete airplane fueling system.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the home of Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc. It has been headquartered there since 1979. Embraer is well-known as one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world. The headquarters’ site features over 109,000 square feet of built facilities which combines aircraft sales and post sales activities, including customer service, tech support, shipping and receiving of spare parts, etc.
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This center is one of three similar facilities D.F. Chase, Inc. constructed for Embraer. All three jet service centers were built to house their new line of executive size jets.
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The 70,000 square foot Embraer Service Facility was built by D.F. Chase, Inc. originally and had a 30,000 square foot paint hangar added to it later. The third phase was a new maintenance hangar. This 75,000 square foot maintenance hangar includes 25,000 square feet of office and shop space, along with a 50,000 square foot hangar space to house the newest jets of Embraer’s fleet. The hangar boasts a 350-foot clear-span entrance that is over 40 feet in height and can accommodate up to five Embraer 190’s or Boeing 737’s.
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
This is the second of three similar facilities D.F. Chase, Inc. was contracted to build for Embraer. The three Jet Service Centers house Embraer’s new line of executive size jets that came off the assembly in Brazil. This approximate 50,000 square foot facility includes administrative, shop, service, and hangar bay areas. There is also a meeting area and pilot’s lounge for Embraer’s clients’ use. The building consists of a structural steel frame with a hybrid metal skin system over the frame of the hangar bay. A standing seam roof and a textured masonry system make up the balance of the exterior, the offices, and service facilities. The interior of the structure has a high-end finish look with much attention given to detail and comfort for Embraer clients, guests, and employees.