AA has hangar facilities at 12 different airports.
Firstly, they operate three overhaul bases which carry out heavy maintenance and overhaul work (light C checks and heavy C checks). They also carry out all engine overhauls at these three bases. All three bases have large hangar facilities in which the overhauls are carried out -:
The Tulsa overhaul base is AA
’s largest maintenance facility. The base has 4 separate aircraft hangars with a total of 23 aircraft bays.
Kansas City (MCI)
The Kansas City overhaul base was inherited from TWA and has two separate hangars, which together have 12 aircraft bays (4 wide-body and 8 narrow-body). The older narrow-body hangar has 8 narrow-body bays, while the more modern super-bay hangar has 4 wide-body bays.
Fort Worth Alliance (AFW)
The Alliance overhaul base has one very large hangar, with 7 wide-body aircraft bays able to handle aircraft the size of a 777.
Aside from the three overhaul bases, AA
has maintenance hangars at 9 important locations in their system. These maintenance stations mainly carry out A checks and B checks on AA
’s fleet, as well as engine changes and other unscheduled maintenance that is done when required -:
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
has an massive maintenance operation in Dallas/Fort Worth, where they have 5 aircraft hangars providing a total of 22 aircraft bays (7 wide-body and 15 narrow-body). The main complex is situated on the west side of the airfield and 4 of the hangars are located here -:
Hangar 1 (bays 1-3, total of 3 narrow-body bays)
Hangar 2 (bays 4-6, total of 3 narrow-body bays)
Hangar 3 (bays 7-12, total of 6 narrow-body bays)
Hangar 4 (bays 13-16, total of 4 wide-body bays)
The main warehouse is also located at the west side, as well as various offices and workshops. The separate American Eagle hangar is located in the same complex. Around the hangars, there are large ramp spaces providing outdoor hardstand parking for dozens of aircraft. Hangar 5 is the old Delta hangar and is located on the opposite side of the airfield. It has 3 wide-body bays and 3 narrow-body bays as well its own ramp space.
hangar 4 in Dallas/Fort Worth. The edge of hangar 3 can be seen to the right of this picture.
hangar 2 in Dallas/Fort Worth. Hangar 1 is just to the right of this picture. The white building on the left of the picture is the American Eagle hangar.
has two hangars in Chicago, providing a total of 9 aircraft bays (2 wide-body and 7 narrow-body). Both hangars are located in the northwest maintenance area of the airport. AA
hangar 1 can accommodate 3 narrow-body aircraft in the northern half and 2 wide-body aircraft in the southern half. AA
hangar 2 is located just across the taxiway to the east of hangar 1, and has two narrow-body bays in the northern half and two in the southern half.
hangar 1 in Chicago.
hangar 2 in Chicago.
operates the semi-circular ex-PanAm hangar in Miami, which has 3 wide-body aircraft bays (also used for narrow-body work). They also lease the associated offices and warehouses, as well as the whole parking area surrounding the hangar which provides 400,000 square foot of outdoor aircraft parking space. The hangar complex is located right next to concourse A (which will become the eastern end of AA
’s new super-terminal at Miami).
hangar in Miami
New York (JFK)
Hangar 10, which is located close to AA
’s new passenger terminal. The hangar is very large and has a total of 6 wide-body aircraft bays. There are an additional 12 outdoor wide-body parking positions in the complex, including several at AA
’s adjoining cargo terminal.
hangar at New York JFK
New York (LGA)
leases hangars 3, 4 and 5 at LaGuardia, which are the three adjacent hangars on the west side of the passenger terminal, just next to AA
’s passenger concourses. Each of the three hangars can accommodate 2 narrow-body aircraft. The SkyChefs catering facility adjoins hangar 5 on the western side. AA
has operated these three hangars since LGA
opened and the old heritage AA
logos still displayed on their exteriors.
Hangars 3 and 4 at New York LGA
, which are operated by AA
. Hangar 5 is also operated by AA
and is just to the left of this picture.
Los Angeles (LAX)
operates a really large maintenance base at LAX
, which consists of 3 separate hangars. The south complex is AA
’s original maintenance base and has a low bay hangar and a large super-bay hangar, as well as the American Eagle commuter terminal. Opposite this complex is the ex-TWA hangar.
maintenance base at LAX
. The superbay hangar is at the top of the picture, the low bay hangar in the centre and the American Eagle remote terminal near the bottom.
The ex-TWA hangar at LAX
aircraft parked outside.
has one fairly small hangar in Boston, which can accommodate 3 narrow-body aircraft for maintenance. There is also a small parking ramp outside where 3 or 4 aircraft (depending on size) can be parked away from the terminal.
hangar in Boston.
San Francisco (SFO)
leases the southern half of the super-bay hangar, with UA
occupying the northern half. The two halves are actually completely separate and have their own entrances and parking ramps outside. AA
’s portion can accommodate 3 narrow-body aircraft or 2 wide-body aircraft.
The super-bay hangar in San Francisco. AA
occupies only the right hand side of terminal in this picture.
St Louis (STL)
also has hangar facilities at St Louis, which were inherited from TWA. I have never been to the STL
facilities so I can’t give any details.