Mass timber hangar planned for Kelowna airport

PROVINCE OF B.C. — Federal officials announced plans to build an airport hangar in Kelowna, B.C. using mass timber building technology.

DCN-JOC News Services

KELOWNA, B.C. — The first-ever mass timber aircraft hanger has been announced for the Kelowna International Airport.

Federal officials announced they would be contributing $800,000 to KF Aerospace to build a multi-use airport hangar.

The two-storey structure will be the first of its kind in Canada, using state-of-the-art floor and tall wall wood-based systems to accommodate the large spacing between columns — a typical design element for a hangar but not yet done using mass timber building systems.

Once built, the hangar will house an aviation museum and a conference centre. The total carbon benefits realized from the use of mass timber for this construction are an estimated 1,753 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide.