Situated 14 miles south of Indianapolis, Indy South Greenwood Airport is a general aviation airport in Greenwood, Indiana, that serves its community as well as the surrounding Johnson County and metropolitan Indianapolis area. Its 5,000-foot runway sees regular traffic from corporate aircraft, some of which reside in the airport’s hangar space while not in use.
To enhance its rental space for aircraft owners and expand its ability to accommodate aviation educational opportunities for the community, the Indy South Greenwood Board of Aviation Commissioners made the decision to replace a series of concrete hangars at the north end of the airport with a more modern corporate hangar facility. The board of commissioners chose Hanson to assist with obtaining Federal Aviation Administration airspace approval for the hangar’s construction and to design the water and sewer lines that feed the facility. Hanson coordinated with Indiana American Water, the city of Greenwood, the airport and the project developer to determine design flows and alignment for the utilities.
The new structure, which faces a major nearby roadway, “gives the airport a new front door and leasing space for larger aircraft,” said Susan Zellers, P.E., AAE, ENV SP, a senior project manager in Hanson’s aviation market who served as project manager for the hangar utility work. She added that the project is an investment in the future of the airport, which offers convenient access to Indianapolis sports attractions, such as Lucas Oil Stadium and Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, respectively; educational institutions, including Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and the University of Indianapolis; and medical facilities, such as St. Francis Hospital and Health Center–South Campus.
The new hangar, which comprises five units, will also feature a space for the Greenwood chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, which will offer training to local students in aviation and science, technology, engineering and math topics, including activities such as aircraft builds.
“Hanson is proud to have been a part of this project, which supports Indy South Greenwood Airport’s goal of providing superior space and service to its tenants and customers,” Susan said.