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747 maintenance hangar opens at Mojave airport. (Aerotest Inc.)

Mojave, Calif.-The $5 million first phase of what is envisioned as a complex of six Boeing 747-size hangars dedicated to "updating and modernizing the world's aging jet-transport fleet" was opened here June 1 by Aerotest, Inc. and Richard Horn, VPtransport maintenance, foresees "no problem at all" in finding enough work to keep the facility busy.

Large enough to enclose a 747, a DC-1 0 and a couple of narrowbodies simultaneously, Aerotest's initial widebody hangar measures 250 by 300 ft. and features a pull-through design with 240-ft. doors on each end. Phase I construction also included 30,000 sq. ft. of shops and offices and a 20,000-sq.-ft. warehouse.

Two more hangars with associated shops and warehouses are planned for the next year on the company's 39-acre site and the final three will come along later. …

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