Londonberry, NH – Pro Star Aviation opened the doors of its new 45,000sf hangar and shop in Londonderry at 8 Kelly Avenue, on the east side of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. PROCON of Manchester designed and built the new hangar.
The new building consists of a 30,000sf single-story Group II aircraft hangar and high-tech shop with 15,000sf of adjoining space featuring offices, conference rooms, support area, a pilot’s lounge, and a ground-floor employee cafeteria.
Each area was designed for energy efficiency with oversized windows to import the maximum natural light. The main entrance and reception area feature a two-story glass lobby under a floating wood ceiling with comfortable seating for visitors.
One of the hangar’s dynamic features is a three-panel translucent fabric 28-ft. x 180-ft. clear span Megadoor that will optimize the company’s operational flexibility. Proven to be durable, reliable, and energy efficient, the Megadoor will multi-function as a beacon by night displaying the Pro Star logo when it is lit from within. By day, the door harvests natural light into the hangar area, reducing daytime lighting loads.
The hangar comes after two decades of growth that forced the company to split up their workforce and operations into separate locations. Now, for the first time in many years, the team is together and it is a game-changer for the company’s nearly 60 employees and the clients they serve.
“PROCON is the only firm in this region that has years of experience building large aircraft hangars, and I was confident that they could build the exact hangar I wanted, ” said Pro Star managing partner and general manager, Kevin Harriman.
“We are excited to continue delivering specialized avionics service to our clients in a brand new top-of-the-line facility where all our experts are in one location,” he added.
Pro Star performs quality avionics installation, service, and troubleshooting, repairs, inspections and AOG services throughout the Northeast.
With a state-of-the-art hangar and office space, the company will be able to continue offering its customers the highest quality avionics service/installations, maintenance, engineering, and certifications services. “This new facility is the culmination of 20 years of hard work and dedication on the part of the entire Pro Star team and is a testament to their professionalism and diligence throughout the years,” concluded Harriman.