February 29, 2024
A ceremonial groundbreaking for the brand new hangar with a V-22 Osprey within the background. Navy picture

The Naval Services Engineering Methods Command broke floor final week for a brand new plane hangar at Naval Air Station North Island to assist V-22 Osprey tiltrotors and different giant plane.

The $51.9 million hangar will likely be constructed by Carlsbad-based RQ Building, which has constructed different army services throughout the southwest.

“This new facility is representing a recent begin for naval aviation at NAS North Island,” stated Capt. Newt “Bomb” McKissick, commanding officer at Naval Base Coronado.

“In constructing this hangar, we’re taking an vital subsequent step in direction of innovation and supporting the fleet, a vital transfer at a time when added capabilities of our strike teams are in excessive demand,” he stated

Along with hangar house, the power will embrace store house, storage, and administrative workplaces.

Ospreys are starting to switch venerable Grumman C-2 Greyhound plane in carrying provides and personnel to and from deployed plane carriers.