Client Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines / AeroMexico Joint Maintenance Facility

Queretaro, Mexico

With considerable experience in designing wide-body aircraft maintenance facilities, we were selected to provide concept designs, programming, and construction monitoring for Delta Air Lines and AeroMexico's new joint maintenance facility in Queretaro, Mexico.

We teamed up with contractor GMI to create an innovative, operationally efficient, cost-effective, and low-maintenance design for the 500,000-square-foot joint facility. Using GMI's innovative hub-and-spoke space frame structural system, construction costs were kept low and future upkeep to a minimum. The three-hangar concept provides for up to nine narrow-body aircraft positions, or four larger, wide-body aircraft positions.

One of the largest design-build projects in Mexico, the development includes the three hangars, new landside access service drives and loading docks, component and parts warehouse, support shops, personnel support spaces, and an executive/administrative suite.

The project incorporated numerous sustainable design strategies, including photovoltaic solar panels that generate one megawatt of power, or 75 percent of the facility's demand. Additional sustainable features include daylight harvesting, rainwater capture systems for gray-water reuse, aircraft-wash wastewater recycling, and the use of locally manufactured materials where possible.

At a glance

Design-build project

Innovative hub-and-spoke space frame structural system

Narrow and wide-body aircraft positions

Sustainable design strategies


500,000 SF

27 acre site

3 hangar system

New landside access service drives and loading docks

New support shops and mechanical rooms

New personnel support areas and administrative mezzanine



Concept Design

Construction Monitoring