Alaska Airlines announced Friday it will build a new $40 million airplane maintenance hangar in Anchorage.
Construction will start in the fall and is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2018.
The 105,000-square-foot hangar will be on the east side of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Seattle-based Alaska Airlines hired Anchorage architectural firm McCool Carlson Green for the project and general contractor Kiewit to build the facility, the airline said in a news release.
Alaska Airlines said it is upgrading its facilities as it grows and adds larger planes to its fleet.
Marilyn Romano, Alaska regional vice president for the airline, said in an email Kiewit expects there will be about 150 workers on the project at peak construction.
The hangar will be able to house two 737-Max 9 aircraft, which will be the longest and widest plane in the Alaska Airlines fleet, the company said.
The project is part of a nearly $100 million investment Alaska Airlines is making in Alaska, which also includes revamping 11 rural Alaska airport terminals and adding three all-freighter aircraft to its fleet.