Work on New Hangar Continues
Project Expected to be Completed Later This Month
Work on the new hangar at the Claremont Airport continues and is expected to be done sometime in August.
“The hangar is actually nearing completion,” said Claremont Fire Chief Rick Bergeron who oversees the airport operation in Claremont. “It is 60’ x 80’ and will act as the airport’s ‘Community Hangar’, meaning that it is one large space that will store up to six small planes. Like many projects at the airport, this one is being funded by an FAA grant. The breakdown of those grants are: 90% federal funds, 5% state funds and 5% local funds. Hopefully it will be entirely finished by mid to late August.”
The City applied for and was awarded a grant for the construction of the new hangar at the airport in the amount of $328,500.00 from the Federal Aviation Administration and $18,250.00 from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT); the City was required to provide, as its share, $18,250.00 in matching funds.
The resolution to accept the funding for theproject was passed by the City Council in July of 2016.
The new hangar is being built while the existing one continues to be used; once the new facility is completed, the old hangar will be demolished. The current space includes a pilotʼs lounge, office space and maintenance space. The second part of the project will be to build a terminal where the current hangar now stands.