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Deputy Minister of the Interior surveyed the construction of Kaohsiung Helicopter Maintenance Hangar and specially reminded the team to timely complete the construction and ensured the quality thereof

  • Release Date:2019-12-27
  • Source:NASC

Deputy Minister of the Interior Chen Tsung-Yen made a special trip to the south on November 29 to survey the construction of Kaohsiung Helicopter Maintenance Hangar of National Airborne Service Corps (NASC), Ministry of the Interior (MOI). He also specially reminded the team to complete the construction work on time and ensure the quality thereof.

The construction of NASC’s Kaohsiung Helicopter Maintenance Hangar launched on July 3, 2018 is currently going on, including the assembly of RF retaining walls and beam reinforcement templates at the maintenance warehouse building; installation of fixable lower rails at the hanger building; spray of fire-resistant paint and casting of colored upper steel plate; assembly of the retaining walls and reinforcement templates for the 3rd and 4th (roof) floor of duty standby buildings and so on. Director General of NASC expressed that the mid-term project of this construction was approved by Executive Yuan in February 2016 with a total budge of over NTD460 million and total floor surface of 9,256 m2; and was commissioned to the Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior. Due to the airport height restriction, the maintenance warehouse has only two floors above the ground, whereas the duty and duty standby buildings have four floors above the ground. Constructed floor by floor, this construction project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019. Upon the completion thereof, two corps of the all-weather UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter and AS-365 helicopter will be stationed in as the hanger has a spacious space to maintain and repair two types of helicopters.

The construction site of Kaohsiung Helicopter Maintenance Hangar is situated inside Kaohsiung International Airport. To give a good impression to domestic and foreign travelers who enter and exit the gate of our nation, the exterior design thereof is extremely important. The duty, duty-standby and maintenance warehouse have a low-key and staid design, whereas the hanger building is painted with light blue to make a light contract. The red lines, on the other hand, not only symbolize the dawn light that appears in the sky, but also echo with NASC that shuttles through the mountains and sea to complete disaster-relief and rescue missions. The mountain- and wave-like shapes of duty and hanger buildings represent NASC’s sea search and mountain rescue missions. The simplified lines not only create visual dynamics, but also enforce the building structure. With respect to the functionality, the maintenance hanger’s design focuses on the optimization of comfort, traffic flow and safety with an expectation that on-duty personnel will rapidly, decisively, efficiently and safely complete the missions.

Upon completion of the construction, Kaohsiung Helicopter Maintenance Hangar will become an important rescue base of southern Taiwan. By supporting all types of disaster, patrol and rescue related missions, it will protect people’s lives and properties, enhance the country’s airborne rescue capability, ensure the safety of crew members during the mission, and optimize the country’s resource-efficiency.

During his visit, Chen Tsung-Yen not only showed his satisfaction with the construction progress, but also specially reminded team to pay attention to the construction safety and ensure that the project will be completed on time without any quality issue.

Deputy Minister of the Interior surveyed the construction of Kaohsiung Helicopter Maintenance Hangar