Burns & McDonnell Delivers A380 Gate Project at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Time and Under Budget
As part of a major expansion effort, the group inaugurated a newly built A380 gate area specifically designed to accommodate the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The opening ceremony culminated an effort assisted by Burns & McDonnell to equip O’Hare’s International Terminal 5 with a gate area capable of serving large aircraft, while meeting stringent requirements for budget, schedule and minimal disruption to airport operations.
“Our team responded immediately to help the airport meet the rapid deadline,” says Bret Pilney, vice president for the Aviation Group at Burns & McDonnell. “We have designed similar A380 aircraft gate upgrades at several other U.S. airports and we drew upon that experience to design the right solution for the O’Hare project. Delivering the project on the airport’s tight timeline became the overriding driver making it a top priority for our firm.”