Drivers along North Airport Drive have likely noticed framework of a hangar going up in the last month at Shawnee Regional Airport.

Drivers along North Airport Drive have likely noticed framework of a hangar going up in the last month at Shawnee Regional Airport.

Delta Wings Equipment LLC is building the hangar, which will house its fleet of Cessna Caravans that the company leases out, Airport Manager Keenan English said.

English, though he doesn't know a projected date of completion yet, said the frame should be completed soon.

“(The project) started a long time ago, but ripping up the concrete took a long time because there were a lot of unforeseen things under this old airport,” he said. “Once they got that going and got all the water and utilities figured out, it's been going up fast.”

This part of construction — the frame and sheet metal — doesn't take long at all, English said.

“Now he's also going to have to get it wired and install a sprinkler system,” he said.

Pavement also needs to be poured for the ramp portion that leads up into the hangar, he said, as well as outfitting his office space, carpet, doors and windows.

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