Stewart & Tate Crews Complete Sensitive Demolition at York Airport
February 15, 2016 — When the York Airport faced the difficult challenge of safely removing ten damaged aircraft from two hangar buildings that collapsed under the weight of the recent record snowfall, they called in the experts – Stewart & Tate’s Industrial Services Division.
Over a nine-day period, Stewart & Tate crews worked non-stop to carefully dismantle the 1940’s vintage wooden structures piece by piece without causing further damage to the fragile aircraft under the debris. Work was complicated by the fact that each aircraft contained highly flammable aviation gasoline as well as energized batteries. The combination of fuel and potential ignition sources required the crews to use unconventional equipment and exercise extreme care. To make matters worse, the two collapsed buildings were located on either side of the airport’s above-ground fuel farm containing 12,000 gallons of aviation fuel and 12,000 gallons of jet fuel.
All work was completed expediently and safely under the watchful eye of Aircraft Recovery Expert Scott Anglin who offered the following comment after successful completion of the project:
“I especially want to give recognition to Mike Hoy, your foreman. Mike accepted my involvement and we worked in absolute concert to maintain a safe job for all staff, as well as protect the assets involved. He has a great eye for demo work and the temperament for the same.”
Working together with our clients is a hallmark trait of Stewart & Tate. Contact us to learn more about how our resources can help on your next project.