FIRM LANDS CONTRACT FOR AIRPORT PLAN TO ADD HANGARS

By Walter Gottesman
Special to the Tribune
June 15, 2000

SCHAUMBURG -- The Schaumburg Village Board unanimously authorized a contract with Air Supreme Inc., Aurora, for design and engineering services at Schaumburg Regional Airport on Irving Park Road.

The board authorized village staff to enter into an agreement with Air Supreme, for up to $45,000, to prepare for construction of five hangar buildings and another facility.

Airport administrator Mark Clements said at Tuesday's meeting that new hangars will be in the five 300-foot-long buildings, which could house from 50 to 57 hangars.

Two of the five buildings are planned for the west side of the airport. The other three buildings would be built on the east side.

Skip Barchfeld, owner of Northwest Flyers, the fixed-base operator at Schaumburg Airport, said the two buildings at the airport have space for only 20 hangars. More than 100 people are on a hangar waiting list.

Barchfeld said that although construction work on the proposed hangar buildings has not yet been put out for bid, airport officials hope the buildings could be completed by the end of the year.

Pat Riley, chairman of the village transportation committee, said the project's cost won't be determined until bids are received.