Building Next-Generation Facilities to Support Tomorrow’s Air Travel Needs

July 10, 2024

Mike Baumbach

Executive Vice President
Business Unit Leader

In an era of unprecedented growth and innovation in the Aviation and Aerospace industry, BE&K Building Group (BE&K) stands at the forefront, offering specialized Design-Build and Construction Management services. With over 40 years of experience, we have witnessed and contributed to the transformation of this dynamic industry. During this time, we have completed dozens of projects for sophisticated global clients with project values ranging from $5 million to more than $1 billion in value.

Industry Growth and Projections

Similar to the speed of travel associated with this industry, its growth is not slowing. According to PwC’s 2024 annual industry performance and outlook report for global aerospace and defense, current industry notables include (provided as excerpts from PwC’s recent report):

Source: PwC’s – Global Aerospace and Defense, Annual Industry Performance and Outlook, 2024 Edition

Key Considerations for Aviation and Aerospace Facilities

Facilities that support the manufacture and production of tomorrow’s aircraft, the associated parts supply chain, and aircraft maintenance are unique, with highly specialized design and construction requirements. Identifying the right design-build or construction management partner to support your company’s next major capital investment is the first critical step toward ensuring project success. Beyond this initial selection, there’s much to consider when expanding/renovating a current facility or building a new one. A representative short list of considerations include:

The above are just a few of the considerations that Aviation and Aerospace clients must consider when expanding their building program.

BE&K’s Expertise: Boom Supersonic’s Overture Superfactory

An example of BE&K’s relevant experience is the recent completion of Boom Supersonic’s Overture Superfactory in Greensboro, North Carolina – the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States. The facility is pending LEED certification and is expected to be at least 40% more energy efficient compared to similar traditional manufacturing facilities. The factory will produce airliners that can travel at twice the speed of traditional aircraft when flying over water and will exclusively use Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) engineered for Net Zero Carbon emissions. Each representative consideration listed above played a role in the design and construction of this next-generation facility.

Why Choose BE&K for Your Next Project?

BE&K specializes in designing and building complex technical facilities. Our experience building Aviation and Aerospace facilities over the past 40 years has yielded many lessons learned that have benefited our clients in recent years. We have experts on hand and are here to help guide you through the building process. BE&K is also uniquely positioned to assist by offering industry-specific consulting services to help you determine your best next steps. Ready to take your aviation and aerospace facilities to the next level? Contact Mike Baumbach at or Courtney Hall at to learn how BE&K can support your next project.

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