Case Study


Los Angeles International Airport RMT Hangar

As one of the earliest technology start-ups in the United States, Raytheon has made a huge impact on the country during its 90+ years in business. The company began with the invention of an S gas rectifier tube for the radio, an innovation that eliminated the need for large, expensive battery packs and made the radio both affordable and portable enough to become a staple in the average American household. During World War II, Raytheon supported the war effort with state-of-the-art electronics, and in the years following, they invented the microwave. Today, the company is a technology and innovation leader that specializes in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions.

When Raytheon needed a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design partner for new construction and renovations for their RMT Hangar at LAX airport, they turned to Salas O’Brien.

The project involved the renovation of an existing 60,000-square-foot hangar and the addition of a new, 5,000-square-foot building within the hangar. The addition houses offices, a machine shop, and storage to service the hangar.

The designs our team completed included hazardous material storage and therefore required special attention and customizations to the ventilation and electrical elements. Local humidification was provided to the bonded stores area, and custom air handling accommodated specific zoning criteria, high-efficiency filtration, and high-efficiency system operation.


Los Angeles, California

Project Size:
60,000 Square Feet

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Design