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This article was published in the Southport Magazine (vol 1 issue1). For more information about important factors in building an aircraft hangar please Contact Us

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The Anatomy of An Airport Hangar - 4 Key Components of a Civil or Military Hangar

Aircraft Hangar Ventilation

Ventilation in aircraft hangars seems like it should be easy to address given the huge space and large doors, but with noxious fumes from aircraft, fork lifts and other equipment and machinery, it’s a challenge that needs to be addressed. In many cases large industrial ceiling fans are installed to help with circulation, heat loss and stagnant air and there are a number of good brands in the market. 

Aircraft Hangar Lighting 

Aircraft hangars can be challenging and costly to illuminate because of their sheer size. They also require high levels of visibility and colour rendering to be able to detect defects in airplanes and make repairs, so lighting choice is critical. Here are some lighting variables to research and decide upon when choosing hangar lighting: LED, Solar Powered LED, energy efficiency, maintenance requirements, foot-candle levels, and more. 

Aircraft Hangar Flooring

Hangar flooring offers its own set of specs and requirements. Considerations for hangar flooring includes: light reflectivity, chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, bond and tensile strength to withstand extreme loads, ease of cleaning & maintenance, electrostatic dissipation, moisture issues, slip resistance and more. 

Aircraft Hangar Doors

Hangar doors are BIG and important part of an airport hangar and what distinguishes a hangar it from other industrial type buildings. They need to withstand high wind loads and be highly reliable in operation. Some considerations include: Single panel system, bi-parting, multi directional, hydraulic, rail requirements, materials – allow for lighting, height-width ration, and more. 

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