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Hangar for Inflite Limited

Stansted Airport, UK

This maintenance hangar is 90 metres clear span, 48.8 metres long with a 13.7 metre clear height. Its six, 15 metres wide, door leaves are electrically operated giving a clear opening of 60 metres and are clad in horizontally laid composite panels complete with preformed corners.

The roof is fitted with permanent edge protection to protect workers during construction and for future maintenance. The rear elevation has a two storey lean-to ancillary building.

For more information, contact sales:
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 483333 • Email: sales@reidsteel.co.uk
Eznis Airways Aircraft Hangar with fuselage sealing doors

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Designed for a fleet of two Avro RJ85 and four Saab 340B aircraft, this is a 50m clear span Hangar with two storey office, stores and workshops on three sides of the hangar.

REIDsteel fabricated, designed, and shipped all the steelwork which, with the cladding and essential insulation material, filled more than 20 shipping containers. We also supplied the large Eznis company logo which features on the front and back of the hangar, and supervised all the han gar erection and construction before the winter set in.

The centre two door leaves feature an inflatable fuselage sealing ring hidden behind two smaller outer doors. With these two smaller doors open the nose of an Avro RJ85 aircraft can be inserted so that it can be worked on from inside the Hangar with the majority of the aircraft remaining outside. The inflatable seals are a bespoke design for the aircraft to ensure a perfect seal against the weather . . . and what weather it is . . . Summer temperatures in Ulaanbaatar can go as high as +40°C, but during the Winter they can drop to as low as -40°C!

For more information, contact sales:
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 483333 • Email: sales@reidsteel.co.uk
Terminal Hangar, Biggin Hill

Biggin Hill Airport, UK

The brief required a 120m span hangar, split into three areas, two of which had to be accessible simultaneously, with a maximum height of 15m and one span designed to house a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).

Biggin Hill Airport Ltd chose the successful partnership of Civils Contracting Ltd and Reidsteel to fulfil this brief. The hangar door for our unique solution has nine slabs and three tracks with a tailgate door. Three slabs are designed to jump the gap dictated by the BBJ requirement and the remaining two spans are high enough at 9.2m tall to allow the entry of the more usual stamp of business jet.

These doors are sheeted in microrib profile composite panels manufactured by Kingspan and a particular feature are the personnel doors which have no threshold to them. The Hangar also features service doors for towing trucks or deliveries.

For more information, contact sales:
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 483333 • Email: sales@reidsteel.co.uk