Category Archives: Military

Chilean Navy

Concon, Chile
REIDsteel built two conjoined aircraft hangars for the Chilean Navy. This single large structure was built with earthquake resiliency and moderately sized manually operated hangar doors.

We installed weather appropriate translucent roof sheeting with lightly coloured PVC wall and roof cladding. The Hangar was constructed to house and maintain the Orion P-3 turboprop long range aircraft that patrol Chile’s long Pacific coastline.

Military Hangars:
We always respect client confidentiality and may withhold some details in our military hangar case studies. If you require a military hangar please contact us.

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

Iquique, Chile
REIDsteel constructed two aircraft maintenance hangars in Iquique, Chile, for use by the Chilean Air Force.

The first hangars spans 42m x 37m, and has a clear height of 9m, whilst the other hangar is slightly smaller, measuring 26m x 34m x 8.5m. The hangars have curved roofs, with offices on one side, and a raised floor on the other. They are designed to withstand wind speeds up to 150km/hr.

The hangar doors were manufactured by REIDsteel, and have 0.3m outriggers on either side to allow maximum clear entry. The doors are manually operated, which is an advantage in remote regions where the electricity supply is not reliable, and the doors are not too wide.

REIDsteel provided all the accessories, including personnel doors, cast in-situ floors, staircases and roller-shutter doors.

Military Hangars:
We always respect client confidentiality and may withhold some details in our military hangar case studies. If you require a military hangar please contact us.

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

Kainji, Northern Nigeria

120 metre span hangar for the Nigerian Air Force Hercules C-130 aircraft.

This hangar was designed to allow its doors to be stacked inside at either end to give a full 90 metres clear opening with no obstructions. There are two underslung overhead traveling cranes, one of 10 tonnes capacity and one of 5 tonnes. We designed, manufactured and erected the complete structure.

Military Hangars:
We always respect client confidentiality and may withhold some details in our military hangar case studies. If you require a military hangar please contact us.

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

Heston, Cornwall, UK.

This 2000m2 hangar was built to house the Royal Navy’s Merlin search and rescue helicopter. It took only twenty five weeks to design, manufacture and erect in spite of high winds and generally wet conditions.

The REIDsteel rolling doors have outriggers on both sides to allow full width access. These six leaf cascade type doors are each driven through a cable and gearbox mechanism turned by one large handle, so the slabs all operate together. This hangar is unusual in having a set of hangar doors at front and at the back!

Military Hangars:
We always respect client confidentiality and may withhold some details in our military hangar case studies. If you require a military hangar please contact us.

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

Chile

2300m2 hangars designed and made by us for the Chilean Air Force, incorporating two storey offices, workshops and stores on three sides.

To accommodate the aircraft nose, there is a specially built extension at the rear, complete with a door to allow exit and entry of tow vehicles. The complete erection and cladding was undertaken by a local construction company under the supervision of our engineer.

Military Hangars:
We always respect client confidentiality and may withhold some details in our military hangar case studies. If you require a military hangar please contact us.

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

Valley Airport, Anglesey, UK

This 55 metre span, 155 metres long hangar houses and maintains the
latest generation of Hawk trainers for use by the RAF, Royal Navy and
Army Air Corps.

We also designed and constructed the 5,500 m2 Squadron building which contains classrooms, gym and changing facilities, and is used as a state of the art training school incorporating the latest technology in simulators and flying training devices to support the development of Fast Jet Pilots for the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. The Squadron building also supports flight planning and provides an operations hub for the fleet of Hawk Mk.T2 aircraft.

The main contractor was Morgan Ashurst and the client was VT Aerospace.

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