Hangars of the future
This feat is achieved with a special steel structure and frontal lattice beam. This design places the highest part of the hangar just where it needs to be – at the front – to accommodate the tail section inside the hangar, without the need for a special tailgate door. The hangar can be a width of 100 metres or more – up to almost any width!
The electrically controlled individually operated doors roll on bottom rails. At the top, vertical rollers operate within precision made guide channels, so that any single door or number of doors can be moved to any part of the ground track and if necessary onto outriggers. The design allows large areas of workshop and office space at the rear inside the hangar, where the wings do not intrude. Foundations can be reduced significantly.
At the same time commercial aircraft need bigger, wider spans (500m without intermediate columns). This new millennium will see more and more private owners needing hangars for small single aircraft or multiple lock-ups for clubs and hangarage companies.