Key takeaway: A tension fabric aircraft hangar is a practical solution for airlines and owners of commercial or private use aircraft to the scarcity of available hangar space. An Allsite Tension Fabric Structure (TFS) has the strength and durability of a traditional building, but does not require the time and capital investment of building a traditional hangar structure. Because it is a modular building, it is quick to configure and install. And, when circumstances change, it can be easily dismantled or relocated. This makes the TFS perfect as either a short or long-term hangar solution.
What is Covered in this Post
- What the new Infrastructure bill means for airports
- Hangar Space Issues
- Temporary vs Permanent Aircraft Space
- Advantages of Temporary Fabric Aircraft Hangars
- Contact Allsite
The recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure bill is poised to provide funding to update the nation’s roads, bridges, and broadband, as well as providing needed funding for ports and airports. Airport funding amounts to $25 billion dollars that will pay for badly needed repairs and maintenance at the Nation’s airports, as well as upgrades to help reduce congestion and increase electrification and low-carbon technologies at the facilities.
The funding is a shot in the arm to airports struggling with crumbling terminals, too few gates to handle incoming aircrafts, and terminals too cramped to deal with growing passenger traffic. America pioneered air travel has fallen badly behind other countries in airport construction and upkeep. America’s airports average 40 years old and are ranked 25th in the world by travelers. Not one is ranked in the top 20 airports worldwide.
The lack of capacity in aging facilities and the numerous repair and maintenance issues affect not only passengers but also commercial traffic. Upgrading the country’s airports will help to repair supply chain delay issues for more and faster handling of commercial freight flights. The $25 billion budget will not solve all the airport woes, but it will go a long way to get them back on track to compete in the 21st century.
Hangar Space an Issue at Many Airports
Hangar space at airports has long been an issue for owners of aircraft looking to store and protect their aircraft from the elements. An AOPA Airport Support Network survey found that 71% of airports have a waiting list for hangars. Typical waits for space can be two years or more. And, once the space is available, much of it is in less than an optimal condition for use.
With airports struggling to maintain existing facilities, investing in new buildings can be out of reach. Some airports simply have no capital to add additional hangars that require an upfront investment in preparing the site, buying insurance, and hiring architects and construction engineers. In some areas, the permitting process at airports is long and cumbersome, slowing or discouraging the building of additional hangars.
Whether for commercial, business, or personal use, an aircraft is an expensive investment. Aircraft owners want to protect their equipment from severe weather or other hazards by keeping it in an enclosed structure. They need a practical solution to the shortage of aircraft hangars at both large and small airports around the country.
Temporary or Permanent Aircraft Hangar Space
A tension fabric aircraft hangar is a practical solution for airlines and owners of commercial or private use aircraft to the scarcity of available hangar space. An Allsite tension fabric structure (TFS) has the strength and durability of a traditional building but does not require the time and capital investment of building a traditional hangar structure. Because it is a modular building, it is quick to configure and install. And, when circumstances change, it can be easily removed or relocated. This makes the TFS perfect as either a short or long-term hangar solution.
With widths up to 156’ and height clearance up to 54’, the Allsite tension fabric hangar provides ample clear span interior space for aircraft of all sizes. Its many advantages make it an ideal solution to store aircraft when not in use, for maintenance and repair activities, or for storage of spare parts and supplies. The hangar can provide extra capacity for FBO operators, added maintenance bay capacity for airlines needing to turn around aircraft rapidly, or as safe, enclosed storage for a single or several aircraft where permanent hangar space is not available.
Among its features and advantages are:
- Highly stable, lightweight, engineered aluminum alloy frame that is rust and corrosion resistant
- Industrial strength PVC covering, hydraulically tensioned for strength; UV, fire, and chemical resistant
- High clearance, and available in widths and lengths to accommodate any size aircraft
- Openings configured to your needs: open-end, clamshell or cargo doors, personnel doors, etc.
- Can be installed in almost any terrain
- Turnkey, hassle-free installation
- Low maintenance building
- Wind and weather resistant
- No capital investment needed; convenient lease for maximum flexibility
- Ventilation and lighting options are available
- Power and HVAC ready
- Overhead truss capable
Aircraft hangars can be transported to any airport or airstrip. The modular structure arrives by flatbed truck and is installed and quickly ready for use. Structures are compliant with most local building codes, including meeting wind load requirements.
Tension fabric aircraft hangars can provide new hangar space wherever it is needed, helping reduce the hangar capacity shortage. When old hangar space is lost due to old and failing airport infrastructure, fabric aircraft hangars can fill in the gap and help keep aircraft and businesses moving.
Contact Allsite Structure Rentals
For more information on a tension fabric aircraft hangar as a solution for protecting your business or personal aircraft, contact the experts at Allsite Structure Rentals at 702-699-9195 or request a quote today.