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Allsite’s Temporary Fabric Hangars: Protecting Planes and Helicopters

As both private and commercial air travel continues to rise in the U.S., the need for aircraft hangars is growing. Quality and safety are critical components in the airline industry and the upkeep of an aircraft is a large part of the safety equation. This is where a portable aircraft hangar can play a major role.

Allsite fabric aircraft hangar with large aircraft and bright lighting

Creating optimal working conditions for aircraft maintenance workers is essential. Subjecting workers to extreme weather elements can slow down work time and affect the quality of work.

A fabric aircraft hangar can create conditions that contribute to a productive work environment while at the same time protecting aircraft, tools, and equipment.

Customizable Solutions for Aircraft Maintenance Hangars

Allsite’s fabric aircraft hangars offer a clear span width of up to 156 feet and a peak height of 54 feet, providing ample space for large equipment, lifts, and other aviation needs. These fabric structures can be used to easily house airplanes, helicopters, and other aviation needs.

Our Tensioned Fabric Structures (TFS) are designed for maximum flexibility, allowing customization of vehicle access, doors, and personnel requirements. The robust aluminum frame supports HVAC systems, fall arrest systems, lighting, and other heavy items, enhancing operational efficiency.

We also offer accessories and packages specifically tailored for aviation warehouse and maintenance facilities.

We offer tailored accessories and packages for aviation warehouse and maintenance facilities, including clamshell aviation doors, bi-fold doors, and weatherproofing options such as concrete berms, beam flaps, or insulation/liner. For ventilation of the fabric aircraft hangar, clients can choose exhaust fans, louvers, framed openings, HVAC, or a combination of any of these.

Durable and Weather-Resistant Hangars

Fabric aircraft hangars are engineered to withstand heavy snow and high wind loads, ensuring durability and reliability in various environments.  If a damaged aircraft is being fixed and cannot be moved, we can build the structure around it so it does not incur further damage. They can be constructed almost anywhere, without the need for a foundation or asphalt tarmac. This flexibility enables quick deployment, even in remote areas.

Passenger jet on the tarmac with Portable fabric aircraft hangar at a permanent airport structure

One of the biggest complaints among aircraft maintenance crewmembers, in particular, is working in brutally cold conditions at night. Maintaining aircraft in extreme temperatures poses challenges for maintenance crews. Our climate-controlled fabric aircraft hangars provide a comfortable working environment year-round, enhancing productivity and safety.

The addition of an adequate lighting system of metal halide lights, translucent fabric, and/or skylight fabric will also help maintenance crews to complete jobs without error. This enables them to stay focused on the job at hand and ensures safety and quality in their work.   Service work can continue at an uninterrupted pace.

Cost-Effective and Flexible Options

Compared to traditional hangars, portable fabric aircraft hangars offer a more cost-effective solution, with lower energy costs due to superior insulation.

Limited tarmac space is an issue at most small and large airports. A fabric aircraft hangar offers the ability to build to spec with the option to increase order or decrease the size as needed.

They can be tailored to fit specific requirements, making them suitable for both small and large aircraft owners. If you are an aircraft owner and lease space at a local airport to store and maintain your aircraft, you know the expense involved. It makes economic sense to relocate your hangar when you decide to relocate your aircraft. The ability to deconstruct and relocate these portable aircraft hangars makes them a practical choice for aircraft owners seeking flexibility and cost savings.

Ensuring Safety and Compliance with FAA Guidelines

The FAA maintains strict guidelines in regard to aircraft safety and maintenance. Adhering to FAA guidelines is essential for ensuring aircraft safety and passenger security. Providing a safe and comfortable working environment for maintenance crews translates to safer aircraft operations. Allsite’s fabric aircraft hangars meet strict safety standards, contributing to enhanced aircraft maintenance practices and overall safety.

Ensure that your aircraft maintenance crew can get the job done properly with an Allsite fabric aircraft hangar. For more information or assistance in designing a solution tailored to your airport or aircraft’s needs, click here or call us at 888.599.5112 to speak with our experienced project managers.

Author Peter Milligan

Peter Milligan is a Business Development Manager at Allsite, with degree in Psychology from Lafayette College and 14 years experience in matching customers with Tension Fabric Structure solutions. Read more about Peter and the rest of our team at

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