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Keeping costs down is a difficult task for any airport manager, but making use of temporary fabric hangars can do impressive things for the bottom line.

Whether you are looking to expand, develop, or restructure, here are seven ways Allsite’s Temporary Fabric Structures (TFS) make sense when you are trying to lower costs or increase revenue.

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1. Temporary fabric hangars allow for more rental income.

A sure-fire way to accelerate depreciation of aircraft is to store it outdoors.

When an aircraft is stored under a cover, it is likely to function better, last longer, and need fewer repairs.  That is because the elements dole out some tough wear and tear conditions on both airplanes and helicopters.

That is why aircraft owners want their property under cover.  Your airport’s hangar space is at a premium because of demand. Temporary fabric hangars allow for more covered rental spaces, which means more revenue for proprietors.

2.  Allsite’s airplane and helicopter hangars can provide a new revenue stream.

Our temporary airport hangars are built with a modular design. They can be easily extended to suit growing needs and more aircraft. Size is generally only limited by available space. The hangars can be expanded or multiple hangars can be built to accommodate several planes or helicopters.

You may already profit from hangar rentals, but have you considered airplane or helicopter condominiums?

Our TFS hangars can offer you an additional revenue stream in aircraft condo sales.

They are customizable with available options like clamshell doors, bi-fold aviation doors, and personnel doors. Doors can even be installed on both ends of your structure to allow for convenient movement in and out of the hangar as owners come and go with their aircraft. The modular design also allows for separate places for offices, rest areas, and storage.

3.  A TFS allows for quick, cost-effective expansion.

If you are planning to expand, what is your available time frame?  Construction of a completely new facility can take months or even years, during which time you are bringing in less rental or sales revenue.

With temporary fabric hangars, you can generally be up and running in a matter of weeks.  Allsite can deliver your TFS quickly, sending along a full turnkey team to get your structure up as quickly as possible.  Alternatively, you may use your own team supervised by an experienced Allsite Service Lead.

If you are seeing demand for hangar space right now, the choice to go with temporary fabric hangars can mean an immediate capture of that market share.

Even if you plan to build a new facility, a temporary structure means you can meet that demand now, rather than making prospective tenants wait an inordinate amount of time until you have completed construction of the new facility.

4.  Reduce maintenance costs.

In foul weather, aircraft that is stored with tie-downs and no cover has to be prepped before it is ready to fly.  De-icing costs, for example, are significantly reduced when the airplanes housed at your airport are stored under cover.

One of the most important benefits of an airplane hangar is that it will lower overall costs of maintaining your aircraft.

From our article, Protect your Aircraft with Airplane Hangars.

5. Our hangars can prolong the life of airport equipment. Temporary fabric structures can also be used for storage of airport vehicles and equipment.  Just as it is good for an aircraft to be stored under cover from the elements, it is also good for your own vehicles.

Your de-icing equipment, service trucks, snowplows, fire safety vehicles, and landscaping equipment can all last longer and require fewer repairs when they are stored indoors.

6. Safety counts.

Aircraft and airport owners are both concerned with safety. An advantage of temporary fabric hangars is that the high strength aluminum frame and rugged fabric is strong enough to support fire suppression systems. A safer hangar translates into more hangar rentals.

The California State Fire Marshall approves the fabric of our TFS as a registered flame resistant product per the California Health and Safety code.

Aircraft are not exempt from theft and vandalism. Not only are parts a target for thieves, but even entire airplanes have been stolen. Enclosing aircraft in a TFS hangar means less visibility to thieves. Insurance premiums are sometimes lowered when aircraft are kept in an enclosed hangar.

Are you ready to boost your bottom line with Allsite?  Give us a call at 888.599.5112 to start planning your hangar today.

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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