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helicopter hangar guide

Helicopter Hangar Designs

Seeking a high-quality weather-resistant, fabric building to protect your helicopter from the elements and damaging weather? Alaska Structures® custom designs, engineers, and manufactures the world’s most widely used fabric buildings. Our fabric buildings are unique in that they are custom-built structures designed to meet your…

Aviation Fabric Building Alaska Structures Aircraft Hangar.

Fabric Aircraft Hangars vs Metal Hangars

With projections for one of the coldest winters ever, it’s important aviators and commercial airlines are ready for it. Planes are expensive assets that can be expensive to repair if damaged, so they need very good protection this winter. An airplane and helicopter hangar is a sure way to protect planes from damage due to the weather. Alaska Structures offers strong, cost-effective airport hangars made from specially designed fabric. These hangars, in addition to being very strong and cost-effective, are customizable, tested to meet local standards, and flexible. The fabric airport hangars have been tested in the field and will last this winter.

How Engineered Fabric Buildings for Airports Improve Modern Travel

Alaska Structures offers custom-built engineered fabric structures for various airport facilities and operations. These buildings are highly engineered for heavy-duty uses, and last a long time for both temporary and more permanent needs. They can also withstand extreme weather conditions, protecting equipment and aircraft assets from the elements. They can also be installed and set up far more quickly than the construction time required for brick-and-mortar buildings, significantly cutting construction costs as well as timelines.

SQX-series Quonset Hut Fabric Shelter Camp.

Engineered Fabric Building Applications: How to Use Fabric Buildings

One of the major benefits of fabric buildings is that they are so versatile; fabric buildings are useful in many different situations. From government agencies to private businesses, many trust Alaska Structures’ fabric buildings to carry out their work operations. These fabric buildings can withstand harsh conditions and undergo careful testing from third-party engineers to ensure the products quality. Fabric buildings can be useful in any one of these situations: polar camps, aircraft hangars, oil and gas operations, mining, emergency housing systems, and recreational buildings. These buildings can work for more industries and operations than ones previously mentioned and their applications are nearly endless.

Fabric Airplane Hangar

Renting Versus Buying Your Airplane Hangar

When people think of flying or buying their first plane, they often don’t think about how they will store it. Special considerations must be taken when storing a plane, so the proper equipment is vital. Airplane Hangers are necessary to store planes, and you can either buy or rent them. Certain factors may affect your decision to rent or buy such as cost, flexibility, durability, and safety. Corresponding risks in buying or renting also affect your decision. There are pros and cons to both renting your airplane hanger and buying it. This guide will help you weigh your options and make the best decision for you and the longevity of your plane.

Hangar-7 aircraft hangar in Salzburg, Austria

The World’s Largest Aircraft Hangars

Hangars are necessary to protect and store many different kinds of aircrafts. Many different materials have been used to build hangars, including fabric buildings. Owners want durable and cost effective hangars for their planes. However, there are some hangars with more than a functional purpose. Although they can still store airplanes, there are hangars that are historic and well known. These hangars are famous around the world for various reasons and attract tourists and historians alike. Hangars of notable fame include the Spruce Goose Dome, Lockheed Air Terminal, Boeing Everett Factory, Hangar B, Aerium, Hangar One, and Hangar-7.

Alaska Structures GTX-Series Aircraft Hangars

Constructing Airports and Facilities

Airports are important hubs housing passengers, cargo, airplanes, and vehicles. When planning an airport, it is complex and expensive, due to the many needs and services it must accommodate. While the complex nature of airports won’t change, good planning and flexible materials can make building an airport less costly. One way to lower costs is to use fabric buildings instead of traditional brick-and-mortar buildings. Fabric buildings are great for aircraft and cargo storage, passenger shelter, terminal buildings, and advanced systems. Fabric buildings are already part of the designs of some modern airports today. For example, the Denver International Airport uses fabric buildings and well known for it’s design. As airports receive updates and advance, fabric buildings find themselves as part of new designs.

Tension fabric buildings used at mining site.

Advantages of Fabric Buildings vs Traditional Construction Methods

If the children’s story The Three Little Pigs were written today, the smart pig would have made his home with a fabric building. He had to sacrifice time and fun to build a strong home that would protect him from the big bad wolf. His brothers however, unwilling to sacrifice fun or spend much on materials lost their homes to a huff and a buff. A fabric building would allow the smart pig (and site managers) to not compromise time for strength and vice versa. There are many advantages fabric buildings have over traditional buildings. In addition to faster setup, fabric buildings are more cost-effective, portable, low-maintenance, and easy to change. They also aren’t limited to one surface type and allow plenty of natural light. A fabric building surely, would outlast a huff and a puff with all these benefits.

Fabric Building Aircraft Hangar Interior

Aircraft Hangar Buyer’s Guide

Buying an aircraft hangar is a huge investment with lots of factors to consider. Obviously your budget will affect your decision, but it’s important to consider the needs of your aircraft. Determine the basic needs for your aircraft to see what hangars are available to support those needs. The first consideration is location. Location can affect the cost of your project if you lease space or need to build roads, strips etc. Design type is the next factor. Pre-made options may be cheaper, but custom design may be needed if you have special aircraft. The layout is also an important factor, to maximize space for however many aircraft you must store. The materials you use such as door types, fabrics, and sheeting also determine the price of your hangar. You also must make sure your hangar is up to code and on proper foundation. Location plays a role in this as well because it often affects building requirements. This guide can help you consider all these factors to make the best purchase for your needs.

Fabric structure aircraft hangar with airplane in doorway

Aircraft Hangar Options

If you own an airplane or other aircraft, you have a huge asset that needs protection from the elements. An Aircraft Hangar will provide this protection to secure your investment, and you have many options when choosing a hangar. One option is to use a fabric structure to protect your aircraft. Alaska Structures provides fabric structures, tested in harsh conditions for their strength, that are fast to set up. In addition to fast setup, these structures are customizable and cheaper than a brick-and-mortar style hangar. Learn more about the benefits of using the fabric aircraft hangars some government agencies have chosen to use.

Industrial warehouse fabric building in the arctic.

Fabric Buildings & Energy Efficiency

You may have your operations housed in an old building, wasting energy and driving up costs due to poor insulation, etc. Before you begin upgrades, it’s important to explore all your options for repairing an old structure or building a new one. Sometimes repairing an old structure can be just as expensive as building a new one, and both take a lot of time. Another option is to use a fabric building to support your operations, as they are fast and easy to setup. In addition, they are typically less costly than upgrades or a building a brick-and-mortar structure. Alaska Structures designs fabric structures with a host of benefits and ways to save and increase energy efficiency.

Green Building Practices With Alaska Structures

Nationally and globally there have been efforts to reduce waste and pollution on our planet, including the recent Paris Agreement. With global warming and new legislation, operations must use energy-efficient and eco-friendly buildings to help the planet and avoid lawsuits. Green buildings efficiently use energy, protect occupant health and reduce waste and pollution according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Alaska Structures offers a solution for operations managers that will follow EPA standards while not increasing operation costs a lot. Their fabric structures are equipped with lots of options that cut down energy costs, are reusable, and comfortable for employees to work in.