Category Archives: Aviation

The Future of Airport Construction: Engineered Fabric Buildings

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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