Aviation and aerospace buildings for airports or hangars

Hangars and buildings for sports aircraft, helicopters and jets. Stable, cost-effective and well-suited for the storing of aircraft, spare parts or workshop: Our smartly designed buildings with aluminium frames are German engineered and protect your valuable equipment.

Aircraft hangars
Two hangars at a regional airport housing aircraft and a workshop.

Secure storage of aircraft or helicopters

Our existing customers include flying clubs, aero clubs, amateur pilot groups, flight schools and regional airports.

The size of aircraft is the special challenge for any hangar building. In addition to their actual size (height of the tail and vertical stabiliser, including possible add-ons; wing-span, including winglets; manoeuvring space around the aircraft), issues such as how many aircraft are to be stored in the hangars, and frequency and order of use also need to be clarified in advance. If maintenance work is also to be carried out in the same building, the requirements are greater too. Particular challenges for hangars include the clear width of the door opening, the width of the entire hangar (without columns), and local wind forces. It should be noted that airports and airfields boast large open spaces, and therefore in addition to the local wind load, an additional factor for the unobstructed conditions must be taken into account. It may also be required to include the jet blast of surrounding airplanes into the static plan of the building. In order to obtain a building permit, the wind loads must be verified for both hangars and doors.

Hangars are typically constructed either using a lightweight construction with an aluminium frame structure or in steel. Due to their attractive pricing and their flexibility in terms of size and mobility, aluminium temporary buildings have become an increasingly popular construction method over the last decade in the aerospace field. The exterior walls consist of trapezoidal steel sheeting as no insulation is normally required to accommodate aircraft. It is possible to incorporate a separate area or an insulated workshop in the non-insulated building by using insulated sandwich panels. In addition, accessories such as a heating system or a special lighting can be installed. Ventilation of exhaust fumes is possible as well. Hangars built in lightweight construction (with an aluminium frame) are especially suitable for smaller aeroplanes, such as sports aircraft, helicopters and also small jets, since this type of construction can be installed without foundations on gravel, paving or asphalt.

All-weather protection from the elements

Hangars built using aluminium construction, whether as helicopter hangars or for civil aircraft, are just as stable as conventionally built hangars, because the entire Herchenbach range of buildings is tested and approved for permanent installation in full accordance with DIN EN 1991. Our structures combine lightweight, non-corrosive qualities with strength and durability.

To accommodate air cargo, containers or aircraft parts, we recommend our classic durable temporary warehouses, which can be set up within a few days on almost any surface, representing a rapid, high-quality storage solution. With special features added, they can be also used as a baggage claim hall, for example. Store as many planes as you need with Herchenbach temporary buildings and enjoy the comfort of knowing that all of your assets are protected.

Here are just a few of the ways a Herchenbach semi-permanent building benefits you:

  • Portable hangars
  • MRO warehouse (semi-permanent Maintenance, Repair and Operations facilities)
  • Airport repair facility
  • Airport garage
  • Airplane hangar
  • Aircraft storage
  • Airport terminals
  • Aviation building
  • Semi-permanent hangar
  • Sunshades

Engineered for Strength

The durable modular design and quick installation times make these structures an ideal choice for covering aircraft in need of repair, especially in locations where aircraft hangar space is at a premium or is non-existent. Our portable structure system allows the owner to retain the structure's value, because it can be relocated to a different site after its initial use. This is an important feature for owners constrained by shorter-term ground leases at their airport. If you’re looking for a turnkey, durable solution to your aviation-based challenges, we have the answer for you.

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