Are you the proud owner of a private aircraft? You need a place for storing the plane. Proper aircraft hangar construction must be done to precise industry standards to ensure high quality and longevity. You can’t construct the hangar the way you would a conventional pole building for everyday storage. Here are some considerations for an airplane hangar.
1. Debris Management
The building must have ample storage compartments for safely storing away tools and aircraft parts. You should never place items on the floor in a hangar. When the propellers are running, it can create enough power to cause nearby objects to lift and fling into the air like a projectile. This can cause serious injury and property damage.
2. Heavy-Load Management
Even the smallest planes are far heavier than land vehicles on average. The KC-135 Stratotanker, for instance, weighs close to 300,000 pounds. For comparison, an average RV weighs a little over 5,000 pounds. You need to factor in the weight when planning out the hangar’s construction. The building’s floor needs to be sturdy enough to withstand the immense weight.
3. Electrical Equipment
A hangar requires a lot of open space. Because of this, an electrical wall outlet may be too far to be of use. Using extension cords is a temporary remedy, though this may create tripping and other safety hazards. You may need to consider outlets in the rafters or scaffolding.
4. The Grade
Some planes have components that hang low relative to the fuselage, or main body. Examples include a turbojet turbine or a prop plane propeller. This is why it’s important to ensure the floor is perfectly flat with no slopes.
We Do Aircraft Hangar Construction in Coeur D’Alene
Our pole buildings are versatile and have varied uses. For aircraft hangar construction in Coeur D’Alene, we provide a number of optional features that make the facility suitable for storing aerial vehicles. Contact C&S Construction to find out how we can assist you.
Sturdy and Reliable Aircraft Hangar Construction in Coeur D’Alene
Serving customers from Pullman to Bonners Ferry and Wenatchee to Western Montana, including Spokane, Coeur D’Alene, Cheney, Pullman, Sandpoint, Wallace and the surrounding area since 1998