Published On: Mon, Dec 18th, 2017

What Makes a Good Aircraft Hangar?

There are many building options you can explore to build your aircraft hangar. This is dictated by your storage needs, site space, size and number of your aircrafts and your preferences. There are several companies across the world that sell aircraft hangars. Therefore, it’s prudent that you do your homework before choosing your aircraft hangar.

2010 photo/Lasse Fuss

Building experts provide important tips to consider when constructing a good aircraft hangar:


With an adjustable clear span both in width and height, you can customize your hangar to fit your aircraft or aircrafts. A standard clear span of 156’ width and peak height of 54’ can fit most aircrafts. Experts advise that you first determine the size of your largest aircraft and the number before choosing the best aircraft hangar.

Adequate interior space

Floor area and height are key elements of hangars. The bigger open floor space you have, the bigger the storage space you will get for your aircraft. Compared to metal or wooden buildings, clear span offers you maximum floor space.

Maintenance costs

As much as possible, look for a structure that will be cost effective with minimal maintenance costs, while at the same time offering a host of advantages like protection from natural and man-made disasters. Some hangers use fabric materials that shed snow and can withstand strong hurricane winds. The less man hours you use on the finished structure, the better for you.


In order to maximize on space, a good aircraft hangar should be adjustable to address your needs. The structure should be able to expand easily and quickly without breaking the bank. Some structures can allow you to create office space or even living quarters inside your hangar. You should be able to readjust the hangar to suit your needs.


The type of material used to construct your hangar must be durable and have low risk of fire hazards, corrosion or pest infestations. Whether a permanent or temporary aircraft hangars for rent, the structure must be made from strong durable materials, preferably steel, that will need no replacement and can withstand ground movement. There are several companies in the United States that offer temporary aircraft hangars.


As much as possible, the hangar should be made from recyclable materials that do not consume a lot of energy. Natural ventilation and lighting will help you save energy used in electricity for air conditioning and lighting.

Time saving

You should consider a structure that can be quickly fixed or installed directly on the ground with minimal foundation costs. Extensive excavation would lengthen the construction time and possibly increase the building costs.

As you take into consideration the above pointers of a good aircraft hangar, you must remember that there are several factors that will determine the cost of constructing your hangar. Some of these include size, design and functionalities among others. You need to compare prices and look at your budget to see what fits your needs.

Author: Charlie Brown

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