How to Ensure Aircraft Shelter Safety

Does your aircraft need a safe home? Whether you own a private jet or a commercial fleet, safeguarding your aircraft with a durable steel hangar can help ensure longevity and protect your investment.

So, how do you build an aircraft shelter that guarantees the safety of both the aircraft and the personnel? The answer lies in meticulous space planning, rigorous construction standards, and ongoing maintenance. Explore these ideas further and discover how Coresteel can help you achieve peace of mind with our safe, state-of-the-art hangar designs.


Strong Structural Design: The Backbone of Aircraft Hangars

A robust structural design is the core of any safe, functional aircraft shelter. Aircraft hangars must have the structural strength to withstand various environmental challenges, including high winds and seismic activity. The integrity of the structure ensures that the hangar can provide reliable protection for the aircraft it houses, safeguarding valuable assets from potential damage.

Construction companies typically use hardwearing, weather-resistant materials like steel to build these hangars, ensuring their durability and longevity. Steel is favoured for its high strength-to-weight ratio, making it ideal for constructing large, open spaces required for aircraft storage.


How Coresteel Delivers Unparalleled Strength & Durability

At Coresteel Buildings, our steel hangars embody strength, durability, and resilience. Our commitment to superior structural design ensures that your aircraft is housed in a safe, secure environment, capable of withstanding daily operational demands and New Zealand’s unpredictable weather.

Thanks to our advanced structural system, DonoBeam, every hangar can bear substantial loads without compromising structural integrity. This robust design significantly reduces the risk of structural failure, protecting your aircraft and your personnel. Moreover, we meticulously engineer our hangars to endure their locations’ specific wind loads and seismic activity. This meticulous attention to detail ensures that your hangar will remain steadfast, even in adverse conditions.


The Importance of Proper Space Planning

Proper space planning is a must in any aircraft shelter. A well-considered, spacious layout helps ensure safety, efficiency, and regulatory compliance.

When planning your aircraft hangar design, allow enough space to safely move aircraft, vehicles, and personnel. Adequate space will minimise congestion and reduce the risk of accidents. Clear, unobstructed pathways for emergency exits and access routes are also essential, ensuring quick evacuation and efficient emergency response.


How Coresteel Delivers Spacious Hangar Designs

In addition to structural strength, we design our hangars with functionality in mind. Coresteel’s DonoBeam technology allows for wider spans than traditional construction methods. These designs provide ample space for aircraft and equipment, free from obstructions like internal columns, maximising usable space and operational efficiency.

We have worked with numerous clients across New Zealand that showcase these abilities. Our work with Glenorchy Helicopters is a prime example. We provided the business with an aircraft hangar big enough to store all its machines while providing room for maintenance in the same area. The hangar features an internal monorail for lifting helicopter motors, ensuring that maintenance activities are conducted safely and efficiently within the hangar.


Ensuring Ongoing Safety: Key Maintenance Procedures

Once your hangar is up and running, regular inspections are the first line of defence against potential hazards, helping you catch issues before they become serious problems. Here are a few ways to ensure your hangar’s ongoing safety:


  • Structural Inspections: Regularly inspect the hangar’s structure for signs of wear, corrosion, or damage.
  • Routine Cleaning & Housekeeping: Clean your hangar regularly to prevent dust, debris, and contaminants from damaging aircraft.
  • Climate Control: Ensure HVAC systems work properly to maintain the right conditions to prevent corrosion and other damage.
  • Routine Drills: Conduct routine drills and equipment checks, preparing your team to act quickly and effectively.

We recommend keeping a log of all inspections, maintenance activities, and repairs to ensure nothing is overlooked.


Coresteel Hangars: A Low-Maintenance Solution

At Coresteel, we create low-maintenance hangar solutions that help prevent frequent repairs or upgrades. Our DonoBeam frames feature fully sealed box sections that prevent birds, vermin, and dust intrusion. Combined with bird-proof purlins, they offer a comprehensive solution for building owners seeking enhanced protection.

DonoBeam’s frames also require minimal maintenance, significantly reducing the frequency of structural issues and making it easier to maintain the structural integrity of your hangar over time.

Moreover, our hangar designs feature smooth, easy-to-clean surfaces and finishes that resist dirt accumulation. This simplifies the cleaning process, making it easier to maintain a clean environment that is critical for the safety and performance of your aircraft.


Protect Your Aircraft with Coresteel

Ready to build a hangar that will go the distance? Trust Coresteel for long-lasting, reliable hangar solutions.

We understand that each aviation business has unique needs, so we can customise your hangar to meet your requirements. Whether you need additional office space, rest areas for crew, or specialised maintenance zones, our team works with you to create a layout that maximises functionality while ensuring safety.

We can manage your project from concept to completion. Contact us today to discuss your needs and learn how we can help you safeguard your aircraft for years to come.

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