While most airports offer hangar services, our client needed their own easily-moved hangar as a cost-effective way to ensure quality maintenance and protect their aircraft. The rapidly growing nature of the business model could not be restrained by the lack of free hangars at various airports. Therefore, our client has chosen a solution that does not stick the Pilatus PC-12 to a specific airport hangar and makes it easy to transport it to the following destinations.
In just 43 days, the hangar of 22 meters wide and 25 meters long (550 sqm / 5,920 square feet) was ready to be shipped in one 20-inch sea container, which allowed fast delivery to Bethel, Alaska. An abandoned shipping container serves as a safe repository when not needed.
Inflatable structures are made of high quality non-combustible PVC, which meets all modern aviation standards in terms of fire redundancy. Additionally, the fire alarm system has increased the security level of the hangar. To ensure a safe and comfortable working environment for the personnel, Angarstroy has supplied additional components necessary for aircraft maintenance, including the ground power unit (GPU), heating system, cranes and tools.
About the customer
We knew that the most economical and long-term solution for personal aircraft ownership would be to acquire our own hangar. The Angarstroy team has simplified the process of storing and servicing aircraft, helping us to comply with all safety and security requirements established by civil airports.
Pilatus PC-12 is a single-engine turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft. Developed in Switzerland (1991), this aircraft has its main market in corporate transport and regional air carriers.
The PC-12 is the world’s best-selling single-engine aircraft, with more than 1,500 shipments worldwide (as of June 2017).
With more than 2,000 employees, Pilatus is one of the largest employers in Central Switzerland.