Large Portable Inflatable Structures And Hangars for Airports
Worldwide Leader In Large Portable Inflatable Structures And Hangars: Safe, Portable & Modular
Buildair Engineering & Architecture is a Spanish company with more than 10 years of international experience, linked to scientific and university community, with huge background on engineering and architecture, and worldwide leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance of large inflatable textile structures: hangars, warehouses, bridges, field hospitals, domes for events, etc.
The use of low-pressure inflatable technology in the aviation sector is becoming more and more frequent. The construction of an inflatable aircraft hangar is an arduous task which requires great precision, experience and control. Every hangar project must be carefully analysed, taking into account the characteristics of the aircraft, the terrain, the logistics and other variables which will influence the operational development of the hangar once built.
Our portable hangars can help you to cover maintenance peak seasons, set-up a hangar in AOG situations, or enjoy safe hangar coverage in your bases, or in any other location where building a traditional hangar may be difficult or non-profitable.
Buildair textile technology is the safe alternative: it enables our clients to meet their space-covering needs with rapid-deployment structures, and at the same time, stand out from the competition by increasing brand awareness and improving their image and social and environmental impact.
"H54" MRO hangar for AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE (Madrid, Spain)
Our largest project as of today is an inflatable portable hangar with 54 meters clear width and 75 meters length (more than 4000 m2 covered, world record on large inflatable structures), delivered last June 2013 to Airbus Defence & Space and currently located in their industrial plant in Madrid (Spain).
The hangar is capable to comfortably accommodate different aircraft fleets (Airbus A310, Airbus A32X, Lockheed P3 Orion, Lockheed C130 Hercules, etc.) enabling to perform any line / heavy maintenance task, even on jacked aircrafts.
"H45" MRO hangar for LUFTHANSA TECHNIK (Budapest, Hungary)
Our most recent project is an inflatable portable hangar with 45 meters clear width and 62 meters length (more than 2800 m2 covered), delivered last November 2014 to Lufthansa Technik and currently located in their MRO facilities in Budapest (Hungary).
The hangar is capable to comfortably accommodate any Narrow Body aircraft (Airbus A32X / Boeing B737), enabling to perform any line / heavy maintenance task, even on jacked aircrafts.
Safe Structures: Extensive Engineering Know-How
An exhaustive engineering project is developed for every hangar, by an experienced team of engineers and architects, considering the design parameters (wind, snow, fire resistance), the mechanical properties of the materials, and the potential loads on the complete structure, applying internally developed software. The design and calculations are tested, both in virtual wind tunnels and in real models.
Once the hangar is erected, an Automatic Control System can be installed to access all related parameters (e.g., pressure, wind speed, fire detection, etc.) real time on your laptop / smartphone.
Short Delivery Times - Low Set-Up Costs
Savings in delivery time: short period for design / manufacturing, no traditional building permits required, no traditional foundation required.
Savings in set-up costs: no qualified staff required, no large auxiliary equipment required, no traditional foundation required.