While most airports offer hangar services, our customer needed an own easily deployable hangar as a cost-effective way to ensure maintenance quality and proper aircraft protection. The rapidly growing nature of the business model could not be restrained by the lack of available hangars at various airports. Therefore, our customer 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 next destinations.
Within just 43 days, the 22 meters wide and 25 meters long (550 sqm / 5,920 square feet) hangar was ready to be shipped in one 20-inch sea container, allowing fast delivery to Bethel, Alaska. Non-returnable shipping container can be used as a safe storage facility.
Inflatable structures are made of high quality non-combustible PVC meeting any and all modern aviation standards in terms of fire redundancy. Additionally, the fire alarm system has increased the hangar security level. To ensure safe and comfortable working environment for the personnel, Angarstroy has supplied additional components necessary for aircraft maintenance, including a ground power unit (GPU), heating system, cranes and tools.
We knew that the most economical and long-term solution for a personal aircraft ownership would be to acquire our own hangar. The Angarstroy team has simplified the aircraft storing and servicing process by assisting us to meet 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 sales worldwide (as of June 2017).
With more than 2,000 employees, Pilatus is one of the largest employers in Central Switzerland.