Aircraft hangar for

Indonesian Air Force

The Indonesian Air Force operates at more than 30 locations on remote islands. The customer has acquired temporary shelters with less than 24 hours deployment time for advanced operational bases.

Indonesian Air Force
Deployable aircraft repair shelter
concrete runway
620 m²
2018 year
Number of hangars
Deployment time
21 hours

Task Description

The Indonesian Air Force has one of the most difficult territories to be protected in the world, as the country comprises more than 17,000 islands. As the infrastructure for protecting their maritime borders and transport junctions is not wide enough, the Indonesian Air Force has to be able quickly relocate maintenance facilities to carry out fighter fleet minor repairs.

Many Indonesian islands have usable runways. Due to the limitations of alternative transportation methods, the Indonesian Air Force required that repair hangars should be transportable by air using one S-130 flight and could be built quickly. The prerequisite for the project was that these facilities should be ready for deployment within 24 hours, considering the short-term nature of the air force missions on various islands.


In order that the Indonesian Air Force was able to repair their fighters at remote bases, Aviatech has supplied four hangars with large-span gates (17 x 7 meters) with a total area of ​​620 sqm each. Due to rapid weather changes and sudden strong gusts of wind in the region, the hangars were reinforced with additional load-bearing frames to provide protection at up to 50 meters per second wind. Each facility has an integrated automation system for power supply and meteorological stations, access to which is carried out remotely.

To increase safety, the hangars are equipped with the most modern LED lamps (250 LUX). An additional multipurpose diesel ground power unit (GPU, 360 kVA) can supply power to literally any fighter jet, in addition, it serves as the main base power source.

Each hangar’s standard package includes a backup power supply system that will keep the hangars inflated during power outages.


The Customer

At choosing aircraft shelters we focused at corrosion and shelter mobility issues. Most products available on the market have metal frames, bolts, nuts. In our climate, these elements begin to corrode immediately. Moreover, these elements are heavy and require a lot of space. All this makes it difficult to quickly relocate metal structure frame and its base. We are quite satisfied with inflatable hangars, they meet all our requirements and are simple in everyday use.

Ihwan Vidhantra

The Indonesian Air Force, headquartered outside Jakarta, comprises three operational commands. Although most of their airbases are located on the Java island, there are more than 30 additional airbases located on various islands.

The Indonesian Air Force staff consists of more than 37,000 personnel and operates more than 110 combat aircrafts, including SU-27 and SU-30 as the basic fighters, complemented by F-16 Fighting Falcons (USA).

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Reinforced PVC to withstand extreme heat, cold or snow
Quick deployment without a building permit
Lightweight and compact for fast delivery
Simple and easy to move structure with quick installation
The UPS provides operation of the facility in case of shutdown of the regular network
Monitoring system informs about power outage, wind amplification, etc.