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25 06, 2020

Hangar vision becomes reality with VR

2020-06-25T10:12:51+01:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) used cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology to help win a major new contract with Southeast Asia’s largest airline.

We are designing and manufacturing the 175,000 square feet (16,335 sq m) hangar for Lion Air at Batam Airport, a short ferry ride from Singapore.

Our team used VR headsets to impress senior airline executives with a virtual 3D tour of the proposed development as part of their presentation to win the multi-million pound project.

Now we are setting our sights on delivering the first steelwork later this year and will supervise construction of the hangar – for maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft.

Bid Manager, Benjamin Riviere said: “This is our first development for Lion Air and our first at Batam Airport.

“The VR presentation was key because we were able to transform their brief into a virtual world with the hangar taking shape before their eyes on VR headsets.

“We were able to give them an exciting opportunity to see how the hangar would realistically look and work at a very early stage.

“Our ability to create these cutting-edge VR presentations for an immersive […]

25 09, 2017

Flying high at MRO Europe

2017-09-25T14:54:48+01:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We’re exhibiting at one of the aviation industry’s premier trade shows in early October, MRO Europe .

The event is being held at the ExCel centre in London for the aerospace maintenance industry.

We have nearly a century of experience designing and building  aircraft hangars and their doors – right back to our first constructions for the famous pilot Louis Bleriot in the 1920s.

French aviator Bleriot was the first person to fly across the Channel and pioneered early aircraft construction.

Today we retain our position at the forefront of the airfield industry with hangars of all sizes for aircraft ranging from the Airbus A380 to private jets.

Our project engineer Toby Hill-Cousins said: “Although we design and build many different types of steel structures these days, aviation is in our DNA since our very first hangars for Louis Bleriot.

“We have led the way with new technologies and practices, including our own patented methods, as the aviation industry has evolved over the years.

“Aircraft are getting larger and have increasingly complex maintenance needs, while many hangars these days incorporate doors, cranes, offices and […]