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25 09, 2017

Flying high at MRO Europe

September 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 […]

17 01, 2014

REIDsteel Out and About in Bournemouth

January 17th, 2014|Categories: Aircraft Hangars & Doors, REIDsteel Staff|Tags: , , , , |

Working with Civils Contracting Limited, this extension to the existing Hangar 12 at Bournemouth Airport has a clear span of 100m, is 12m deep and 22m high to the eaves. The Main Contractor’s work started on this project in the summer of 2013 and we commenced assembly of the main truss at the beginning of October 2013.

Being a very unusual and local job, it was decided to install a timelapse camera in order to record progress, managed between bouts of the windiest weather experienced since 1987.

This camera takes a photo every 10 seconds and these can then be played back in sequence and roll like a film. The effect is that we can see the action of many days taking place at a super quick pace. Within the space of a couple of minutes, the whole front arch of the hangar appears before your eyes.

With 80% of our work destined for overseas markets it is unusual to have such a project on our doorstep and all REIDsteel staff from the office and works were given […]

21 02, 2012

Aircraft Hangar for Eznis Airways, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

February 21st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Eznis-news01In early 2011 we were successful in being awarded a contract to design and supply an Aircraft Hangar for Eznis Airways.

This hangar was required to house their fleet comprising of four Saab 340B aircraft and two Avro RJ85 aircraft, which serve their expanding domestic flights service operating from the Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar.

The project required the design and fabrication of a 50m clear span Hangar together with a two storey office, workshop and stores facility on either side of the Hangar and across the rear elevation.

Eznis-news02In addition, we supplied the Eznis Company Logo which sits proudly on both gable peaks of the Hangar and we also produced a separate pair of sliding doors which can be opened to allow the nose of an Avro RJ85 aircraft to be worked on in inside the Hangar whilst the rest of the aircraft remains outside.

A set of inflatable fabric seals mounted on the main Hangar doors and matched to the shape of the fuselage ensure that the weather stays outside.

Eznis-news03We designed, fabricated and shipped every […]

5 10, 2011

Another Hangar Tall Tail

October 5th, 2011|Categories: Aircraft Hangars & Doors|Tags: , |

1318931646With many planes getting bigger and bigger, some soon outgrow their hangar. However, there is not always the need to build a totally new one – just a new taller tailgate door & housing did the trick when we upgraded a hangar at Bournemouth International Airport to accommodate a Boeing 747-SP which stands nearly a full metre taller than the standard 747.

Friday 30 September 2011 saw the resident 747-SP move into the newly modified hangar at Bournemouth International Airport.

Our original building was designed for FR Aviation to convert VC10s from commercial aircraft into fuel carrying tankers and also had a tailgate door to allow a standard 747 to enter.

1318931619The most recent requirement was to house a 747-SP which is, unfortunately, almost a metre taller than a standard 747. The work involved the replacement of the existing tailgate door & housing with a new taller door complete with new pod framework and insulated panels.

All work was completed in time and the 747-SP entered its new hangar with 250mm to spare.

 

24 10, 2010

RAF Valley Squadron Building & Hangar

October 24th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

news-RAF Valley SquadSteel construction work at RAF Valley with both the new Squadron Building and maintenance hangar is now complete.

The 5,500 m2 Squadron building will be used as a state of the art training school which will incorporate the latest technology in simulators and flying training devices to support the development of Fast Jet Pilots for the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy.

The Squadron building will also support flight planning and will provide an operations hub for the fleet of Hawk Mk.T2 aircraft.

The aircraft hangar will be used to house and maintain the aircraft.

Project: RAF Valley Squadron Building and Hangar
Client: VT Group
Location: Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK

24 10, 2010

Rizon Jet MRO/FBO Facility

October 24th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

rizonjet-newsConstruction of the new 4,300 m2 Rizon Jet hangar and FBO/VIP Terminal facility at London Biggin Hill Airport is now complete.

REIDsteel designed, manufactured and erected the v-braced, tied segmented steel portal frame, which spans 121m x 36.5m, 16.7m high, with two maintenance floors and two FBO floors.

We also supplied all of the accessories, including cladding, curtain walling, windows, doors and staircases.

Rizon Jet CEO Patrick Enz stated that “Our opening at Biggin Hill fulfils Rizon Jet’s ambition to establish a base in Europe where we will specialise in aircraft maintenance and FBO / VIP Terminal ground handling activities.

The business aviation industry has gone through an immensely tough year but Europe and the Middle East are pulling out of the recession and our timing is good. We have had considerable enquiries.

Aircraft hangar space in the south of England is in strong demand and we are very much looking forward to growing our third party maintenance capabilities.”

Project: Rizon Jet MRO/FBO Facility
Client: Civils Ltd.
Location: Biggin Hill Airport, UK