Temporary buildings specialist Losberger De Boer is offering a semi-permanent hangar for Airbus A380 storage and light maintenance that it can erect and hand over to a customer within four months of placing an order. Measuring 90 by 95 meters and open at both ends, the modular aluminum curved-framed structure can help A380 operators speed service reintroduction of quadjets put into extended storage during the pandemic, according to the company.
The hangar’s PVC roof and polyisocyanurate sandwich panels also protect the aircraft from environmental elements, helping to prevent A380 wing cracks caused by high temperatures and moisture, Losberger De Boer said. It also has overhead fans to cool the air. “Heat and humidity have been identified as leading contributing factors of the reported [A380] wing-spar cracking problem,” noted Paul Machin, the company’s Middle East senior sales manager.
On-site assembly takes about six weeks, with the structure secured to existing concrete ramp space via chemical anchoring, Losberger De Boer said. Once disassembled, the site can revert to its previous state without any remediation required.