Aircraft hangars are among the most fascinating structures in steel building construction. The vast span of the main girder above the door opening, the wide-span roof structure and the slender columns and stabilizing elements can be superbly achieved with the outstanding strength that steel offers as a building material.
Aircraft hangar doors, whose supporting structures are built of steel, have the largest dimensions in width, height and weight as space-enclosing elements. Many years of experience in steel and crane construction are a prerequisite for the development of hangar doors at Donges.
In order to reduce noise levels during engine checks on the ground, systems are required that can cope with these enormous tolerances. Test routines are not only a very loud affair, they also involve enormous forces that the building is required to withstand over the long term. Steel structures are particularly well suited to the building geometry of these halls with large spans and several massive 100 ton doors.
Architectural concepts with stunning designs adorn terminals all over the world, and steel “plays the supporting role” in most cases. A characteristic component of these large-volume buildings are the filigree steel supporting structures combined with large-surface glass elements. These traffic structures with the highest safety requirements are based on building materials that meet all the industry requirements.