Jewers Doors has been contracted to design, manufacture and install a set of its world class Esavian doors for the new Jet Centre, which is being constructed as an executive gateway to the Isle of Man. The project is being progressed by The Private Jet Company, which specialises in executive jet sales, operations, handling and secure hangarage, and is based on the island.
The Esavian door will close an opening 45.5m wide by 8.4m high, and will comprise of four leaves operating independently on four tracks. This arrangement allows maximum flexibility in terms of aircraft configurations – the largest aircraft the Jet Centre hangar will accommodate is the new Bombardier Global 8000 Mach 0.90 business jet.
Managing director Chris Jewers says, "This is an exciting UK project for us to be involved with. Because our Esavian doors have high performance in terms of insulation, operation and durability, they are a perfect match for the new Jet Centre, from where people will fly to New York’s JFK Airport in just six hours."
First supplied nearly 100 years ago, Esavian doors have been continually developed to maintain their class-leading performance. In addition, they are ‘green’ doors, which help buildings achieve a higher level of certification with the demanding leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) internationally recognized green building scheme.
Jewers Doors is a family-owned business with three brothers as its directors – Chris Jewers (managing director), Mark Jewers (Phoenix director) and Jonathan Jewers (Esavian director). It was started in 1983 by their father, Nigel Jewers, who maintains a keen interest in the engineering side of the business. It now undertakes contracts throughout the world for governments, armed forces and private companies.