Construction work on the new state-of-the-art Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) maintenance facility at Birmingham Airport in the UK is well underway with the Esavian doors now installed.
The doors, which were assembled on the hangar apron, have six leaves, each measuring 22m wide and weighing 29t.
They will run on three parallel guide tracks so that all doors can be positioned in one of the two hangar bays, allowing a clear opening of 66m. The Esavian doors comply with the latest Part L building regulations for air leakage and are clad externally with composite panels with a nominal U-value of 0.30 W/m2/˚C.
Marcus Allen, Director of Jewers Doors, said: "We are very proud to have worked on this project under John Sisk & Son Ltd by constructing the main doors for MAEL’s new Birmingham MRO facility.
"These are the largest aircraft hangar doors to be built on a commercial facility in the UK for decades. We are confident that these new Esavian hangar doors will give as many years of reliable and safe service as MAEL’s Esavian hangar doors have done at its Luton facility."
Jewers Doors has a stand on the UK Pavilion at Inter Airport Munich 8 to 11 October.