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22 May 2012

EDT Offshore Chooses Megadoor for New Hangar Complex in Cyprus

EDT Offshore has contracted the installation of a Megadoor hangar door for a new hangar complex in Cyprus.

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems is proud to announce that they have secured an order from EDT Offshore for installation of a Megadoor hangar door for a new hangar complex in Cyprus.

EDT Offshore began operations in Limassol, Cyprus in 1980 as ship managers and operators. After more than twenty-five years of work dedicated to achieving world-class standards, EDT has become a highly successful and well-respected organisation.

EDT is a supplier of high-specification offshore support vessels to the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company’s vessels, support survey, diving and ROV operations have assisted in military and civilian aircraft wreckage recoveries.

EDT has two aircraft that are indispensible to the functioning and operation of the company. Cyprus airports are considered a highly corrosive environment due to their proximity to the sea and the salt lakes that surround Larnaca airport. With the construction and completion of the hangar project in Paphos airport, EDT is hoping to not only provide hangar services for its own corporate aircraft but to many other aircraft that visit the island for both business and pleasure.

EDT’s goal is not only to supply hangar services but to expand to a range of services that will set the standard on the island for Business aviation.

Matthew Webb of EDT comments, "The hangar door was a major consideration in the overall design of the building and after considerable research, we selected Megadoor vertical lifting fabric doors because of their ability to operate in extreme environments and maximise the useable space, as no side pockets or floor tracks are required.

"Megadoor design engineers have assisted our consultants with the door and building interface and we look forward to a successful completion of the project".

The door is split in two, separated by a swing up mullion, giving a clear 32m wide and 9m high opening, enabling the hangar to accept all business-type aircraft up to Global Express and Gulfstream G650. The curtain will be translucent to allow natural daylight into the hangar and thus reduce the need for artificial lighting.

In 1988, a new installation of Megadoor vertical lifting doors for Sterling Airways was completed at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark.
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