Rubb Group Fabric Aircraft Hangars and Ground Support Buildings for Airports
Rubb Group manufactures fabric-engineered aircraft and helicopter hangars, air cargo facilities and ground support buildings for airports.
Our custom-built aviation structures have been used as a fast, adaptable and cost-effective solution by airlines, airports and military organisations worldwide. Advantages include rapid construction, low lifecycle costs, affordable running costs and the ability to relocate aviation structures if required.
Aircraft and helicopter hangars for airports
Rubb’s fixed-wing aircraft hangars, aviation buildings and cargo facilities are designed as functional airport structures for temporary or permanent applications.
A number of commercial airlines and airports use Rubb’s aviation structures for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), as well as storage at airports across the world.
The structures have a hot-dip galvanised frame and exterior cladding system that minimises lifetime maintenance costs. The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membrane has high fire resistance, which optimises fire suppression systems and protects aircraft.
Airport maintenance and cargo facility structures
Rubb’s membrane-clad aircraft hangars offer a number of advantages compared with other structures. They can be cost-effectively extended, reduced in size or relocated in response to changing airport needs.
Large aircraft hangars can be air-freighted to most locations in sections. Factory prefabricated modules can be handled without the need for heavy-lift equipment, which is usually needed for large buildings.
Fabric aircraft hangar buildings
Fabric-based airport structures offer adaptability for expansion and design of the building. Translucent fabric roofs provide natural light, creating a bright working environment while controlling operational costs. The clear span buildings offer optimal useable floor space.
The steel frames of the buildings are hot-dip galvanised, which provides a consistent zinc finish on exposed and inner surfaces. This offers protection against corrosion, which can increase the lifespan of the structure.
Multiple door arrangements are available, from electrically operated multi-sectioned sliding doors to folding doors.
Rubb’s aircraft hangars are cost-effective due to the quick and efficient construction. Pre-engineering and pre-fabricating the structure off-site minimises the negative impact associated with any on-site construction project. Start times for interior work are also facilitated more quickly.
Hangars can be resold, relocated and reused. The prefabricated structures are easy to erect using basic tools and the appropriate lifting gear.
Maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities for airports
Rubb is a specialist provider of customised aircraft MRO hangars. We collaborate with end users, airlines, airports and contractors on large-scale hangar projects to deliver high-quality products.
The hangars are suitable for all types of aviation MRO work, including line, base, airframe and heavy maintenance, as well as a range of operational projects.
Transportable fabric MRO buildings are strong, durable and cost-effective. They comprise hot-dip galvanised steel frames and high-quality PVC to ensure a lifespan of more than 40 years.
Rubb’s hangars are highly energy efficient as they allow translucent natural light into the building. The use of high-quality materials and manufacturing processes means that the structures require minimal maintenance.
Air cargo storage facilities for airports
Airports and surrounding areas are developing air freight hubs for the increasing range of global trade and cargo movement activities.
Our air cargo buildings are designed as an adaptable and transportable storage facility, which can be used by commercial airlines and air freight services worldwide.
Rubb’s buildings are the optimal solution for handling a variety of cargo, ranging from fresh flowers or fruit to computer components and cars.
The signature wide-span buildings provide the required space and lighting to unload, reorganise and reship a range of cargo, as well as temporarily store items. The facilities allow cargo handling personnel to identify, code and track shipments with ease.
Temporary and long-term airport terminal buildings
Rubb’s aviation buildings can be used as a temporary or long-term solution for expanding various airport terminal facilities.
The consolidation of airline routes has put pressure on larger airports to service a higher volume of passengers. As a fast-response solution, Rubb’s buildings are an ideal solution compared with expensive and time-consuming traditional construction methods.
Rubb’s temporary and long-term buildings help airports meet urgent demands while providing long-term value.
For more information about Rubb’s fabric-engineered buildings for airports, fill out the enquiry form on this page.
Products and Services
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