Megadoor Reference Story - MRO: SIAEC, Changi Airport, Singapore
MRO:
SIAEC - Changi Airport, Singapore
New hangar door, Improve efficiency

SIAEC upgrades its painting facilities at Chiangi Airport with a Megadoor vertical lifting fabric door from ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems

Singapore International Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) is one of the largest providers of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the Asia-Pacific region. From its facility at Singapore Changi Airport, the company does MRO work for more than 60 international carriers who value its reputation for quality, efficiency and reliability.
To secure better painting capabilities for its expanding business, SIAEC decided to refurbish Hangar No. 5 of its Changi Airport facility. The aim was not only to increase the size of the operation, but also to improve the quality of the work through paint extraction systems, telescopic platforms and the addition of a hangar door.



ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems provided

For the door of Hangar No. 5, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems provided SIAEC with a tight-sealing Megadoor vertical lifting fabric door. Measuring 90 x 25 m, it consists of five individual sections.


Benefits with the solutions:

The choice of a Megadoor vertical lifting fabric door enabled a swift and effective conversion of SIAEC's existing building. Since no rails or foundations were needed, it was not necessary to excavate the existing apron to provide support for ground tracks. Having been approved by the Singapore authorities, the solution paves the way for similar installations in Singapore.
Most importantly, SIAEC now has a first-class painting facility in Hangar No. 5. The Megadoor vertical lifting fabric door provides the tightest sealing available on the market, which means no fumes escape and no dirt or dust gets in. Pleased with the outcome, the company has gone on to choose a Megadoor vertical lifting fabric door for its new facility in the Philippenes as well.


Challenges

Customer Challenges:

Like many hangars in Southeast Asia, Hangar No. 5 was originally built without a door due to the hot and humid climate. This was allowing dust and dirt to enter to the painting area, and it had caught the attention of Singapore's environmental authorities. SIAEC was one of many companies under pressure to limit its emission of hazardous paint fumes.
Adding something as large as a hangar door to an existing facility is more challenging than outfitting a new building. In SIAEC's case, it meant hanging around 45 metric tons onto the original structure. In addition to providing a tight seal that would appease environmental authorities, the door would have to meet Singapore's stringent fire safety requirements.
Naturally, SIAEC wanted the installation performed as quickly as possible, so as to minimize business interruptions and the loss of revenue.