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DOORS FROM A CLIMATIC PERSPECTIVE
A large door installation improving cost and energy efficiency.
PENDENNIS OPENS NEW DRY DOCK
A large door installation improving energy efficiency and working conditions.
HANGAR DOOR IN COLD WEATHER ENVIRONMENT
A hangar door retrofit installation improving energy efficiency.
Learn more about Megadoor installations worldwide through the eyes of our satisfied customers in a wide range of industries such as aviation, mining, shipyard and heavy industry. Our extensive Megadoor reference case library showcases the customers situation and challenges and how we applied our knowledge and products to provide them with the best solution.
BHP Billiton Middelburg Colliery installs Megadoor to improve their working environment with translucent fabric
Megadoor was tasked with providing a tight sealing door, resistance to high winds and hostile environment
Megadoor helps Falcon Aviation Service in Abu Dhabi with tight air sealed hangar doors to keep the hangar clean from the dust and the hot environment
Megadoor was tasked with providing a tight sealing door, which is suitable for an air-conditioned hangar in a very hot and dusty environment
Megadoor proudly provided the hangar doors for Florida State College at Jacksonville's Aircraft Services Facility.
The three-bay hangar with adjoining classroom space is jointly owned and operated by Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA). Flightstar Aircraft Services, an aviation MRO provider, leases approximately 95% of the facility
Megadoor helps ADAT to create the right environment for a major MRO
Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) is the largest independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) in the Middle East, and a member of Mubadala Aerospace global MRO network. Megadoor provided ADAT hangar doors for their impressive 3-bay Hangar 6
Megadoor provided reliable doors performance in a tough environment
The world's largest undeveloped copper deposit, which also turns out to include significant deposits of gold and silver, is located in the Gobi of Mongolia at a site called Oyu Tolgoi, which means "Turquoise Hill". Megadoor provided the Oyu Tolgoi with reliable doors.
Megadoor meets the requirements of China First Heavy Industries
China Nuclear Power PetrochemicalBusiness Group, located in Dalian City, Liaoning Province, is affiliated to China First Heavy Industries. Megadoor provided both a crane door, a hangar door design and technical assistance with the structural integration of the door system into the building.
Megadoor provides reliable performance and project management in Hohhot Airport, China
The Baita Hangar is located in the Hohhot Airport, providing the maintenance base for the airplanes of Air China. As an airplane parking and maintenance site, the hangar is the most important infrastructure at the airport. Megadoor provided the Baita Hangar with a reliable hangar door.
Megadoor helps GAMECO to run efficient operations at one of the largest hangars in China
Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Company, Ltd. (GAMECO) is a premier provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. In order to meet client demand, GAMECO invested over 100 million USD in a new state of the art hangar that opened in 2004. At 400 meters long and 133 meters wide, it's the largest truss structure hangar in China.
Megadoor improves Pratt & Whitney's hangars at Mirabel Aerospace Center in Canada
The Pratt & Whitney Canada Mirabel Aerospace Center, located at the International Airport in Québec, is a state-of-the-art assembly and test facility for the company’s next generation of jet engines. Pratt & Whitney requested hangar doors that were reliable in harsh winters and provided optimized use of natural lighting. Megadoor was able to provide the right solution.
Megadoor lowers costs in cold climates
Bombardier Aerospace is a world leader in the design, manufacturing and support of aircraft for the business, commercial, specialized and amphibious markets. Since 1997, Bombardier Aerospace has installed over 80 Megadoor hangar doors at five different manufacturing centers around the world. Megadoor was able to provide the right solution for Bombardier, and continues to be a proud supplier of large door systems at their manufacturing facilities.
Megadoor improves conditions inside Interjet's hangar
In 2009 Interjet opened its new maintenance hangar at Toluca Airport, investing 10 million USD in this single position A320 hangar. Toluca Airport requested a low-maintenance and reliable facility that minimizes dependence on non-domestic support. Megadoor was able to provide the right solution for them.
Most efficient building methods to construct a new truck maintenance facility.
Trapper Mining has been exploiting its significant reserves of bituminous coal for local electrical production since 1977. The site has received positive recognition from environmentalists for its successful reclamation programs, reintroducing various flora and fauna. This progressive attitude also came into play as Trapper Mining looked into the most efficient building methods to construct a new truck maintenance facility.
Doors from a climatic perspective.
In 2010, Canadian-based Gold Corp Inc. mining company was looking at door alternatives for the truck maintenance shop at its newest facility, located in Zacatecas State, Mexico. With a projected mine life of 20 years, Gold Corp was looking at products that would meet its needs from a climatic perspective while offering long-term maintenance-free operation.
Megadoor helps Mortenson Construction and the US Navy achieve LEED Silver rating by the US Green Building Council
When the US Navy decided to build a new $123 million dollar facility in Jacksonville, Florida, the choice of hangar doors was Megadoor. This was chosen in part because Megadoor can resist the high wind loads found in the local hurricane zone.
Sunshine naturally lights up the facilities
The new Air Operations Facility for the city of Los Angeles was built at Van Nuys Airport, the busiest general aviation airport in the world. The $51 million fire, police and maintenance facility was designed to boost the comfort, efficiency and emergency response time of thecity's 30 helicopters.
Maximizing quality and production by cost-effectively increasing worker comfort in tropical conditions.
Aeroman was established in 1983 to provide support to TACA airlines as well as to provide third-party maintenance services. The company is the leading narrow body MRO provider and only member of the Airbus MRO Network in Latin America. In 2008, Aeroman completed phase one of its facility masterplan by building a 2-bay 118,000 sq ft (11,100 sq meter) hangar capable of servicing up to B-757 aircraft.
Excellent performance that pays off in the long run
Dongfang (Guangzhou) Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd (DFHM) was founded in 2004 as a world-class manufacturer of large and complex components for nuclear power generation and petrochemical plants. In 2006, the first construction phase of the manufacturing plant incorporated a Megadoor that would allow a 1 400 ton overhead crane to exit the building to unload large rough materials and load finished components onto transport ships.
Megadoors' solutions fits large-scale manufacturing plant
Dongfang (Guangzhou) Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd (DFHM) was founded in 2004 as a world-class manufacturer of large and complex components for nuclear power generation and petrochemical plants. The construction of the DFHM manufacturing facility was an important project for China, signaling to the world its new heavy industrial capabilities. China United Engineering Corporation designed the facility and was awarded the China Civil Engineering Society Zhan Tianyou Award, which is the country's highest engineering award.
Weather proof solutions for Irving Oil's hangar door
Irving Oil is a family-owned and privately-held regional energy processing, transporting, and marketing company headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Their old corporate flight operations were housed in a 1950's era hangar with a door too low to accommodate today's larger business jets. It was time to build a new modern facility.
Saving space while improving access
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods in over 120 countries. The flight department operated a Gulfstream G-IV in their 117' (35.7 m)-wide hangar. In order to meet the increased international travel demands of the organization, Campbell Soup ordered a new Gulfstream G-550, with a range of 6,750 nautical miles. However, although the hangar was wide enough to accommodate the new aircraft, its access into the hangar was prevented by the rolling door pocket, which restricted the door opening to 90' (27.4 m).
Energy-efficent hangar door in a cold weather environment
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport was Continental Airlines' third largest hub before its merger with United Airlines. Aircraft maintenance at the airport is performed in a complex of three hangars. One of these hangars was dedicated to line maintenance and overnight phase checks on Continental's fleet of 737-300/500 aircraft. When Continental originally leased the hangar, it was able to fit its older 737s through the door. However, its newly acquired 737-NextGen aircraft would not fit because the opening was serviced by a bottom rolling door, stored in a 22' (6.7 m) pocket on the front of the hangar. The hangar-operations team realized that, if they eliminated the need for the door pocket, they could open the entire width of this fully confined hangar, and thus have plenty of room to accommodate their new aircraft. That is when they called Megadoor.
Megadoor has proven to be the most energy-efficient hangar door in the world
Alpha Flying, Inc. is one of the nation's largest aircraft fractional ownership programs. Alpha Flying decided to consolidate operations from two other airports to their new 40,000 ft2 (3,716 m2 )hangar and 44,000 ft2 (4,088 m2 )office and support space built at Pease International Airport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Pendennis opens new dry dock
Pendennis wanted to develop a new dry dock, which gave them maximum flexibility and ease of operation. They were extending the existing dry dock and wanted to improve on their existing system to accommodate the building of much larger superyachts. The existing doors were rusting and very difficult to open and the customer required the site operational as quick as possible.
Auburn University gains larger doors on smaller space
The Auburn University Regional Airport (AUO) is a public use facility serving the local community that is owned and maintained by Auburn University. In 2010, new terminal building was built along with a new hangar for University aircraft as part of a modernization and growth plan.
Premier Jet makes smart long-term investment with Megadoor
Premier Jet is a $33 million, 15-acre complex that includes 19 private executive hangars ranging in size from 3,500-15,000 square feet. Premier Jet is unique, because they are the first to bring the condo concept with 30-year, prepaid, long-term, leases to the aviation community.
Qantas Engineering makes old hangar new and multi-purpose
Commissioned by the Royal Australian Air Force to convert four A330 commercial jets to mid-air refuelers, Qantas Engineering chose to re-furbish an existing doorless Ansett Aviation hangar with fully weather-sealing doors, simultaneously ensuring that the hangar could accommodate other aircraft after the conversion project's completion.
Oxford Airport gains a big hangar with a small footprint
A primary regional general and business aviation airport, Oxford Airport is one of the U.K.'s busiest airfields, offering many different services. When a new hangar was built, the benefits of incorporating a Megadoor into the hangar design were obvious to the decision makers. The opening was maximized in the design using the Megadoor solution to accommodate the largest business jet types and typical regional turboprops, whilst the use of Megadoors allowed an extra 1.25 metres of valuable usable hangar depth that would have been lost were the design to have used conventional sliding doors.
Old RAF hangar made new again (and better)!
Like many bases within the UK, the existing hangar doors were old and difficult to operate. They were opened by a hand wheel attached to the door leaf at low level. It took a long time to open them and consequently they stayed open for long periods of time. The doors were also larger than was required for modern aircraft; this resulted in heat loss and a less than perfect working environment for the aircraft technicians.
Galway Airport adds two new hangarsfor regional aviation
Galway Airport is an important hub connecting western Ireland with the rest of the country and Europe. To provide better facilities for regional carriers, the airport commissioned construction of two new hangars. Having previously seen Megadoors in operation at another airport, the customer was fully convinced and specified them for the new hangars.
Marshall Business Aviation quickly enhances MRO capabilities
To expand dedicated corporate MRO capabilities Marshall Business Aviation, part of UK based aerospace engineering company Marshall Aerospace, needed to increase hangar capacity at its Cambridge Airport facility. In record time, Freespan and Megadoor delivered a relocatable, energy-efficient Sprung®(R) modular hangar with Megadoor®(R) vertical lifting fabric doors.
KLM UK Engineering makes an old hangar bigger and better
KLM UK Engineering specialises in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft and has its main base at Norwich International Airport. Customers include well known operators, such as TNT Airways, Britair and CityJet, as well as KLM and Air France. Due to existing and new contracts KLM UK Engineering needs more space. A big project with CityJet, which is in the process of a major fleet renewal is one of the reasons for bringing one of the old hangars back into use.
VT Shipbuilding Portsmouth
VT Shipbuilding required a big opening to enable large parts of the ship's structure to be taken out of the building when fabricated. They also required a smaller opening to allow access of vehicles in and out of the building on a regular basis, without having to open up the full width of 23m.
Although the structure was well under way, because of an already established relationship with the internal design/build team, the Megadoor professionals were invited to become involved and meet the individual responsible for the new facility
Boeing Wichita, Kansas
As part of a new strategy, Boeing began a program of converting passenger aircraft to cargo aircraft. This production effort required that the entire aircraft be disassembled, a procedure which had to be conducted in a totally enclosed structure. The only spot on which this structure could be built was on a ground slope of about four feet.
There was a very tight time schedule with unusual conditions associated with the Lear Jet project. Management had observed the successes of other aircraft manufacturers who had used Megadoor and wanted to experience the same success. The project includes 6 finishing and paint bays and 1 delivery bay.
Trinity Yachts in New Orleans, LA
Trinity Yachts in New Orleans, LA., a major manufacturer of luxury yachts and boats, needed to increase production at their facility by performing the finishing task in a controlled environment.
FedEx Memphis USA
FedEx needed a new maintenance facility who had to be constructed on a very tight site and must accommodate at least two MD11's and an Airbus, in Hangar 12 and B-727 Aircraft in Hangar 11. And, aircraft needed to be positioned without opening the entire hangar.
Kerr-McGee; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Kerr-McGee is a global energy and inorganic chemical company based in Oklahoma City, OK. The company has an existing hangar that required additional space for fleet upgrades and future additions. The present hangar three leaf steel sliding door allowed an overwhelming infiltration of birds, dust, and air in the facility.
Megadoor - chosen by Bangor Waste Station transfer
Michael Whitley Architects, acting as Project Managers for North Down Borough Council, approached Crawford UK, to ask them for the most appropriate door solution for the Bangor project. Not only was keeping dust and odour in the plant a key criterion, but they also asked for a number of other requirements to be considered. They had looked at roller shutter doors but felt these did not look aesthetically pleasing and had a perception of being noisy. As the development is close to a residential area, noise would be an issue.