Under a challenging deadline, Rubb delivered two 45.72m x 50.2m Thermohall® insulated hangars to Mirabel Airport, outside of Montreal, Canada.
Canadian aircraft supplier Bombardier and Airbus (CSALP) were embarking on the development of a new narrow-body jet airliner: the Airbus A-220.
Additional hangar space was needed to conduct final inspections and testing on new aircraft before delivery. CSALP/Bombardier chose Rubb to design and deliver the two 45.72m x 50.2m hangars on a highly compressed timeline.
Initial concept meetings took place in September and October of 2018 and the contract was signed in November, with the delivery and completion goal of late winter 2019.
Despite normally needing at least 6-8 months to complete such a project, along with the expected winter weather issues, the first A-220 entered Rubb Hangar #1 on March 23, 2019 and the entire project was completed in early April 2019.
Both hangars are equipped with Rubb’s patented Thermohall® insulated cladding system, which provides eco-friendly and industry leading climate control capability. The two hangars are also equipped with Assa-Abloy Megadoor three-part entry systems, each measuring 39.6m x 14.3m.
“From contract to installation of two insulated hangars in winter in Quebec, five months is nothing short of impressive and demonstrates the Rubb USA commitment to delivering high quality products to our customers.”
David Nickerson | Rubb President