Rubb delivers two hangars for Bombardier, Quebec


Under a challenging deadline, Rubb delivered two 150’ x 165’ 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 the new aircraft before delivery. CSALP/Bombardier chose Rubb to design and deliver the two 150’ x 165’ 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. 


Rubb President David Nickerson states: “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.”


Both hangars are equipped with Rubb’s patented Thermohall® insulated cladding system, which provides eco-friendly and industry leading climate control capability. CSALP/Bombardier can now work on aircraft in a comfortable atmosphere throughout the year. 


The two hangars are also equipped with Assa-Abloy Megadoor three-part entry systems, each measuring 130’ x 47’. These doors offer impressive flexibility to accommodate different aircraft being stored in the hangar. Other unique attributes include faster opening and closing times, excellent air tightness and wind resistance, longer lifetime and lower operating cost, and safer working thanks to patented safety arrestors and advanced and robust PLC-based control systems. The Megadoor system requires significant engineered structural steel support, a further testament to Rubb’s commitment to excellence in engineering.