Rubb lands contract to design, fabricate and erect new 300ft MRO hangar

Rubb Building Systems, a world leader in the design and manufacture of custom-made and relocatable engineered fabric structures, has landed a contract to design, fabricate and erect a new 300ft MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) hangar. 

The 300ft (span) x 300ft (length) x 40ft (leg) hangar will be capable of housing widebody aircraft as large as the Airbus A380. Easy access for aircraft is ensured with the five-panel, vertical-lift Assa Abloy Megadoor system with pivoting mullions.  These high-quality doors provide faster opening times and excellent air tightness and wind resistance. 

The project will also feature several smaller access points, primarily a 12ft x 12ft electrically operated roller shutter door, complimented by four 3ft x 7ft pedestrian doors fitted with panic hardware and vision windows. 

 The 10-span hot-dip galvanized steel frame is clad with specialized architectural PVC fabric from Serge Ferrari, which deflects light and heat—ideal for hot days on the runway. 

 The hangar is part of Rubb Building Systems’ AVC range, which has seen similarly mammoth MRO hangars such as AAR’s twin-span project located at Chicago Rockford International Airport, completed in 2017. More recently, Rubb Building Systems delivered a 270ft x 287ft x 32ft AVC hangar to Turkish Technic’s Istanbul Airport operation in 2019. 

Take a 360º VR tour of the hangar below: 

To learn more about how Rubb can support your aviation operations, contact the team today.