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Hangar Design & Planning

Kirk Airport Solutions (KAS) is the sole source provider for all its hangars. We design and provide all building engineering which includes bill of material, fabrication and erection drawings for its hangar systems. If our customer has a hangar door preference, we can incorporate that hangar door into our hangar system. KAS certifies the hangar doors are designed as an integral part of the hangar system.

Our approach to designing hangars starts with determining the category and class of aircraft to be stored. Floor planning is critical. It is important to establish the amount of clear floor area and clear height requirements of the intended aircraft the client wants to house. Determining the largest category and class of aircraft to be housed also dictates the size of the hangar door opening. Then comes the hangar door.

The hangar door is what differentiates these structures from the rest of the Pre‐Engineered Building market. The hangar door is the most expensive and crucial piece of equipment for the structure to function as intended, and it is the hangar door that defines the building specifications. A hangar is not just a building with a large door on it. It's a large door with a roof over it. Having a working knowledge of hangar doors is crucial.


There are several types and styles of hangar doors available; bi-folds, bottom rolling sectional (bi-parting, single direction, or universal), single piece hydraulic, accordion "stacked" with options to be either electrically operated or manually pushed. Having a working knowledge of hangar doors is crucial. We certify that the hangar doors will meet the requirements as established in the hangar specifications and will be compatible with the hangar design.


Once the hangar size is established and the hangar door selected, Kirk Airport Solutions' structural engineer can design the hangar and its components to meet current building codes.

Below is an example of the process KAS goes through in the planning and design phase.

Step 1: Start with floor planning of aircraft hangar

Step 2: Integrate hangar door into hangar design. 

“The main goal is to assist the client to be in better control of the hangar/hangar door selection and building process.”

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