THE WORLD'S LARGEST HANGAR

Hangar V of the Lufthansa Base at Frankfurt's Rhine/Main Airport is the world's largest aircraft maintenance building. It provides a working space of 300,000 square feet. The interior of the building has a minimum clearance of 82 feet. The hangar provides four main servicing areas in which four 747's can be worked on abreast but these can be lengthened another 13 feet should the need arise. The hangar is in use day and night therefore a great deal of attention was given to ensuring efficient lighting at a reasonable cost. One quarter of the room area is skylight and at night, 156 metal halid vapour lamps light up the whole working area. Heating tubes are embeded in the floor; radial roof air heat both floors and working areas. The building also has its own power supply. Other facilities include a large number of fire fighting gear; two tramrail underhung cranes; docking facilities; and a computer system which monitors servicing and maintenance of the entire fleet. The computer also does engine running time calculations, flight-hours registration, and spare parts inventory and movement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55403
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00179391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airport Services Management
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM