Norwich International Airport, UK
Due to existing and new contracts, KLM UK Engineering Ltd needed an increase in the tail entry height and more available space in their existing hangar at Norwich International Airport.
The clear door height of the original hangar was only 9.2m, but the requirement was to be able to house a Boeing 737 with a tail height of 12.5m.
To achieve this, the design incorporated a 3 panel Megadoor and an extension with a depth of 10m, an eaves height 11.7m and an apex height of nearly 17m. With the middle fabric door section being 13.2m clear height and 10.2m width, and the panels either side reducing in height to 9m clear height but increasing in width to 17.5m the 737 could fit.
The main contractor for the project was May Gurney, and REIDsteel detailed, supplied and erected the extension. Once the job was completed, the client was able to accommodate the increased plane height and length at minimal additional cost.