Size: 50' x 50' (15.2m x 15.2m)
Fabric Aircraft Hangars, and Aircraft Maintenance and
Aircraft Storage Fabric Covered Buildings
Fabric Covered Buildings
Versatility is Valuable for Aircraft Hangars
Since 1971, Canadian
Airmotive has provided aviation products and services to the
aviation industry around the world. Its product offering
includes clean air heaters, invented and manufactured by
Canadian Airmotive and sold to militaries in Canada, the
United States, and other militaries abroad.
manufacturing facility located at the Ottawa Airport,
Canadian Airmotive is home to a fabric covered helicopter
hangar, originally purchased for cold air storage. Most
recently, the company has decided to have the aircraft
fabric building insulated, add bi-fold doors, and utilize it
year-round not only as a fabric aircraft hangar but a fabric
covered building used as an aircraft maintenance shop as
well. "We're quite happy with this aircraft fabric
building," says Ron Williams, president, "it's a bright
place to work. We are going to end up with an approximate
R-12 insulation factor, and then we'll put some heat in this
aircraft fabric building, some fans and so forth, so it can
be used on a year-round basis."
by 50' fabric aircraft hangar building provides Canadian
Airmotive with 2500 square feet of working space. The fabric
structure includes a small office with all the necessary
operational requirements including fax, internet, and phone.
"We have no objections from the staff working in this
aircraft fabric building, they find it bright and cheerful,"
says Williams. "It's cool in the summertime, and it doesn't
get exceedingly hot. Even in January and February, without
insulation, we find that if it's a nice sunny day, the
aircraft fabric building is not that cold inside from the
radiant heat of the sun."
years ago, when Canadian Airmotive needed a helicopter
storage building, Williams looked into using a fabric
building structure. "Interestingly enough, I saw fabric
covered buildings start to pop up around the neighborhood. I
pulled in at the Heather Hills Golf Course, three or four
miles from here to ask questions about their fabric covered
buildings. Two and a half months later, we had this
aircraft fabric building up and running."
The aircraft fabric building size was
carefully selected to maximize storage space for the
aircraft. "We selected this size building because we operate
a 3 bladed rotor system which requires a minimum of a 30
foot door expansion to get in the aircraft fabric building
and leave the rotor blades on," says Williams. "We've had as
many as 9 aircraft in this fabric building and still have
plenty of room to walk around, maintain and work on the
aircraft, open the accessory doors and so forth."
The helicopter fabric
storage hangar building has proven to be an efficient
storage space and its versatility will now prove to be
beneficial as a fabric aircraft maintenance building
for Canadian Airmotive. The features of the fabric building
are ideal for both applications.
"Everybody's quite amazed at how bright and solid it is even
in the most windy conditions that we get here in Ottawa,"
shares Williams. "And we have not had condensation in this
fabric building accumulate to the amount where it actually
drips. We don't at this time have any extra fans to evacuate
the air in the fabric structure. We've had it for 5 years
now, had absolutely no problems with it, and we're quite
satisfied with our aircraft fabric building and its
"Everybody's quite amazed at how
bright and solid this aircraft fabric building is even in
the most windy conditions that we get here in Ottawa."
Williams, President, Canadian Airmotive