Farnborough Airport To Add New Major Hangar Complex

 - August 1, 2022, 2:37 PM
An artist rendering shows the design for the new 175,000-sq-ft hangar complex to be built at London-area Farnborough Airport. When completed early in 2024, the environmentally-friendly structure will bring the airport to 415,000 sq ft of aircraft storage space. (Image: Farnborough Airport)

The UK’s Farnborough Airport has contracted with firms McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth for the design and construction of a new $67.4 million (£55 million) hangar complex that will increase its available aircraft shelter by 73 percent.

The new project, named Domus III, will add 175,000 sq ft of hangar space that will be able to accommodate the latest ultra-long-range business jets. It will be built to BREEAM environmental standards with translucent automated doors extending the entire length of the building to optimize natural light. The unhindered access afforded by the door design will help simplify aircraft handling activities and reduce unnecessary emissions.

“We want to be known as a global showcase for airport sustainability and the new hangar has been meticulously designed with this in mind,” said Simon Geere, Farnborough’s CEO. “The investment will also provide a substantial boost for employment and economic growth in the region, while continuing our journey in providing the very best-in-class facilities to our customers.”

Construction is slated to commence this month with a plan that is not expected to impact operations at the dedicated business aviation airport. The hangar complex is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024.