Nothing Is Stronger Than Steel Aircraft Hangars

Steel has incredible strength and makes it possible to span long
distances without interior load bearing supports.

Brooks Steel Buildings’ experienced engineers can design your steel aircraft hangar
to meet your needs. Whether you need to span a short distance or even 250’ widths
we can create an airplane hangar to meet your needs. Airplane hangars can be
small and only house your aircraft or can be large enough to house other
equipment handy for repairs and maintenance.

Aircraft Hangars Have Special Feature Requirements

Aircraft hangars often require higher eave heights, clear-span
widths, and large sliding doors, among other special features
including mezzanines.

Higher Eave Heights

As planes, helicopters, and other aircraft need to move in and out of the aircraft hangar
freely the hangar must provide enough clearance. Steel buildings allow for higher eaves
and still provide the strength and security needed to protect your aircraft.

Clear-span Widths

A steel building hangar is the perfect structural option for airplane hangars. The strength of
steel allows wider spans across the width of the hangar allowing a column-free interior.
Brooks Steel Buildings engineers can customize your hangar to meet the widths you need
for your aircraft hangar.

Custom Doors

While bi-fold doors are the most popular door type for hangar buildings there are many options for hangar doors including sliding doors, curtain stacking doors, and hydraulic doors. 

Bi-fold doors fold in half horizontally and allow you to move your aircraft quickly and easily in and out of your hangar. Bi-fold doors are reliable and durable offering great protection from harsh weather to keep your aircraft safe. 

Sliding doors also known as bottom rolling doors roll on wheels that are fitted to the bottom of the door and roll on rails that are embedded into the floor system. Sliding doors are a good option for large aircrafts.

Curtain staking doors are solid sliding doors used for many aircraft hangars. These industrial doors can be pocketed curtain stacking doors that slide into an opening or housing compartment where they fold and stack. This compartment is usually added to the front of the building to not take away from the interior space of the building. The curtain stack door is enabled by a quick turn of the handles located on every other panel.

Hydraulic Doors are great options for any aircraft hangar. They are especially beneficial for low clearance hangars as they lay flat allowing you to make better use of your headspace.


Second floor mezzanines can be incorporated into your aircraft hangar design. Mezzanines allow for living quarters, offices, sitting areas, etc. Increase your usable square feet by adding a Mezzanine.


A popular look for airplane hangars is adding a parapet. This improves aesthetics and brings a level of sophistication to an aircraft hangar. A parapet wall is wall panels that continue past the eave line to a given elevation. Parapet walls are different than mansards/facades as they have no projection.

Benefits of Building a Steel Airplane Hangar!

Protect your aircraft investments with a steel aircraft hangar designed to fit your hangar needs.
  • The incredible strength of steel makes it the ideal building material for airplane hangars. 
  • Column-free clear span widths allow for open interiors
  • Strength of steel allows for higher eave heights
  • Steel offers extra protection from extreme weather such as high winds, heavy snows, lightning, and earthquakes.
  • Reduced fire hazards