Big Top’s Sunshades Provide Many Benefits for FBOs and Military Bases
Fabric sunshades from Big Top are a beneficial alternative to metal T-hangars for fixed-based operators (FBOs) and the military. First, they are far less expensive to construct. In fact, a recent study revealed that one permanent airplane hangar costs as much as 18 of our sunshades. But, cost savings are just the beginning.
Protect Your Aircraft from Harmful UV Rays
The hallmark feature of our sunshades is the fabric roof, which is designed to block 99.95 percent of harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. Aircraft that are left out in the sun not only become too hot to touch, making it difficult for personnel to perform maintenance, but their electronics can be damaged and their paint can quickly fade. Our fabric roofs, however, help to maintain an interior temperature that is on average 15 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. This will help keep your staff cool and comfortable as they go about their duties, and will prolong the life of your aircraft’s equipment and paint.
Additionally, our fabric roofs are translucent and will allow in plenty of natural light to eliminate the need for artificial lighting, saving on energy costs. They are also NFPA701 flame-retardant.
What Size Sunshade Do You Need?
Big Top can build a fabric structure of nearly any size to protect your aircraft, whether you need a simple sunshade for a single plane or helicopter, or a large hangar to house an entire fleet. We can also include a rail system to easily relocate the structure if needed.
To learn more about how we can design a sunshade to meet your needs, and how you can possibly take advantage of tax benefits, contact Big Top today. We are approved by the USACE as being compliant with US Air Force Sunshade Management (AFSM), Air Force Instruction (AFI), and IBC. Our fabric sunshades are also Berry Amendment compliant for military use.