Fabric Structures as Flightline Sun Protection Shelters (FSPS)
Some of the pain points involved with safely storing aircraft include the unavailability of traditional hangars and the high costs of leasing space in multiple locations. That’s why fixed-base operators and military organizations seek out flightline sun protection shelters (FSPS) from Big Top. Our tensioned structures can be customized to virtually any size to accommodate your aircraft and can be anchored to nearly any foundation, not just concrete.
Superior Protection for Your Aircraft and Equipment
One of the key benefits of Big Top’s sunshades is the protective fabric roof, which blocks 99.95 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation to prolong the paint life and electronics of your aircraft. This also helps to protect your crew and keep them comfortable as they perform maintenance and other duties. Additionally, our fabric roofs are NFPA701 flame-retardant in accordance with the International Building Code.
Military-Grade FSPS from Big Top
Other benefits of our flightline sun protection shelters include:
- Cost savings – Our sunshades cost far less to build than traditional hangars and may also provide tax advantages.
- Mobility – Our shelters can be conveniently relocated around the airport or base using a crane.
- Weather protection – Our structures will stand strong in any type of weather and can even be engineered for heavy wind or snow loads.
Proudly Serving the U.S. Military
Big Top is honored to have provided the U.S. Military with our flightline sun protection shelters since our founding in 1979. Our sunshades and hangars help to ensure Mission Readiness and are compliant with U.S. Air Force Sunshade Management (AFSM), Air Force Instruction (AFI), and IBC as approved by USACE. They are also Berry Amendment compliant for military use.
To learn more about our flightline sun protection shelters, contact the industry experts at Big Top today.