Have Your Military Aircraft Hangar Custom Made by Big Top Fabric Structures

Military Aircraft Hangar

At Big Top Fabric Structures, one of our specialties is manufacturing affordable, custom-made military aircraft hangars to protect aircraft from the elements and ensure mission readiness for military operations. In fact, Big Top’s fabric structures are approved by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as being compliant with US Air Force Sunshade Management (AFSM), Air Force Instruction (AFI), and International Building Code (ICB). They are also Berry Amendment compliant.

Benefits of Our Military Aircraft Hangars

There are many advantages that come with choosing Big Top to make your military aircraft hangar. Specifically, our fabric structures are:

  • Durable – Every Big Top fabric aircraft hangar is supported by a galvanized steel frame and covered with flame-retardant PVC vinyl fabric in your choice of 18-, 22-, or 28-ounce weight.
  • Easy to install – With the help of our installation guide and/or phone support, our hangars can be erected by your own team of laborers, or we can handle assembly with our turnkey installation services. Our military aircraft hangars do not require a concrete foundation and can be anchored directly to the flight line.
  • Portable – Because they don’t require permanent foundations, our fabric buildings can be relocated to different military bases when needed. They can also be moved intact within a base’s footprint with a crane.
  • Customizable – HVAC systems, flooring, and specialty doors are but a few of the additional features that we can add to your hangar.

Exceptional Protection From the Sun

The fabric cover of Big Top’s military aircraft hangars is formulated to repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation, offering superior sun protection for personnel and helping to maximize the lifespan of equipment electronics and paint jobs. This phenomenal thermal performance also helps our fabric hangars maintain an interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than the temperature outside, keeping staff comfortable as they perform their maintenance duties throughout the day.

Natural Illumination

Another unique benefit of the fabric cover is that it is translucent and allows sunlight to illuminate the interior. This eliminates the need for artificial lighting, leading to significant energy savings when compared to traditional metal T-hangars that require electric lighting.

Other Cost-Saving Benefits

Big Top’s military aircraft hangars require fewer materials to build than permanent hangars, and they can be assembled at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day, making them a cost-effective alternative. Plus, our fabric structures can be registered as equipment with the IRS, which may lead to tax benefits.


In addition to full-size military aircraft hangars, Big Top also makes a lighter flight line sunshade. This open-ended structure is perfect for shading aircraft on the tarmac and less expensive than a fully enclosed hangar.

Agile Combat Employment (ACE) Operations

Thanks to the versatility of our fabric hangars and sunshades, they are the ideal solution for ACE operations that require regionally based cluster preposition (RBCP) kits at satellite military bases around the world.

To learn more about why you should consider Big Top for your military aircraft hangar, contact us today.

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