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Tag: Aircraft Hangars

Ground Support – -Four Hangars – Hazards, Differences, and Protection Requirements

Ground Support Four Hangars – Hazards, Differences, and Protection Requirements By: Aaron Johnson There are four primary types of hangars that may be encountered within aviation environments. These hangar types are storage and servicing: manufacturing; paint; and unfueled. Each of these hangar use categorizations has its own specific set of construction and fire protection requirements. […]

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GROUND SUPPORT… Risk Based Support

GROUND SUPPORT… Risk Based Support Hangar Fire Protection: Is it time for a new approach? A fleet of five Navy attack F/A-18s are undergoing maintenance and modifications in a hangar in north Florida. Without warning, the airplane hangar fire suppression system is activated and discharges its high-expansion fire-retardant foam onto the aircraft below. At a […]

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Electrical Hazard Areas in Aircraft Hangars

Electrical Hazard Areas in Aircraft Hangars By: Aaron Johnson On a late Sunday night in April, fire crews rush to the scene of a heavy structure fire. They arrive on scene to find a fire in an aircraft hangar that “rapidly progressed to the point that an interior attack was not possible. Crews mounted a […]

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