We understand the aviation and aerospace industry is a competitive field that relies on a variety of facilities constructed to high and exact standards. Industry contractors must be skilled at constructing and maintaining large-scale buildings and components, from terminals to commercial space launch facilities. Aircraft and spacecraft production continues to increase, making this a growing and important field with strong financial support.
To complete aviation projects that are up to industry specifications, you’ll need access to a variety of specialized equipment. You can rent earthmoving equipment if you need to lay the foundation for runways and ground support buildings. You’ll need a boom lift to work on components in expansive aircraft hangars. Regardless of your needs, we can help you find the equipment to provide your aviation and aerospace solutions.
Aviation and aerospace facilities encompass a wide range of structures. These include airports and bases, air carriers, airport towers, air traffic control centers, flight service and maintenance stations, hangars, simulation centers, launch facilities, cargo facilities, ground support, storage, communications centers, security, infrastructure, and more. These buildings and facilities support a variety of aviation design, manufacturing, and maintenance services.
Two main characteristics of many aerospace and aviation buildings are their immense height and clearance. Most service stations, hangars, and other aircraft facilities won’t have much internal support or columns. The building’s dimensions are guided by the type of aircraft or machinery housed within. Doors and other features are complex and often customized.
Pieces of equipment needed to support these types of facilities include:
During every phase of the construction process, you must comply with current aviation security and safety standards. It often takes extra time to get all your tools and equipment cleared and onto the worksite. You must also adhere to stringent fire, building, and zoning codes. To help expedite the process, BigRentz can help you determine exactly what you need to construct or maintain your flight facility.
Over the years, the industry has witnessed the evolution of aviation and aerospace construction to meet upgraded security requirements and sustainability goals. Among these is the Energy Independence and Security Act requirement that all new commercial construction, including aviation and aerospace facilities, reach net-zero energy use by 2030. Existing buildings must upgrade to net-zero within 20 years.
In addition to instituting eco-friendly and energy-efficient building practices, the aviation and aerospace industry has continued to ramp up the temperature and humidity requirements in structures housing aircraft. For manufacturers to assemble and maintain planes and equipment properly and safely, they must have stable indoor temperatures and dry, compressed air. Thus, humidity control and ventilation are critical components of building design. Many operations also prohibit direct sunlight exposure on parts and equipment. So, while some aviation and aerospace facilities benefit from skylights and daylighting to illuminate their massive structures, others rely solely on interior lights.
Aviation facilities must be maintained regularly and according to stringent codes for the integrity of the equipment and parts as well as the safety of the people involved. One of the main components of the maintenance of aviation and aerospace facilities is HVAC performance. The advanced HVAC systems in these spaces must perform at their best, which requires routine servicing. Contractors hired to assess the HVAC and ventilation might need to access hard-to-reach areas, necessitating equipment such as a push-around manlift.
Maintenance also includes standard cleaning, building repairs, and infrastructure improvements. You might need a scissor lift, for instance, to replace light fixtures and bulbs in tall hangars, maintenance stations, and storage facilities. A straight or articulating boom lift will make washing windows in terminals and air traffic towers safe and easy.
Aviation and aerospace companies expect solution providers to work quickly and efficiently, without compromising security or safety. BigRentz can help you achieve these goals by sourcing just the equipment you need for as long as you need it — be it a day, a week, or a month — from one of our more than 8,000 rental locations nationwide. Let us help you determine which pieces will help you design or maintain your next launch pad or simulation center.