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The new “East Hangar” is finished!

 

 

On Thursday 2 July 2009 at 4 pm, Alfred Lüthi, Chairman of the Administrative Council of Grenchen Airport, cere­moni­ally opened the East Hangar. The key was de­li­ve­red to him by a sky diver from Skydive Grenchen. Starting

   

    

 

immediately 12 business aircrafts can be conveniently and safely positioned in the hangar using two turntables. The opening was organised by the architect, Ivo Erard. 55 guests gathered together for the celebration.

 

Fabian Geissbühler from Skydive Grenchen flew by with the key for the new East Hangar ...

 

... and presented it to Alfred Lüthi, the Chairman of the Administrative Council of Grenchen Airport.

   

   

 

The hanger was ceremonially opened. The construction of the new hangar would never have been possible without the visionary thinking and generous support. Grenchen Airport extends its heartfelt thanks to all sponsors, suppliers and helpers who made this unique construction possible!

   

   

 

Important contributions to the construction of the East Hangar were made by (from left): Ivo Erard (Architect), Hugo Mathys (Mathys Aviation), Boris Banga, (Mayor of Grenchen), Alfred Lüthi (Chairman of the Administrative Council of Grenchen Airport) and Teddy Schneider (Breitling).

 

The turntables have a diameter of 32 metres each, which is unique worldwide! Each turntable has a self-weight of 100 tons and can bear aircrafts up to its own weight.

 

 

Figures:

 
        Hangar            Width  74 m
Length39 m
Height9.6 m
    
ForecourtWidth74 m
Length22 m
    
TurntableDiameter32 m
Area800 m²
    
Solar energy system

Photovoltaic
panels

850 units
    
     Roof

Roof beams made of bonded wood. Cover with OSB boards ready for flat roof covering.

    
Roof bearing structure

Ferwood framing system.
Laminated timber with inlayed steel ties.

    
     Walls

Prefabricated incl. exterior made of overlapping larch cladding.
Construction wood, bonded wood.

 

 
 

Planning & realisation:

 

        Architect            Ivo Erard Architekten + Planer AG, Grenchen
    
        Turntable            ALTO General Aviation Services, Germany
    
        Solar energy system            ADEV, Liestal
    
        Roof            Max Vogelsang AG, Wohlen

 

 

Previous newsletters about the East Hangar

 

24.03.2009   |   21.02.2009   |   16.09.2008

 

 

Pictures of the construction

 

Further pictures of the construction can be found in the picture gallery.

 

 

Plans

 

 
 
 
     
 
 
 

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