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Stressed arch supports resilient Clark facility
With the tropical climate of the Philippines in mind, Metrojet is building its new Clark facility in such a way as to manage typhoon and seismic loadings. It now has the roof structure in place.
The hangar roof structure is in place at Metrojet's new Clark facility which, when finished, will have space for up to 10 long range business jets.

Hong Kong-based Metrojet has reached a major construction milestone at its new hangar parking and maintenance facility in Clark, Philippines with the stress erection of the hangar roof structure.

The hangar facility has a clear span of 110m x 63m depth with a 21.5m height to the apex. The hangar has over 7,000 sqm of floor space and when completed will be able to accommodating up to 10 long range business jets including BBJs and ACJs.

Workshops, stores, staff and customer offices as well as available space for a dedicated FBO take up 2,500 sqm of a two-storey annex building at the rear of the hangar. Coupled with 11,000 sqm of apron area in front of the hangar and an exclusive taxiway, the completed facility is targeted to be operational in the second quarter of 2020.

The stressed arch technology used in the construction of the hangar facility has been designed to the highest International standards, including typhoon and seismic loadings that meet current Philippine codes. The system has been utilised in over a hundred aircraft hangars worldwide and is known for its structural stiffness, durability and cost efficiencies.

The facility will have a fully compliant NFPA 409 fire suppression system. Compressed air, 400hz power systems, general power and water are spread throughout the facility including floor pits within the hangar floor. Vertical lift doors will be used for the main hangar doors, giving a clear opening of 110m and ensuring the hangar is fully sealed and secure when the doors are closed.

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