An Overview of Custom Aircraft Canopies

January 10, 2022

What is the purpose of having a canopy for your aircraft, and why should you seek out a custom aircraft canopy if you’re considering making the investment?

Aircraft enthusiasts must consider more than just the features of different planes or jets. Aircraft hangars are also important for keeping your aircraft in good condition during storage.

Custom aircraft canopies and hangars allow you to meet your aircraft’s exact needs based on its sizes and specifications. You can customize the interior and exterior to fit not just those logistical needs, but also your desired aesthetics, which makes for a more personalized space.

Here’s a quick look at some of the ways people design their custom aircraft canopies to meet their needs and protect their aircraft.

Exterior customization

The first decision you need to make is the type of material you’re going to use. The vast majority of hangars are designed with concrete, metal or wood; of those, the most common is steel due to its ability to hold up to extreme weather and moisture.

You should also select any exterior accessories that you may find beneficial for your hangar. For example, certain types of canopies can be used to shield the aircraft from the sun and from adverse weather conditions. You may also consider eave extensions that prevent moisture from getting into the hanger and potentially causing structural damage.

Finally, consider some of the aesthetics. You should consider any custom colors or designs you want. Corporate clients will generally use their own branding, but individual aircraft owners may have their own tastes and ideas.

Interior customization of aircraft hangars

Interior designs for custom hangars and canopies will primarily be influenced by the type of aircraft you’ll be storing there. First and foremost, it’s critical to make sure you have sufficient space for the aircraft, both for storage and for being able to maneuver it in and out in all possible directions. There should also be plenty of room for maintenance teams to come in and perform any necessary repairs or maintenance work inside the hangar.

All of the walls inside the hangar should be properly insulated to protect the aircraft against massive swings in temperature throughout the year. You can also add in some liner panels that will provide further protection to that insulation and do even more to prevent extreme temperatures from potentially wreaking havoc on your equipment.

Our team at ABC Awning Company is capable of providing you with all of the custom work and accessories you need for your custom aircraft canopies. If you have an idea in mind for a design or for the types of features you’d like to include, we encourage you to contact our team, and we will be happy to provide you with a quote and discuss the scope of work with you.

Get in touch with us at any time to learn more—we look forward to assisting you with your project and are eager to help you bring your aviation dreams to life.

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