Shannon Group plc is on target to complete a new €18 million, more than 8500 m2 specialist aircraft painting hangar at Shannon Airport capable of accommodating some of the world’s largest aircraft at the end of 2019. The construction of the wide-body hangar is Shannon Group’s largest construction project to-date and will be Ireland’s first aircraft hangar to be developed in almost 20 years.
Shannon Group will lease the hangar to IAC – International Aerospace Coating, a leading global aircraft painting, interiors and graphics specialist. The project involves the construction of a steel framed wide-body aircraft paint hangar and internal ancillary office space, workshops, plant rooms and storage space within the airport lands at Shannon Airport. The new hangar will be the only hangar in Ireland with the capability to accommodate multiple aircraft types up to and including, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Over 190 metres of new taxiway to facilitate aircraft movements is also being undertaken as part of the project. Environmental sustainability is an important part of Shannon Group’s development objectives. Sustainability and efficiency were key parameters in the design process of the new hangar, with all maintenance and engineering equipment chosen for maximum efficiency. The new hangar will feature LED lighting, maximum transparent panels in the roof for natural light, an air recirculation system for the extraction system and a heat recovery system for exhaust air.

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