Farnborough airport opens sustainable hangar

Farnborough Airport has unveiled its state-of-the-art Domus III hangar, emphasizing sustainability and economic growth in the region.

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UK Aviation News reports that Farnborough Airport (FAB/EGLF) has officially opened its 17,000 square foot Domus III hangar, a cutting-edge facility that prioritizes sustainability. This milestone is part of a £55 million investment aimed at boosting local employment and economic development.

The Domus III hangar, spanning 300 meters and housing four bays, is designed to accommodate large private jets like the Global 7500 and the next-generation Falcon 10X. The facility also increases apron space, enhancing aircraft screening and parking capabilities.

Daylight dimming

Key sustainability features of Domus III include an intelligent lighting system with daylight dimming to maximize energy efficiency, and translucent automated doors that optimize natural light and facilitate easy aircraft access. These features reduce unnecessary emissions by improving aircraft maneuverability.

According to UK Aviation News, the project was completed on time and within budget, marking a significant achievement in the airport's history and its ongoing efforts to balance technological advancement with environmental responsibility.

Simon Geere, CEO of Farnborough Airport, expressed his pride in the new development: "Domus III represents a monumental leap forward in aviation hangar technology, setting new standards in the industry. This facility not only cements Farnborough Airport’s position as a premier hub but also reflects our commitment to environmental performance. We eagerly anticipate the positive impact it will have on the region's economic activity."