Monarch Hangar, Birmingham

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd

RPS played a pivotal role in successfully delivering a new aircraft maintenance hangar at Birmingham Airport.

The new, state-of-the-art MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) facility was built to accommodate the servicing requirements of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Despite this massive 110,000ft2, facility being developed specifically to house two Dreamliner aircraft, flexibility is key and the cavernous, column free hangar space is can accommodate a mix of aircraft.

The hangar is supported by offices (c.25,000ft2), for fleet management plus specialist workshop space for the inspection/repair of modern composite materials. With approval from the CAA the Airside /Landside boundary was moved to ensure that works undertaken would:

not be subject to Airside’s stricter security measures,

minimise the opportunity / threat of FOD

have fewer restrictions on the use of cranes

reduce the opportunity for negative impact on the airport’s daily operations.

RPS assisted in the selection of Sisk Group to construct the facility and was also Employer’s Agent managing the delivery of the project to a challenging timetable.

A notable achievement in the Hangar’s construction was the installation of the ‘valley truss’ beam, at 4.2m deep it was the largest component, spanning 66m and weighing a staggering 80 tonnes.