UK-based Jewers Doors will supply its latest Esavian doors for a third hangar at Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre (HKBAC), located at Hong Kong International Airport.
The HKBAC is Asia’s premier executive aviation support facility for those who own, operate or charter business aircraft. Jewers first designed, manufactured and installed Esavian doors in the company’s first hangar in 1997.
The latest hangar will hold six to eight aircraft and Jewers will supply a set of Esavian Type 126 sliding doors to enclose an opening measuring 249ft (76m) wide by 28ft (8.5m) high. Esavian doors incorporate sophisticated electronic controls and many safety features. They are also environmentally friendly, complying with the demanding Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), internationally recognised, green building certification system.
Managing Director Chris Jewers said: “The Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre is one of a number of high profile projects we have worked on recently. These have undoubtedly enhanced the reputation of Jewers Doors such that we are now world market leaders in hangar doors. That’s not bad for a family-owned, UK-based manufacturing company!”
Jewers Doors has been supplying doors for all sizes of hangars for many years (including 66 doors for Boeing 747 hangar bays) and in the last decade has boosted its standing worldwide by supplying doors for the majority of new ‘super hangars’ – built to accommodate Airbus A380 aircraft. It is also winning contracts in new markets, including Azerbaijan, Turkey and Tanzania, while maintaining a strong presence in the UK and Middle East.