NZ – Massive new hangar in wood

Air New Zealand to build world’s largest single arch timber aircraft hangar – Air New Zealand will build a new 10,000 square metre hangar at its engineering base in Auckland. The airline said it would be the largest single span timber arch aircraft hangar in the world.

The new Hangar 4 will be one and a half times the size of the airline’s largest existing hangar. It will be able to house a wide body aircraft such as a Boeing 777-300 or 787- 9, and two narrow body aircraft such as an A320 or A321neo, at the same time.

It will be built at the airline’s Auckland engineering base at Geoffrey Roberts Road in Mangere. The roof will be double layer insulated allowing the hangar to retain heat without the need for heating.

The hangar will be a 5-6 “green star” building certified by the New Zealand Green Building Council. Green Star is an internationally-recognised rating system for the design, construction and operation of buildings.