Continuing its long-standing involvement with hangar
projects on RAF bases, Jewers Doors has designed, manufactured and installed its
world renowned Esavian doors on the new 24,000m2
hangar at RAF Brize
Norton. Used to maintain Airbus A400 Atlas four-engine military transport
aircraft, which have a wingspan of 42.5 metres, the three-bay hangar will also
accommodate C17 Globemaster freight and A330 Voyager personnel aircraft and
includes a three-storey office facility.
The hangar has a Defence Related Environmental Assessment
Method (DREAM) rating of ‘Very Good’ which is complemented by the highly
insulated, low air leakage, Esavian doors.
Speaking about the project, director Jonathan Jewers, said:
“We are exceptionally pleased to have such a long history of hangar door
projects with the Ministry of Defence, the latest Esavian doors at Brize Norton
are some of the most highly specified doors we have supplied.”
Jewers Doors, which is based in Bedfordshire and has clients
around the globe, has been installing doors in military hangars of all sizes
since 1914 – indeed the name Esavian has origins that date back more than 100
years. The Esavian Type 126 steel-framed, horizontally sliding doors are the
flagship of the range and because of their unlimited span and unrivalled
performance have been installed on many the largest aircraft hangars in the
In 2009 Jewers Doors supplied their Esavian doors for the
RAF’s Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) air-to-air refuelling and air
transport capability hangar at RAF Brize Norton.