Internal view of MRO hangar at Newquay Cornwall Airport with flybe airplane inside
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Newquay Cornwall Airport MRO Hangar

Newquay Cornwall Airport, UK

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Aerohub hangar takes off

Delivered in 2014, this Rubb aviation hangar was constructed at Aerohub, a UK aerospace-focused Enterprise Zone, based in Newquay, Cornwall. The project was managed by Cornwall Council and funded by the Council and the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

Initially used as a large, custom-designed space for Apple Aviation Group’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, the hangar is now ran by STS Aviation Group after their acquisition of Apple Aviation in 2019.

Rubb constructed the main steel framework for the hangar and then fixed Thermohall® insulated PVC cladding to the structure to create its roof and walls. The Rubb hangar has the capacity to accommodate the storage and MRO functions of large fixed wing aircraft, such as a Boeing 737 and an Airbus A320. A wide vertical lifting fabric Megadoor provides access to the hangar.

Flagship facility

Ian Hindmoor, Rubb UK’s Managing Director, had this to say: “We are very excited about completion of the project. This is another flagship facility which uses new Rubb technology such as the Thermohall® insulated cladding.

“The project itself came with various challenges, including the exposed nature of the site. However, by working together with the contractors and clients, we have managed to achieve a top-flight aircraft hangar we are all very happy with. The high specifications including the materials, engineering, Megadoor technology and internal services will ensure the MRO hangar will be used for many years to come.”

External view of MRO hangar at Newquay Cornwall airport with door closed

Our MRO facility at Aerohub will include aircraft storage and recycling space and we look forward to building relationships with the local community and businesses in addition to contributing to the economy in the South West.

Commercial Director, Apple Aviation Bernard Longman

The speed and flexibility of the Rubb hangar construction has enabled the airport to develop new hangarage and respond quickly to a key customer’s requirements. This has been critical in order for business to be undertaken in a competitive marketplace and puts NQY firmly on the MRO map with the capability to attract airlines to the facility.

Managing Director, Newquay Cornwall Airport Al Titterington