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Aircraft hangar gets a lift

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A whole raft of equipment, including two 100t capacity mobile cranes, have been used to lift the 90m long trusses for a new hangar at Kent’s Biggin Hill Airport.

Working for main contractor Civils Contracting, the five month project, which began in January, will see John Reid & Sons constructing a stylish new aircraft hangar to house jets for private charter.

The equipment is on hire from Hewden and also included five 80-foot mobile access platforms and a 13m telehandler.

Hewden has been involved from the outset of the job, helping to plan all plant equipment requirements. This has included factoring in the site’s ground conditions, the weight of the beams and the lift height to specify the ideal equipment type, size and reach.

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