Aviation Industry SheltersFAA Shelters That Meet Your Exact Needs
Shelter Works specializes in the design and fabrication of multi-colored, "frangible" equipment shelters that comply with FAA guidelines.
We have been serving the aviation industry for decades, providing customized solutions for both public and military airfield applications.
Shelter Applications Include
- Radar Systems
- Approach Lighting Systems
- Instrumentation Landing Systems (ILS)
- Collision Avoidance Systems
- Centerline Equipment
- Glide Slope Equipment
- Localizer Antenna Array VOR
Our field equipment shelters are patterned with the alternating FAA Orange and White colors outlined in the IACO’s Aerodrome Standards. They are designed to meet airfield frangibility requirements while maintaining our 25-year warranty and living up to our “Built for Life” motto.
These colors come from the same gelcoats we use in all our shelters. The gelcoat is molecularly bonded during the production process so there will be no chipping, flaking, peeling, or cracking of the color.
Watch the video to see how this is done.
Designing a building that will limit damage to an aircraft while still being strong enough to withstand hurricane-force winds is no easy task.
It certainly can’t be accomplished with shelters made from concrete or metal and while some wood construction may work, wood shelters are typically weaker and require significantly more maintenance than fiberglass shelters.
At Shelter Works, we have developed a solution. Our shelters are strong enough to withstand the rigors of the runway while being “crushable” enough to meet FAA frangibility standards.
Shelter Works’ proprietary wall construction does not utilize metal framing therefore reducing radio frequency interference. Our prefabricated fiberglass buildings can be constructed to accommodate multiple frequencies to help maximize signal reach and reception. Insulating materials can be increased for higher R-values while not diminishing RF Transparency.
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Features and Benefits
|Molded Surfaces with Encapsulated Core Materials||Improves strength, longevity, structural integrity and energy efficiency|
|Maintenance-Free Design||Lowest lifetime cost of ownership|
|50+ Year Lifespan with 25 Year Warranty||Provides confidence and peace of mind|
|Lightweight Design||Reduces freight and crane costs|
|Corrosion Resistant||Will not rust, rot, corrode or decay|
|Tamper-Resistant Construction||Increases shelter security|
|Impact Resistant||Absorbs impact without damage|
|Energy Efficient||Reduces operating and energy costs|
|UV Resistant||Minimizes fading and chalking on exterior surfaces|
|Exclusive FiberBeam™ Construction||Ultra-strong — pound for pound stronger than steel|
|Easy to Install||Cuts field construction time and labor costs|
|Graffiti-Resistant Finish||Ensures easy clean-up if shelter is tagged with paint|
|RF Transparent||Improves radio transmission signals|
|Field Erectable||Allows freedom to build on-site in hard-to-reach locations|
|Customizable||Provides unlimited size and features options.|
FFA Shelter Case Studies
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