We’re going to assume you know what a floating hangar door system is if you’re reading this article but just in case you don’t, it is a series of leaves that move horizontally within the opening. There are no pockets to concede like a biparting hangar door.

The Devil is in the detail

Simply providing a floor plan of a floating door configuration will lead to an imbalance of bids from hangar door manufacturers. Some cheap, some expensive.

Accurate instructions in the hangar door specifications, that reflect how the floating door can be moved by a human will ensure that bids are equal, and hangar door functionality isn’t questioned by the owner, when it’s already too late.

Simple floating doors have the “open” “close” “stop” button. More advanced floating systems must have buttons that include “group left, group right, call left, call right, extend left and extend right”.

Ensure your aircraft hangar door is bid and manufactured correctly, by asking your basis of design to provide a set of door specifications that provide this level of information specifically in the control panel section.

If you would like a set of specifications from AeroDoor please ask. There is no charge. We can use that chance to show you animations of various floating door configurations, which allow you to qualify you’re using the right one for your project.

The devil is in the detail.

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Paul has over 14-years of sales and marketing experience in the hangar door industry. Prior to this, Paul spent 8 years working in a sales division of Apple Inc, where skills in supply chain, selling and customer service were taught at a multinational level.