Kilimanjaro Hangar Space
Kilimanjaro International Airport has one of the biggest hangar facility in history of African aviation on his days, not even a debate. It is large enough to accommodate Boeing 787 or two ATR at once. Availability of nose pocket adjustment gives this hangar an extra credit to absorb the largest plane on earth, Airbus A380 to disappear completely on it.
The hangar facility trigonometred on 85 meters width, 63 meters length and 33 meters heights. It orchestrated by two electric doors weigh 40 tons each. They are very heavy, for them to move require 48 kilowatts from motors installed on each door. But thanks to this radian gear technology which gives ability to push them even with bear hands.
But behind this high tech puzzles lies a master mind, Mwl. Julius Kambarage Nyerere. The first president of United Republic of Tanzania. Undoubtedly, so clever. He succeeded to erect a flagship hangar facility in Africa. He had two ambitions to accomplish. First, to turn hundreds of acres into a gigantic hangar facility no one had imagine it could be; and second, to turn Kilimanjaro International Airport into a hub in aircraft maintenance in East and Central Africa.
Mwl. Julius Kambarage Nyerere ambitions took us back where the project started in October 1978, by architect design and drawings. After two (2) years, in 1980 architect designing came to an end and handed over to the main contractor, Airfact Airport facilities. A Holland Company alongside with other subcontractors, J.W Rador and B.V Holland where together they started the project of building it. Then, after five years of hard working (1980 – 1985), engineers and architect won the battle to accomplish this hangar facility with the following features on it:-
i. Training Room
ii. Quality Control Room
iii.Budget Control Room
iv. Production Room
v.Spare Parts Room
vi. Maintenance & Eng. Manager Room
vii. Secretariats Room
viii.Director of Operation Room
ix.Operation and Communication Room
x.Chief Pilot Room
xii. Spare Room
xiv.Canteen Hall etc.
Kilimanjaro International airport hangar facility remain to be extra ordinary features until today. You wont see this kind of facility in normal airport. Thus why all we agree whenever the future holds, even in this limbo of technology and moderation, but this facility remains to be one of the turning point, a flagship, in hangar history in Africa.
Why you should hangar with us
1. Massive hangarage space. Able to accommodates boeing 787
2. Excellent infrastructures
3. Few meter walks to the hotel facilities
4. Located in the heart of busiest aviation hub in the region
5. Adjacent to the VIP lounge
6. Prestigious terminal building