Standard inflatable shelters

We carry standard shapes and sizes for most mainstream aircraft. Some held in stock, most made to order.

Standard Inflatable Aircraft Shelters

Our original standard, inflatable aircraft shelters quickly encapsulate the engine, windscreen and fuselage of most aircraft in minutes making it the smarter alternative to the traditional aircraft maintenance hangar. Fully protect both people and planes. Quick and easy to install. Compact enough to fly and store anywhere.

Types of Inflatable Aircraft Shelters

  • C17 Engine Change Shelter

    Even our largest engine change shelters can be inflated within minutes. This video was shot mid-Winter, in Northern Canada. Temperature -26° C (-15F).

  • B747 Outboard Aircraft Shelter

    When you don't have a hangar to take your aircraft to, the next best thing is to take one of our protective aircraft shelters to your plane instead.

  • Engine Change Shelters

    Precision fit models to suit all Boeing, Airbus and Embraer aircraft. Other models can be offered on request.

    Our best selling, patented Engine Change Shelters will save you money by reducing the downtime involved in moving aircraft from the ramp to the hangar whilst providing a simple solution for aircraft recovery tasks.

    • Lightweight, portable, and easily set-up with a small maintenance crew
    • Simple and straightforward to install without the need for prior training
    • Reduces recovery costs by saving money on hangar rentals
    • Provides a safe, controlled and private outdoor working environment

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    Models to suit all Boeing, Airbus and Embraer aircraft. Other models can be offered on request.

    These aircraft maintenance shelters are used for several tasks including radome maintenance, windshield replacement, nose landing gear inspection and aluminium/composite panel repair work. Some models enclose the main door and airstairs.

    • Provides vital protection to cockpit avionics during windshield changes
    • May be heated or cooled to attain the correct working temperature for adhesives and sealants
    • Translucent shelter fabric ensures adequate light levels without the need for artificial lighting
    • Allows maintenance staff to complete the job without external distractions

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    Shelters vary in weight, usually between 70 and 200 kg.

    Fuselage shelters are ideal for window maintenance and repairs, sheet-metal or composite repairs, application and removal of decals, localized spray painting and door/cargo handling mechanism maintenance and inspections.

    • Our trusted inflatable aircraft shelter offers a professional appearance when work needs to be done on-ramp
    • Large surface area is ideal for placement of company logo/slogans etc
    • Ideal for keeping your hangar free of contaminants during composite repairs or painting
    • Large enough to accommodate staging or scissors lifts

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    All types of propeller driven aircraft and for windshield, nose and radome maintenance (with optional rear door).

    These aircraft shelters are extensively used by both the military and civilian operators for tasks including propeller removal, inspection, lubrication and maintenance applications.

    • Models available for all propeller diameters
    • Quick release fittings on the rear door enable it to be closed up around the nacelle without going on-wing
    • Sufficient interior space to incorporate small Genie or other scissors-lifts
    • Hot air can be introduced into the shelter via ducts provided to control the environment

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    Cleaning, fuselage repairs, radome repairs, decal and window work.

    One of our smallest yet most functional aircraft shelters, this multi-purpose unit provides an enclosed and portable work space on top of your scissors lift or mobile elevated work platform.

    • May be used on all points of the aircraft which are accessible from a work platform or boom lift
    • Can usually be installed by one or two people
    • Designed to allow the work platform to be driven with the shelter in place
    • Multi-purpose with removable top, sides & roof for slat, flap, stab, under-wing and tail repairs etc

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What our clients say

The job could not have been done without the shelter as it was absolutely essential to have dry conditions for the particular engine. It is an amazing piece of kit!

British Midlands

A319 Engine change shelter

You saved our fingers in Cordova, Alaska - 3 days and 3° Fahrenheit, No Injuries! .... Thanks!

Alaska Airlines

B737 Engine Change shelter