How much do aircraft hangars cost? Well, naturally a significant part of the cost will depend upon what type of aircraft you want to house. If you buy a used Cessna 150, chances are you can get buy pretty cheaply. Housing a small aircraft like a Cessna 150 is not that much different than building a steel shed.
Yes, you will want a genuine prefab aircraft hanger that is tested to withstand high winds, but it won’t be so expensive.
On the other hand, if you want to house a large corporate aircraft like the Bombardier Global 5500, then you are looking at paying roughly $50 million just for the airplane.
In this case, either you buy or lease an existing hangar, or you have one custom-built for your use.
Of course, for our purposes, such hangers are way out of our league. There is an old saying in aviation, “If you can’t afford the hangar, you sure as can’t afford the airplane.”
However, frankly why have a hangar installed similar to Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne capable of seating 21,000 when all you want to do is house a small Cessna.
Aircraft hangers come in all sizes, with the vast majority of hangars being sold in the 20 x 20-foot variety.
Typically a prefab aircraft hanger will run around $15 to $25 per square foot, so you can calculate that a 20 x 20-foot hangar made out of steel will run roughly about $6,000 at the cheapest.
Here we’re just interested in the hangar itself and the concrete slab that holds the entire thing together.
Naturally, to put up an aircraft hangar you’ll need to either own or create a long term
The lease on the ground.
If you are leasing the ground beneath you, you actually do not own anything. If you vacate the vast majority of leases for an aircraft hanger, then if you vacate it, its not exactly movable. It will almost always stay put and remain with the landholder.
Most smaller airports, get a bulk rate deal and build between 10 and 40 hangars or more
which they lease out, from as little as $50 to as much as $300 or more.
So the average plane owner does rent or lease.
However, there are really good reasons for building, and that’s due to the fact that when you build, you get exactly what you want and need in a hangar.
Where is a great place to buy?
Fair Dinkum Builds at https://www.fairdinkumbuilds.com.au/products/commercial-products/aircraft-hangars/ is a great place to start.
You can choose your choice of up to 8 different building materials and you can choose hangars for both large and small aircraft.
Fair Dinkum hangars are easy to install and come with a 30-year warranty. It’s easy to obtain a quote from them and they have a number of hangars to choose from.