Maintenance facility hangar of Luxembourg airport

Maintenance facility hangar of Luxembourg airport

Luxembourg | DuPont de Nemours

Cargolux is the largest European all-cargo airline. This new maintenance hangar located in the immediate vicinity of Luxembourg airport provides Cargolux with the necessary high-tech tools and environment to maintain its growing modern fleet.

The building, which is 200 meters wide, 90 meters deep and 42 meters high, will offer room for two B747-size wide-bodied aircrafts and will include space for all necessary workshops. Next to it, a separate building will house energy facilities and a canteen.

The heavy loads related to the planes traffic require a strong and stabilized basement of the platform.

Luxembourg | DuPont de Nemours

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More than 150,000 m³ of aggregates have been moved during the earthwork. The  sandstone-made sub-grade used for leveling and covering the natural subsoil could be up to 2m high. The 30cm high base course was made of high furnace slag. The separation between slag and sandstone was crucial to stabilize the complete structure. Even more crucial was the resistance to damage during installation as heavy construction equipment was required for moving the materials.

In addition to its excellent separation and filtration performance, the high energy absorption potential of DuPont™ Typar® SF geotextile provided the required resistance during the installation process.

Thanks to its high initial modulus, DuPont™ Typar® SF will stabilize the hangar basement and reduce significantly rut formation even when exposed to regular heavy planes traffic.

The long-term durability of DuPont™ Typar® SF geotextiles will ensure the product performs as expected during the entire service life of this equipment.