FORSCOM Deployable Aircraft Maintenance Hangar

In 2002, FORSCOM began working with Cocoon, Inc. defining the requirements to build a deployable aircraft maintenance hangar which would support the war-fighter. The requirements that were developed for a hangar would fall within specified weight requirements, built to withstand certain load conditions and be quickly erected in hostile environments throughout the world without requiring heavy equipment.

In response, Cocoon, working with Rubb Building Systems, created the EFASS hangar as an innovative solution and FORSCOM placed their first order in September, 2004 for five EFASS 20.4 hangars. The hangar specifications were 67’ wide x 92’ long with a leg height of 14’ and peak of 27’ high which included a full lighting system. The contract included Cocoon, Inc. training eight L3 contractors in the erection of the hangars who then erected the hangars independently in Iraq. In September 2006, FORSCOM ordered six EFASS 25m @ 81’ wide x 118’ long x with a leg height of 19.6’ and a peak of 35.5’ high, to house a Chinook helicopter with blades. Two of the hangars were delivered to the 160th US Army Special Operations who contracted with Cocoon, Inc. to train ten of their soldiers in the erection of the hangars by installing a hangar on their compound at Ft. Campbell. Two Cocoon employees then joined the Special Operations erection team, deployed to Iraq and installed an EFASS 25m hangar on one of their forward installations. To date, Cocoon has hangars in Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ft. Campbell, Ft. Irwin, and at the Yakima, WA Training Center.

Deployable Hangar (EFASS) Features

  • Air transportable in 20’ container(s)
  • Rapid construction
  • Loads: Roof 20 psf, wind 40m/sec (90 mph steady, 110 mph 3 sec gust), withstands driving rain
  • Operates in worldwide climatic conditions
  • Deployable, relocatable, reusable
  • Doors operate by power and manually
  • Anchoring and anchoring kits for concrete and grade
  • Optional shrapnel liner
  • Supports optional 2-ton crane
  • Available 110-volt power distribution
  • Standardized and interchangeable components
  • Insulated PVC membrane: flame retardant, UV resistant, washable interior and exterior surface
  • Extruded aluminum structure
  • Full lighting and electrical package
  • Passed rigorous evaluation and testing, including blackout, erection time, maintenance, weight, durability, packaging
  • Optional translucent membrane