The patented storage device saves land investment costs by 40% in addition to reducing delays, damages and high costs of manpower and operation while jockeying the aircraft.
It is the perfect solution for hangars susceptible to floods, located in extreme climates or any airports with limited or expensive land. Aircrafts are parked in a circular arrangement on a rotating disc to optimize space and operations. A hydraulic scissor-lift moves the aircraft five meters vertically between the two floors. In a conventional hangar it takes four men working for two hours to retrieve an aircraft. However, with the carousel system one worker can retrieve an aircraft from the lower deck in less than two minutes and from the upper desk in under seven minutes, which decreases manhours spent on parking and retrieval of an aircraft by 95%. As the system permits safe handling of the plane there are lower insurance and accident rates.
Pre-fabricated parts allow energy savings due to shorter installation times; the gross floor area is reduced by 70% so less energy for cooling is required. Possibility to integrate PV cells on the roof and facade of the project, also reduced costs in daily operation due to 300% decrease in plane parking time.
About the Energy Efficiency Award Challenge
The Energy Efficiency Award Challenge was organized by the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in June 2018. The Award Challenge intended to promote successful German-Singaporean partnerships in the building sector. The five projects that have been selected show how innovative German energy-efficient solutions have led to increased building quality, reduced energy costs and lower CO2 emissions levels in Singaporean buildings.
The one-day event comprised two site visits in the morning, a workshop in the afternoon and an evening reception. At the evening reception three of the five projects that made it to the finals have been awarded for the use energy-efficient technologies “made in Germany”.
The Energy Efficiency Award Challenge is part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to recognise the positive impact German solutions have on Singapore’s efforts to become more energy efficient.