4 reasons why hangars are better than tie-downs

23 May 2016   Aircraft Maintenance

When you own an aircraft, there’s one question that stands out above the rest: “What is the best way to store it?” These airplanes and jets are expensive investments and keeping them in good condition means storing them safely and securely – and that means choosing a hangar over a tie-down, says Monmouth Executive Airport, NJ. Here’s why:

  1. Hangars keep your aircraft out of the elements: One of the most costly aspects of owning an aircraft is the constant maintenance and repairs they require to keep them safely in the air. Having your aircraft tied down means that it is exposed to a constant barrage of the elements – burning sunshine, snow, hail and rain – that causes maintenance costs to substantially increase.
  2. Make repairs and maintenance easier: It’s a lot easier to work on your aircraft when it’s in a hangar alongside your tools and equipment and out of the weather. You can take as long as you need to perform your repairs without worrying about tidying up your site or that storm rolling in on the horizon.
  3. Get a break on your insurance: Keeping an aircraft in a hangar is much the same as keeping your car in a garage and, similarly, insurance companies are happy to give you a discount for storing your aircraft in a hangar rather than outdoors.
  4. It’s not always the expensive option you think it is: For obvious reasons, hangars are more expensive than tie-downs – however, that isn’t the end of the story. When you calculate in your reduced insurance costs, and reduced maintenance and repair costs, the increased price is well worth it. And, while you can opt for a private hangar with your own office space, there are more affordable communal hangars and competitive leasing options available.

Hangar space at Monmouth Executive Airport – Available now 

Whether you decide on buying or leasing a communal or custom private hangar, Monmouth Jet Center can assist you. With hangar space available immediately as well as competitively priced leasing and construction deals, your airplane or private jet will soon be housed safely and protected from the elements.

In addition to our aircraft storage solutions, we offer you access to affordably priced aviation fuel (including AVGas and Jet-A), high-end amenities, 24-hour operations, servicing and maintenance crews, and the longest private runway in the country at 7300 feet. Just over an hour’s drive from Manhattan and located outside of high-traffic Class B airspace, we offer you a world-class airport and flying experience.

For more information about Monmouth Jet Center in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.