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hangar queen

1. An aircraft that spends more time being serviced or requiring maintenance than it does flying. The new stealth jet was a promising addition to the Air Force's fleet, but due to its frequent breakdowns, it has proved to be more of a hangar queen than a useful plane.
2. An airplane that is permanently grounded so that its parts may be used to repair other aircraft. I loved my first plane, but as I began buying more, it became a mere hangar queen to replace the parts of the newer ones.
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He said the jet hangars will likely be used by people in the energy industry since it's doing better.
The airport authority owns the land where Hangar 11 would go up.
Cerulean Aviation has opened two new hangars as part of its general aviation operations at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.
The company has plans to build another hangar in the future.
'The Miaa is not driving them from their hangar, but we will not issue access pass to their personnel if they insist on not paying their rentals,' Monreal stressed.
Around this time Remote Alaska Solutions was constructing a hangar at Merrill Field using ICF (insulated concrete form) walls, which Lake Hood Hangars was able to examine in action.
"We are delighted to complete our new carbon-neutral Hangar 8 development on time and on schedule," Mr Axtmann said.
The area surrounding the hangar originated as a shipping center due to its location along the Dismal Swamp Canal and its proximity to the Pasquotank River and the Albemarle Sound, serving first as a mercantile city before developing into an industrial one.
As we got into our hangar research we were amazed at the number of companies that sell pre-engineered hangars, many offering turnkey erection.
The hangar is part of a $15 million total investment at Sharjah International that saw Gama Aviation open an executive terminal at the airport in July 2014.
The newly converted paint hangar has additional chillers installed for enhanced air conditioning and temperature control, improved thermal insulation, and an efficient drainage system to suit stripping and painting requirements.
JAKARTA, Oct 1, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - As a continuous business expansion program, designed to cope with the increased demands in narrow body aircraft maintenance, Garuda Maintenance Facilities (GMF) AeroAsia, a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, has completed the construction of Hangar 4, the world's biggest narrow body aircraft hangar with a maintenance capacity of up to 16 narrow body aircraft including one bay for aircraft painting.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-June 11, 2015-Skanska awarded SEK310m contract to build helicopter hangar in Sweden for SEK310m
A new report reveals the look of an Imperial hangar from the sets of "Star Wars 7." The hangar will reportedly be very different from what the fans of the franchise have seen in the original trilogy.