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The Feasibility, Design, and Cost of Aircraft Hangars in Texas.

Design of an Aircraft Hangar

Developing an aircraft hangar in Texas is a significant investment that requires meticulous planning and execution. JRH Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. stands as a beacon of excellence in providing comprehensive engineering services that span from feasibility studies to design, permitting, and construction management, ensuring project owners receive the utmost value in terms of time, money, and accountability.

Understanding the Feasibility of Hangar Development

Market Demand and Regulatory Environment

Before constructing an aircraft hangar, it is crucial to understand the market demand and the regulatory environment. With its vast landscape and bustling aviation activity, Texas presents a unique hangar development market. JRH Engineering conducts thorough feasibility studies to gauge the demand for hangar space, considering the number of private aircraft owners and the competition among existing hangar businesses[3].

Financial Analysis

A comprehensive financial analysis is also part of the feasibility study, estimating potential revenue, costs, and return on investment. This analysis is vital for project owners to make informed decisions and ensure the financial viability of their hangar projects.

Design and Permitting: Tailoring to Specific Needs

Hangar Design and Layout

JRH Engineering excels in creating designs that cater to a variety of hangar types, from T-hangars to large box hangars, ensuring the most efficient use of space and resources. The design phase considers the aircraft's dimensions, the hangar's size requirements, and the layout that best suits the owner's operational needs[4].

Unit Cost and Amenities

The unit cost for building an aircraft hangar in Texas can range from $50 to $120 per square foot for a basic structure. For more customized or high-end hangars, costs can be significantly higher.

Amenities can include maintenance facilities, luxurious accommodations for crew and passengers, and advanced security systems, all tailored to the owner's preferences.

Location Possibilities

JRH Engineering provides expertise in identifying suitable locations for hangar construction on both private and public lands, taking into account accessibility, proximity to airports, and land lease rates.

The Permitting Process

Jurisdictional Approval

Obtaining jurisdictional approval is a critical step in hangar development. JRH Engineering navigates the complex permitting process, which includes local, state, and FAA approvals, ensuring compliance with all regulations and standards[5].

Construction Management and Owner Acceptance

Ensuring Time Efficiency and Accountability

With JRH Engineering's seasoned expertise, project owners are guaranteed high accountability and detailed constant communication throughout the construction process. The firm's commitment to time efficiency and project dollar value is unwavering, from the initial planning stages to the final owner acceptance.

Types of Hangars and Their Specifics

T-Hangars and Box Hangars

T-hangars are ideal for individual aircraft storage, while box hangars can accommodate multiple aircraft or provide space for maintenance and repair operations. JRH Engineering designs these structures with precision, ensuring they meet the specific needs of the aircraft and the owners.

Prefabricated and Custom Hangars

Prefabricated hangars offer a cost-effective and time-efficient solution, while custom hangars allow for greater flexibility in design and amenities. JRH Engineering's expertise ensures that regardless of the type, each hangar is designed to the highest standards.

WBE/WOSB/HUB Certification

A Certified Woman-Owned Business (WBE)

JRH Engineering is not only a leader in civil, structural, and environmental engineering services but also a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), Historically Underutilized Business (HUB), and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB). These certifications reflect our firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the engineering industry.

WBE and HUB Certification

As a WBE and HUB certified firm, JRH Engineering is recognized for our commitment to providing opportunities for women and historically underutilized businesses in the engineering industry.

WOSB Certification

In addition to its WBE and HUB certifications, JRH Engineering is also a certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the Small Business Administration (SBA). This certification further underscores the firm's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the engineering industry.


JRH Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. is your trusted partner for aircraft hangar development in Texas.

Serving major metropolitan areas such as Dallas, Houston, Galveston Bay, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Beaumont, the firm brings unparalleled expertise and a commitment to excellence.

With JRH Engineering, project owners can rest assured that their hangar projects will be managed with the highest standards of accountability, efficiency, and value.


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