I was just thinking here and I thought I would propose it to the group to see what you all think.
Would it be a good idea or a bad idea for an airport to construct a "townhouse hangers" for airlines to use on a month-to-month basis? Meaning, let's say an airport built a hanger for their site that had 5 bays, each seperated from the other by a wall.. much like townhouses. And then, they could rent each bay out to airlines on a month-to-month basis. That way, airlines would have a place to do any maintenance, cleaning, overnight parking, or whatever they have to in an enclosed place. And since it's only month-to-month, there is no huge overhead or large lease. And if they don't need it, they don't have to use it.
I know this may be somewhat expensive for the airport, but it does seem like a good technique for airport to use.
I was thinking for aircraft up to 757 range (unless the airport gets lots of larger aircraft, then they could go appropriately). I am also thinking this is for non-hub airports (no ORD
, etc), but probably for large, mid, and focus city airports.
So, what do you think? Just wondering..
Aiming High and going far..