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REACH FOR THE SKY

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Kier Scotland is building a £3.3 million hangar at Glasgow Prestwick airport, requiring the assembly of two roof trusses, weighing 50 tonnes each. The operation necessitated a three-crane lift, hoisting the 75 m by 6 m structures into position. Held aloft, the trusses were then bolted into position by workers operating from articulated booms.

The 3,000 sq m hangar, which will provide maintenance facilities for two aircraft from a mezzanine floor, is due for completion in November.