RUBB Buildings Ltd

The EFASS (Expeditionary Forces Aircraft Shelter System)

RUBB Buildings Ltd is an innovating world leader when it comes to the design, manufacture and delivery of relocatable military structures.

With an assortment of military buildings currently deployed in action across the globe, Rubb has the answer to all your military application needs.

Military Hangars

The EFASS (Expeditionary Forces Aircraft Shelter System) is designed to be rapidly deployed and erected anywhere in the world, providing a robust, reliable and field maintainable building to support military requirements in areas of typically difficult terrain and harsh climatic conditions.

It is also fully demountable for repeated erect, strike and store cycles.

Rapid Erect and Demountable Soft-Walled Shelters

Each hangar is constructed using a number of steel fabricated components together with uniquely designed aluminium roof and leg sections, that bolt together to form the span trusses.

When assembled, insulated PVC fabric sheets slide between the aluminium extrusions of adjacent spans to form the shelter.

Fixed Wing Aircraft Hangars

FASS shelters are available in three spans with multiple state-of-the-art door options to accommodate fixed wing aircraft, rotary wing aircraft and land vehicle maintenance.

Spans include 11.1m, 20.4m and 25m with Fast Jet, Heli, Trident and Roller Shutter Door options.

If required hangars can be equipped with a 2000kg gantry crane, facilitating maintenance operations and craft manoeuvrability around the hangar without additional plant.

Military Helicopter Hangars

The 25m option is large enough to accommodate maintainance of a CH-147 Chinook helicopter without removing the rotors.

Shelters are designed to take full wind and snow loads to UK Defence Standards.

Personnel accommodation is available by attaching one of the Rapid Deployment Shelter range, complete with improved insulation, sun screen, ground sheet, polypropylene interlocking floor and electrics, to the universal door port of the EFASS.

Military Storage and Maintenance Buildings

Rubb’s military buildings range also provides the ideal solution to storage and maintenance needs in the field. Ventilation and HVAC options provide the ideal working environment in extreme weather conditions.

The experts at Rubb are always advancing new technology and a new 21.5 x 7m Heli-Door is the latest development.

They are currently working on a wider span and lower door concept for hangars to house Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Design Criteria

  • Designed to wind loads of VE41.6m/sec (93mph) and 100kg/m² (20.48lbs/²’) snow load.
  • To be packed into 20’ ISO containers to allow for all modes of shipment.
  • Selection of the highest quality materials to ensure durability.
  • Weight management policy to ensure minimal weight of components for shipment and handling by erect and strike crews.
  • Standardisation of parts.
  • High UV protection.

Accessories include:

  • Ballistic Protection
  • Lighting
  • Lightning Protection
  • Aircraft Warning Beacons
  • Power Outlets
  • Dividing Curtains
  • Ventilation Modules
  • HVAC
  • Single Skin
  • Double Skin/Insulation
  • Foundation Bolts
  • Ballast Frames

Rubb Buildings Ltd was founded in 1977 and has been successfully meeting Urgent Operation Requirements for military organisations since the Falklands conflict.

The EFASS range of military structures is manufactured at the company’s plant in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.


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Contact Details

Rubb Buildings Ltd
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom

+44 (0)191 482 2211
+44 (0)191 482 2516

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