Extension of the Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport in Poland with cladding and roofing solutions by ArcelorMittal

Two new hangars, a taxiing runway and a parking area constitute altogether an important development for the existing Rzeszów-Jasionka airport, located in South-east Poland. ArcelorMittal's metallic coating Aluzinc® Florelis was chosen for the cladding and Hacierco trapezoidal sheets and arched sheets Floline were used for the roof of one of the two new hangars.

Detailed information

For the last couple of years thanks mainly to the increasing number of passengers travelling to Western Europe and specially to the United Kingdom, it has become more and more important to secure an improved infrastructure that can provide a proper service under these new circumstances. As the number of travellers increases steadily on a yearly basis, it is not only important to create new, but also upgrade the existing flight connections. To be able to do that, a well-designed and professionally developed infrastructure is the key factor for success.

Extension project

In order to meet these targets, it was decided that the existing airport in Rzeszów-Jasionka would be extended with a new, 1800m long taxiing runway, a parking area that will allow to handle more incoming planes and two new hangars specifically designed for running all necessary maintenance works for the new generation of large-wingspan commercial airplanes. The two hangars with an apron, designed by the engineering office Mota-Engil Central Europe, are covered with a single roof and surrounded by monolithic external walls. They are designed as single storey buildings without basement.

Aluzinc® Florelis: attractive and aesthetic façade with excellent resistance to corrosion

ArcelorMittal played an important part in this prestigious project thanks to its wide range of metallic coatings and their attractive aesthetics. Aluzinc® Florelis was chosen to constitute a unique solution to create a remarkable façade for the larger one of two new hangars. With its length of 84 m and width of 80 m, this hangar will provide a service area of more than 6.700 square meters that will be used to run all necessary maintenance works for the new generation of large-wingspan airplanes, including the latest generation of the BOEING 777 aircraft.

Aluzinc® Florelis forms the outer shell of the sandwich panels used for the hangar's façade. As time played a crucial role in this process, the panels were produced immediately after the coils were delivered from one of ArcelorMittal’s top-ranking mills, ArcelorMittal Dudelange, and almost instantly delivered to the site and installed. This stage had to be completed by end of summer 2013.

Aluzinc® Florelis was not only selected because of its unique appearance, but also proved to be best-in-class solution in terms of combining a modern solution for prestigious architecture with excellent resistance to corrosion. Thanks to its specific alloy coating, Aluzinc® Florelis is not just an attractive, but also a long-lasting solution in modern aerial industry.

Furthermore, another business division of ArcelorMittal, ArcelorMittal Construction Poland, delivered roofing sheets for this project, in total 11 000m2  of HACIERCO 135/315 trapezoidal sheets and 11 000m2 of FLOLINE 40/0,75 arched sheets with Aluzinc® coating.

Project Information

  • Rzeszów-Jasionka
  • Poland
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Client:
    Airport Rzeszów - Jasionka Sp. z o.o.
  • Engineering Firm:
    Mota-Engil CE
  • Manufacturer Sandwich Panels:
  • Photos: ©Mota-Engil CE