Sky Harbour Home-Base vs.
Traditional Community Hangar
Only your aircraft has access to your hangar. Sky Harbour members never compromise on positioning and never park outside.
Community hangars stack as many aircraft as possible, including transient traffic. Your aircraft is constantly moved and often parked outside, exposing it to the elements and to frequent handling.
Hangar Rash Virtually Eliminated
Your aircraft is never moved unless you decide to move it and is only handled by the dedicated and certified Sky Harbour line service crew.
FBOs frequently shuffle aircraft in and out of the hangars, increasing the risk of hangar rash and the resultant maintenance, downtime, insurance claims, and reduction in resale value of your aircraft.
Sky Harbour members’ Flight Departments maintain complete access control, even remotely, through the Sky Harbour Smart Hangar App.
FBO hangars are accessible to other tenants, maintenance personnel, vendors and other third-parties, compromising security and increasing risk of accidents.
Sky Harbour hangars feature climate control designed to mitigate water condensation on aircraft components, a feature especially valuable in humid environments.
Community hangar doors are open for much of the day, allowing humid ambient air to condense on metal surfaces, causing maintenance events and compromising aircraft useful life.
Exclusive Line Service
Sky Harbour's line crews are dedicated exclusively to Sky Harbour tenants, offering uniquely responsive and flexible service.
Community hangar line personnel serve both based and transient aircraft, requiring long lead-times on service orders and often causing delays.
Maintenance and Convenience
Sky Harbour hangars are clean and well lit, with all features required for routine maintenance and wet washing. Owner access in unfettered.
Community hangars are configured for FBOs’ needs, rather than aircraft owners’, often complicating access to aircraft for maintenance personnel and service providers.
Sky Harbour hangars feature premium office, lounge, kitchen, restrooms, laundry and storage, dramatically increasing efficiency of operations and offering passengers total privacy and comfort.
Community hangars rarely feature contiguous private offices or auxiliary space, and typically offer only public terminal facilities.
Sky Harbour hangars offer convenient land-side vehicle access with indoor parking, direct baggage loading and in-hangar passenger boarding.
Community hangars typically require outdoor parking, even when valet service is offered, leaving vehicles unsecured and exposed to the elements during extended trips.