Inside the Hangar

The hangars are for the storage of aeronautical items. In a letter dated July 12, 2012 (PDF), the FAA stated “aircraft storage hangars may be used to store only aircraft, items which are used on or for aircraft, or incidental items for personal convenience while using the hangar.” The FAA developed the following list(which is not intended to be all-inclusive) of items that can also be stored in the hangar:
  • Aircraft
  • Aircraft tow bar or similar aircraft towing equipment for the storage and/or removal of the aircraft in the hangar
  • Aircraft flight maintenance logs, to include filing cabinets as needed for orderly storage of these logs
  • A desk for the purpose of conducting flight planning or other directly aeronautical purposes
  • A printer for the purpose of conducting flight planning or other directly aeronautical purposes
  • A small refrigerator or coffee pot used for personal convenience while using the hangar (so long as this is acceptable to the airport manager)
  • Items to maintain an aircraft, even if such items may not be used in the hangar but instead elsewhere on the airport such as an aircraft washrack or maintenance apron (All stored items must be permitted by local fire codes, airport rules and regulations, and other local ordinances)