Aviation Maintenance

Comfort for all Seasons

Big Ass Fans increase air movement in any type of facility so your technicians and guests feel more comfortable while you take energy savings to the bank. The perceived cooling effect of air movement—which Big Ass Fans specialize in—can make a person feel up to 6 °C cooler. That perceived cooling translates to more comfortable, productive technicians.

Settling in to Winter

Winter conditions get a boost from Big Ass Fans as well. Because warm air is less dense than cool air, the ceiling-to-floor temperature differential can reach 16.7 °C in tall spaces. That means guys working up top are stripping down to their undies while techs on the floor are freezing their ratchets off—and the heating system is working overtime every time the doors open. Big Ass Fans resolve this discrepancy by gently pushing hot air down without creating a draft. The steady mixing of air creates a uniform temperature throughout the space. Even though the thermostat set point remains the same, the heating system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain that temperature at ground level. From an energy standpoint, the result is similar to turning the thermostat down 2 to 3 °C, which translates to a serious reduction in operating costs.

Process Improvement

Airflow from Big Ass Fans improve the overall environmental quality within hangars, allowing for more consistent conditions and combating localised humidity and the resulting corrosion that affect aircraft fuselages. Combining overhead fans with our mobile floor fans significantly improves comfort for technicians working inside aircraft. In fact, studies* have shown that occupant comfort leads to increased productivity. From paint and repairs to drying an aircraft, Big Ass Fans minimise turnaround time, speed up day-to-day processes and reduce maintenance downtime. Birds and insects avoid the airflow of Big Ass Fans, reducing droppings and other debris that fall on aircraft and the floor.

* Seppänen O, Fisk WJ, Faulkner D. 2003. Cost benefits analysis of the night-time ventilative cooling. In: Proceedings of the Healthy Buildings 2003 Conference, Singapore 2003.

We Get It

Our aviation specialists know what’s important to facility managers, owners and technicians. Call us now at 1300 BIG ASS or request a call back for a custom recommendation.


Your info has been sent! A Big Ass Fan Expert will be contacting you very soon.