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At REIDsteel we’ve been designing and erecting bespoke aircraft hangars since the 1920s.
It all started with an order from Louis Blériot, the daring French aviator who was the first man to fly across the English Channel.
Today our customers include major airlines, aircraft maintenance companies, small airfields and individual customers with private jets in countries all over the world.
From Blériot to Jumbo
REIDsteel was established by Colonel John Reid in 1919 and in the 1920s we started making the first bespoke aircraft hangars for the French aviator Louis Blériot.
The word ‘hangar’ comes from the Middle French word ‘hanghart’, which means shed or enclosure near a house. Initially Louis Blériot stored his plane in a farmer’s cattle pen but soon realised he needed a tailored solution for protecting his planes from the elements.
Today REIDsteel remains a family-run and independent business, operating from our UK site in Christchurch, Dorset.
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