Airport Complexes

Terminals, concourses and security check points- despite serving their own unique purposes, share the same predicament: how to maintain comfort with fluctuating temperatures, vast ceiling heights and dramatic variations in occupancy. Big Ass Fans, spanning up to 7.3m in diameter, move massive amounts of air to solve comfort issues while also reducing energy costs.


Big Ass Fans move air throughout the entire space, from floor to ceiling and wall to wall, including up and over obstructions. This airflow pattern ensures air reaches all corners of a space, maintaining consistent conditions throughout and eliminating hot and cold spots. The perceived cooling effect of air movement in the warmer months can make a person feel up to 5.6°C cooler, allowing you to increase your air conditioning setpoint without sacrificing comfort. In the winter, slowing your Big Ass Fans gently redirects warmed air collecting at the ceiling back to the floor level, improving comfort and reducing your heating expenses. From an energy standpoint, the result is similar to turning the thermostat down 2 to 3°C degrees, translating into a serious reduction in operating costs.

What happens in the hangar stays in the hangar … unless it’s heat

From paint and repairs to drying an aircraft, Big Ass Fans minimize turnaround time, speed up day-to-day processes and reduce maintenance downtime. The perceived cooling effect in the summer and heat distribution in the winter translate to more comfortable and happier technicians, who are also safer without electrical cords creating trip hazards throughout their workspace. Plus, birds and insects avoid the increased airflow.

LEED incentives

If you’re seeking LEED designation for your facility, Big Ass Fans has more than 40 LEED-accredited design team members ready to assist you, from the initial design stage to final installation. We’re also happy to send Revit® files and technical specs to help you visualize your project.

Perfect landing

Our aviation specialists know what’s important to facility managers and technicians. Talk to a Big Ass Fan Expert for a custom quote.