Altair introduced the concept of Rapid Erect Sun Shelters to the IAF in 2009. During the NCNC trial, the
RESS successfully with-stood microgusts of 80 knots. The 1st set of 27 structures has been supplied to the IAF & commissioned in
time of 6 months.
The concept behind the RESS is simple–solidly built, cost- effective structures that can be customized to meet the requirements
of Indian Armed Forces for Indian conditions.
Though relocatable, for all practical purposes the Altair RESS is a permanent structure with a guaranteed life of 25 years for
the aluminum super structure and 10 years for the high strength polyester membrane cladding.
The structures currently supplied to the IAF and Indian Navy are engineered to meet gusts of 200km/hr and sustained wind speeds
The structures are designed to meet & exceed the following codes:
• IS: 875 / IBC 2007 for wind speeds
• IS: 1893 for seismic loads
For all projects, we provide turn key services starting from initial site surveys to design, supply, erection, project
management, commissioning & maintenance.
We can design, supply, install & provide life cycle support for all accessories & addon equipment, including HVAC, doors,
ancillary equipment, there by serving as a one-stop solution provider.
It is a well-known fact that heat soak results in substantial damage to aircraft avionics. The RESS will provide
substantial protection against heat soak and weather elements & also facilitate day & night time maintenance activities.
The design, flexibility, speed of construction, durability & cost - effective operation of the RESS will provide the Indian
Armed Forces with increased operational efficiency in tarmac, flight line & maintenance operations.
Aluminium Alloy Super Structure:
Composed of high strength, low weight Aircraft grade T6-6061 (or equivalent) aluminium alloy, the super structure
is guaranteed for 25 years. Aluminium has become a preferred material over for steel for several reasons:
- Corrosion free, therefore no special maintenance/special repairs required
- Low lifecycle costs with respect to UV, marine exposure, rainfall, etc.
- Light weight therefore can be transported easily & cheaply
- No foundations required because of low weight
- Very durable- life expectancy > 40 years
- Easily relocatable
- No possibility of the structure being magnetized
Hybrid Super Structure
We also manufacture hybrid shelters in a combination of aluminium & steel, based on customized requirements. The hot
dipped galvanized steel structure takes the form of tubular or box sections. The hot-dipped galvanized coating of
all steelwork offers excellent corrosion protection with an estimated life in excess of 25 years
The RESS can be installed on a number of different types of surfaces, including:
- Concrete / RCC / Tarmac
- Hard ground
- Arctic conditions