ASFI Canopy Welcomes Visitors to Gainesville Regional Airport
Innovative solution increases visitor comfort at Eclipse Aviation’s maintenance facility
American Spaceframe Fabricators International (ASFI) today announced the completion of a custom designed and fabricated canopy for Eclipse Aviation’s factory service center in Gainesville, Fla. Located at the Gainesville Regional Airport, ASFI was responsible for the fabrication and construction of the innovative canopy structure.
Combining functionality with architectural aesthetics, the ASFI canopy greets and shelters visitors as they enter Eclipse Aviation’s 45,000 square foot maintenance and support facility. Constructed of a durable flexible fabric cover tightened over a galvanized steel frame, the ASFI structure is designed to withstand 146 mph winds.
Because of the construction materials used, ASFI structures can be custom designed to the unique requirements of the project, quickly deployed and affordably priced. Unveiled in March 2007, the Eclipse Aviation project took ASFI three months to complete.
“Companies in the service industry are always looking for unique ways to enhance the customer experience and Eclipse Aviation’s structure works perfect for this purpose,” said Chris Longley, vice president of business development for ASFI. “At ASFI, we work with companies to design a solution tailored to their specific needs. Each structure reflects our engineers’ ability to think outside of the box to design a structure that goes beyond providing shelter.”
As a result of the project, Eclipse Aviation has enlisted the help of ASFI to duplicate the structure at its factory service center at the Albany International Airport in Albany, N.Y.
Based in Crystal River, Fla., American Spaceframe Fabricators, LLC is a design, build and engineering firm with more than 30 years experience in the tensioned fabric structures industry. ASFI’s award-winning structures are located around the globe and provide protection from a myriad of weather conditions from severe hurricane winds to sub zero temperatures. ASFI’s structures include aerospans, sports facilities, canopies and entertainment facilities. For more information visit