Hangar

Technology / Aviation / Hangar: An enclosed structure for housing aircraft. Originated with lake-based floating homes of the original German Zeppelins in which they were 'hung' from cables, which explains the erroneous, oft-seen spelling of 'hanger.' French: hangar, shed, outbuilding, from Latin: angarium, shed.

Ramp

Technology / Aviation / Ramp: the apron or paved surface around a hangar used for parking aircraft. MORE

Apron

Technology / Aviation / Apron: The hard-surfaced or paved area around a hangar. MORE

Tarmac

Technology / Aviation / Tarmac: (1) A bituminous material used in paving: a trade name for Tar MacAdam. (2) An airport surface paved with this substance, especially a runway or an APRON at a hangar. MORE

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