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