Aviation RetroFit Specialty Doors
Aviation RetroFit Specialty Doors

Hangar RetroFit

Door Engineering is the expert and your perfect resource for hangar rehabilitation and/or replacement.

No matter the scope of the refurbishment, we have the experienced technical and design staff ready to deliver the highest quality solution, from engineering to manufacturing to installation. From updating your existing door system from manual to fully motor operated to restoring your door system to its historical look and anything in between we can manufacture the perfect solution. Every refurbishment has its own unique needs and we work closely with the customer to ensure that the new components integrate seamlessly with the existing door system.

Scope of work

Aviation Retrofit Aviation Retrofit

Convert an existing 4 section, trained bottom rolling, no longer working electrically operated hangar door system into an 8 section, bi-parted, electrically operated system

Work Done

  • Separated the existing trained panel door sections
  • Installed new telescoping assemblies to replace the old top roller assemblies
  • Updated the weatherseals to our bulb-type seals for a superior seal
  • Replaced the existing bottom rail system along with the wheels due to deterioration
  • Updated the operator and electrical components and the feed rail with new systems

Scope of work

Aviation Retrofit Aviation Retrofit

Complete site inspection and replacement of all operator and hardware components on Tip-Up door system due to corrosive island environment.

Work Done

  • Replaced all weatherseals with bulb type seals for a superior tight seal and long lasting performance
  • Control panel & electrical components (warning horns, pushbutton station)
  • Complete operator assembly
  • Top & Side roller assemblies
  • Counterweight components
  • On-site technical assistance by certified Door Engineering Technician
Job Name Job City Job State
Southwest Electric Co.- Private Hangar Oklahoma City OK
Fort Drum Hangars Fort Drum NY
Salina Airport- DIA Bldg. 509 Salina KS
Schrunk Hangar Canby MN
Salina Airport- Bldg. 709 Salina KS
Champion Air Hangar Relocation Minneapolis MN
Minnesota Army National Guard Hangar Camp Ripley MN
Dassault Falcon Jet Paint Booth Hangar New Castle DE
Offutt Air Force Base- Bldg. 306 Omaha NE
Eielson Air Force Base (AFB)- Bldg. 1227 & 1228 Eielson AFB AK
KHPN Citigroup Hangar White Plains NY
Million Air Hangar Retro St. Paul MN
Iowa Air National Guard (ANG) Bldg. 100 Des Moines IA
Ardmore Municipal Airport Hangar Ardmore OK
AVITAT White Plains NY
Lewis L Stone Hangar Fort Belvoir VA
Atlantic Aviation TEB Teterboro NJ
Eielson Air Force Base (AFB)- 2nd Retro- Bldg. 1338 Eielson AFB AK
Hickham Air Force Base (AFB) C-17 Fuel Cell Nose Dock Oahu HI
Mesaba Airlines- Apertures Minneapolis MN
Mayo Clinic Hangar Mankato MN
Eielson Air Force Base (AFB)- RED FLAG Eielson AFB AK
Eielson Air Force Base (AFB)-Nose Dock 7 Bldg. 1232 Eielson AFB AK
Salina Airport- Hangar 600 Salina KS
Cessna Hangar Wichita KS
Duncan Aviation Lincoln NE
Richard D Miller Hangar Fort Belvoir VA
Binghamton Hangar Door Renovation Binghamton NY
Atlantic Aviation TEB Teterboro NJ
Kansas State University Hangar Salina KS
Construction Helicopters Howell MI
Fort Belvoir Hangar Retrofit Fort Belvoir VA
Fort Belvoir Renovation - Bldg. 3140 Fort Belvoir VA
NASNI (Naval Air Station, North Island)- Hangar 1474 Coronado CA
Fort Riley Hangar- Bldg 727 Junction City KS
Stewart International Airport Hangar New Windsor NY
U.S. Navy Support Facility- Tip Up Hangars Diego Garcia  
MN Air National Guard (ANG) Hangar-Shop Bldg. 685 St. Paul MN
3M Aviation-Holman Field S. Hangar-Bldg. 690-01-01 St. Paul MN
Western Farmers Electric Coop Anadarko OK
Gulfstream Hangar Renovations Glenn County Brunswick GA
Tinker Air Force Base (AFB)- Bldg 2280 Oklahoma City OK
Lakehurst Hangar- Bldg #1 Lakehurst NJ
Salina Hangar- Bldg 606 A & B Salina KS
Business Jet Center- Hangar 9 Renovation Oakland CA
Ingalls Shipbuilding- South Paint Booth Pascaguola MS
Stockton Dam, Stage III- Vertical Lift Stockton MO
Spirit- Camo 1 Hangar Wichita KS

Parts & Components

Please contact us for customized options, replacement needs or for a complete listing of all of Door Engineering’s parts and components.

  • Standard 1/8” and 1/16” thick EPDM.
  • Steel and plastic binding available.
  • Custom cut per your request.
Safety Edge Kits
  • Custom options available.
  • Replacement and retro-fit operators
  • Operator components and motor reducers
  • Motors and brake motors
  • Push Button Stations
  • Limit Switches
  • Junction Boxes
  • Pre-Wired Control Panels
  • Electrical Feed Rail and Fittings
  • Draped S/O Cord
  • Control Arms
  • Trolley
  • Tracks
  • Hinges
  • Top Rollers
  • Stay Rollers
  • Wheels/ Housing
  • Wire Rope
  • Bumper Assemblies


Door Driver Operator

In 1994, Door Engineering began researching an add-on operating system that could fit the needs of a wide variety of bottom rolling and top hung door systems as well as a variety of sizes. Our sales and engineering departments designed the Door Driver 500, 750, 1000 and most recently the Door Driver Lite 500, 750 & 1000..

The Door Driver Operator series emulates the same outstanding versatility, design and performance as Door Engineering's other product lines. The operators are electrically operated with factory presets that make installation fast and easy. Simply attach the Door Driver to the bottom of your door, plug it in, and it's ready!

The fully active suspension system ensures the pneumatic tire provides excellent traction, allowing for 4-inches of vertical travel over debris or irregularities in the floor. It is powerful enough to open the largest sliding door. 115, 208/230 VAC, 60 Hz, single-phase brake motor.

Aviation retro fit

The original 500-1000 models are fully enclosed with the back, sides and top of the enclosure made with 7-gauge steel for solid construction, while the door is 10-guage steel. Cabinet and steel components are factory primed. 41 5/8" wide* by 43 3/4" high x 14 1/2" deep. The bottom of the operator is located 2 1/4" above the floor. *Add 2-inches to each side for mounting brackets.




The Door Driver Operator is manufactured with a disengage mechanism for easy manual operation in power outage situations.

Additional options include:

  • 208, 230 or 460 VAC, 60Hz, three phase brake motor with control panel, pushbutton station, magnetic reversing starters, thermal overload protection, control circuit transformer and NEMA 4 enclosure.
  • Limit switches and cams
  • Door section bumper pick-up system brackets.

Contact a Door Service Pro today for more information.

See our exceptional aviation door systems too: Bottom Rolling, Tip-Up & Aperture