Rolls Royce has taken delivery of the first AIRdeck intelligent access platforms from work at height specialist Planet Platforms.
Developed specifically for the application, the eight AIRdeck units facilitate the stringent final inspection process of the 500, 700, 800 and 900 Trent Series aviation engines at Rolls Royce’s Civil Aerospace Customer Delivery Centre (CDC) in Derby, UK.
One AIRdeck system is made up of two pre-set heights (3No.) hydraulic scissor packs, platforms positioned in a parallel configuration.
Planet Platforms, leading manufacturer and distributor of work-place access solutions, is providing a scaling wall for an extreme sports event called White Air that is sponsored by the RAF.
Planet Platforms’ contribution is toward Team Traceur, one of the participating teams at the event, who will be organising various climbing workshops for kids. Team Traceur practise Parkour, which involves climbing over, under and around urban obstacles. They also have direct ties with one of Parkour’s ambassadors, Sebastien Foucan, who largely contributed to the Parkour awareness in the UK (and around the globe) through his involvement in a Documentary called Jump London in 2003.
This year, the White Air Sports Festival takes place between October 26-29th at Yaverland, Nr Sandown, Isle of Wight.