With aircraft returning to the skies, safely maintaining them is going to be crucial to the airline industry as they respond to the huge surge in demand for flights. Itching to get away, passengers have never been hungrier to get their seat to the sun after nearly 18 months of being denied the opportunity to do so.
Safely maintaining an aircraft is always a challenge, as accessing flight controls will mean engineers have to work at height. Horizontal and vertical stabilisers, under and upper wing surfaces, cargo and passenger doors are all several metres from the ground, and if the maintenance and inspection times are lengthy then a specialist access platform will be needed.
Whilst safety is paramount, the time taken to get an aircraft back into service is of equal importance and this is where our platform stagings and steps really help. Modular in design they can be quickly brought to an aircraft, locked into position to create the ideal platform from which the engineers can safely work. In addition, smaller subassemblies require fewer personnel to bring them into service, making accurate final positioning much simpler and reducing the risk of aircraft damage.
This short video perfectly illustrates the modular nature of our aircraft access platform, as the assemblies come together to form a complete wing stage.