Safety checks on all aircraft types are critical in keeping them flying, and helicopters are no exception. Our customers vary from individual organisations operating a single aircraft to those with larger commercial operations with multiple airframes within their fleet. Our commitment to providing safe bespoke helicopter access platforms remains common to both and is just one of our many solutions from our aircraft maintenance range.
These safety checks are part of regular maintenance programmes, which will see aircraft technicians who carry them out having to work at height.
Bespoke helicopter access platforms
Working at height brings with it associated risks, which must be managed safely. Using one of our bespoke helicopter access platforms is the ideal way in which to ensure that personnel are always protected. The design library that we have developed over the last 20 years features helicopters from the commercial and military sectors. The aircraft covered include some of the following.
AW139, AW169, AW189
Bell 407, 412, 429
Eurocopter AS332, AS365, EC175, EC225
Airbus H145, H175
Made in Yorkshire delivered around the world
Servicing customers with large, bespoke helicopter access platforms is demanding when they are at the opposite end of the country. Supplying them to another country and the task becomes even more challenging.
The cost of transporting goods around the world has spiked enormously over recent years. Shipping containers that previously cost a couple of thousands of pounds have seen this price more than quadruple. Utilising this space to receive the maximum effect has never been more important.
Bespoke helicopter access platforms are bulky items, as the aircraft themselves are substantial pieces of equipment. By building the stands using component assemblies, it is possible to greatly reduce their unbuilt footprint. This is where our flat packed staging designs come to the fore.
Supported with build manuals using Autodesk® software, we can give our customers a step-by-step guide on how to safely reassemble their platforms. Afterall, to an engineer, a bespoke helicopter access platform is just like building a giant set of Meccano!
Better productivity and improved safety
Planet Platforms' bespoke helicopter platforms are designed specifically for the task in hand. The ergonomics of working posture are a major consideration, as personnel working comfortably will always work more productively. Using lightweight aluminium as the primary material of construction and set on low-resistance castors makes the systems easy to manoeuvre, requiring just a few people to bring them into service.
As standard, our bespoke helicopter access platforms come with several features that improves their safety. All loose items that could potentially be a FOD hazard are tethered to prevent them from becoming lost during maintenance. Air and electrical take-off points remove the need for trailing cables, thus removing any potential trip hazards and D-sectional vulcanised padding on the platform leading edge helps prevent accidental aircraft damage.