Handling systems in the aviation industry are highly customized to fulfill specific production needs. Speed and reliability are ensured through specialized modifications to equipment systems.

Industry Customers

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Daher Aircraft

Daher needed a customized overhead crane to aid in placing jet engines in fuselages, lift entire airframes off the ground and to test landing gear. We designed, manufactured and installed a 3 ton overhead traveling crane with an electric chain hoist.

Vortex Aviation

Vortex Aviation Inc required turnkey system to optimize their workflows without compromising the safety of their staff. Our engineers designed, manufactured and installed a two 10Tcrane system with four 5T electric chain hoists and two 2T electric chain hoists, along with warning motion-activated strobe lights and optical collision sensors.
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ga telesis

Daher Aircraft

Dedienne Aerospace

GA Telesis

Benefits of Incorporating
Material Handling Equipment
into Aviation Operations

Without worrying about labor shortages, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overheaul) facilities can keep up with demand without compromising their worker’s safety. Our equipment is customizable and motorized.
This reduces the need for fuel operated transport equipment, like forklifts, which can lead to build up of toxic fumes in closed or small facilities.
The aviation industry is known to have a desperate need for technicians; facilities are almost always short staffed. As a high demand industry, manufacturers need to be able to keep up with high demand and tight production schedules despite staff shortages. Incorporating an overhead crane, compared to forklifts, allows techs to move heavy machinery or material without support of additional staff.
Most materials and equipment in the aviation industry weigh more than 500 lbs, which makes it impossible for one person to move. Overhead cranes help transport heavy engines or replacement parts to appropriate work stations, while jib cranes can be used to lift engines or other components at repair stations.

Equipment Types

Tripod Jacks

Tripod jacks have three main legs which lift the aircraft straight up, as well as a hydraulic cylinder and pump for easy lifting. Typically used to provide wing support to parked vessels, tripods can lift anywhere from 2 to 200 tons and can be used for small and commercial planes.

Axle Jacks

Axle jacks are utilized to hold up large aircraft wheels for easy access and maintenance of brakes, tires, wheels and struts during pneumatic repair. Because axle jacks are placed directly under the plane and provide support from a small area, it is imperative to ensure this equipment is properly maintained.

Overhead Cranes

Overhead cranes are used to lift engines, sheet metal and other heavy materials and easily transport them to designated work stations. Jib cranes offer work station support so technicians can easily lift and shift materials as needed while performing repairs.