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.

Most utilized material handling equipment systems:

  • Tripods – Have three main legs which lift the aircraft straight up, as well as a hydraulic cylinder and pump.

  • Axle Jacks – Are utilized to hold wheels for easy access and maintenance of brakes, tires, wheels and struts.

  • Overhead Cranes – Can lift engines, sheet metal and other heavy materials and easily transport it to designated work stations

  • Jib Cranes- Offer work station support so technicians can easily lift and shift materials as needed.

Why aviation facilities should incorporate material handling systems into their operations:

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.
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.
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.