Whether it’s line or base maintenance both inside and outside the hangar, or ramp-side ground support, TBD is expertly manufacturing the equipment you need for sustained operations. Through ownership of the complete value chain from in-house design and product development, to phased testing and customer installation, TBD is ensuring safe, high quality products that are dependable for flight critical maintenance processes in any environment.
All equipment is built to conform to WAHR, IATA and EU CE regulations as well as ISO9001 design standards. TBD can also design fully customised systems for niche applications to suit complex customer requirements.
Built from an all steel construction, the stair flight is mounted on a welded steel chassis sub frame, the stair treads, mid landing and top platform walking area are surfaced with a grip faced aluminium tread plate.
The leading edges are fitted with rubber buffering to protect against damage to the aircraft.
All trailers are galvanised with hi-vis markings and fitted with 50mm or 75mm steel tow bar eyes, TBD’s pallet dollies are suited to fit a range of ULD’s.
They are fitted with an anti-slip walkway and also comes with two twin wheeled front castor running gear and two twin wheeled fixed units are fitted to the rear of the dolly.
All baggage carts are fitted with turntable steering on the front wheels and a highly affective, yet simple to maintain tow bar activated parking brake.
These trailers are designed to provide many years of service with minimum maintenance.
The smaller vehicles are highly manoeuvrable and ideal for general ramp maintenance activity, larger higher platforms on heavy chassis provide increased capability.
All platforms are fitted with fully compliant handrail systems and include anchorage point for work restraints lanyards, it has a capacity of 600kg which can easily accommodate 4 persons and tools.
Full aircraft staging systems as well as a variety of complementary, maintenance task specific access platforms are designed and manufactured by TBD and these are customisable to any fleet type.
From engines and landing gear to full wing sections, maintenance access is provided through safe, high performance platform solutions.
We manufacture a full suite of multi-purpose maintenance access and staging platforms across all aviation industry segments including: commercial, military, rotary and fixed wing.
Applications cover civilian and military environments, conforming to the strict quality standards and operational characteristics of each.
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