The evolution of the Engine Access Stand has resulted in an improved design: the Aircraft Maintenance Stand 6X.
Functionality improvements include outboard engines and pylon access (A380, A340 and B747-8) as well as avionics and aft fuselage access points. The Aircraft Maintenance Stand 6X (AMS-6X) comes standard with an integrated scissor base. In use at multiple operators and aircraft manufacturers alike, the unit has flexibility for use on all Boeing wide body aircraft as well as the B757. The design also allows for full use on Airbus wide body aircraft as well as the A320 family.
This stand has been tested and is operational on the following aircraft:
- Boeing B747, B757, B767, B777, B787
- Airbus A320 family, A330, A340, A350, A380
The stand facilitates safe and assured access to nose cowls, fan cowls and pylon disconnect zones on PW, GE and RR engines, providing a safe working solution to many of the traditionally difficult under-cowling maintenance locations.
The unit is also designed to safely access the same points outside of cowling (specifically forward and aft pylon service points), as well as hard to reach refuel panels.
The hydraulic pitch and height adjustment allow for the diverse angle and height variables frequently encountered when servicing many areas on aircraft. The Stand contains extensive use of aluminum construction for easy movement and a corrosion-resistant powder coat finish for longevity.
The Aircraft Maintenance Stand contains a variety of safety features for maintenance workers as well as for the aircraft itself. ATACS bumper pads as well as Rubber D bumper pads on the aircraft interface surfaces protect the aircraft while in use. The Stand contains anti-fatigue and anti-slip ladder rungs as well as failsafe hydraulic cylinder locks for height and pitch, ensuring worker safety during use. All casters contain both brake and swivel locks. The Aircraft Maintenance Stand has several fall-resistant anchor points on the upper ladder.
For increased safety and ease of mobility, the stand comes standard equipped with 4 corner leveling jacks, fold away tow bars and lift truck fork pockets.
The stand is designed and tested in accordance with ANSI-ASC A14.7 and BS EN 131.7 including CE Certification.