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S.A.F.E. Structure Designs has launched two separate, complete sets of custom maintenance stands and hangar equipment for the Bell 429 and Leonardo AW119, respectively.
The 429-specific stands and AW119-specific stands are newly designed and feature built-in slider decks, which, when deployed, allow the technician to safety remove the large cowling off the aircraft.
The maintenance stands also position the technician at the correct ergonomic working height, which has shown to increase their efficiency by 50 percent and safety by 75 percent, the company said.
Moreover, the custom, proprietary anti-fatigue mats on the deck of each maintenance stand protect the mechanics’ ankles, knees and backs.
To further minimize safety hazards, S.A.F.E. has added foreign object debris waste bags to the stands. Additionally, the custom cowling rack, blade rack and other hangar equipment provide a more organized work space.
Johnny Buscema, president and CEO of S.A.F.E. Structure, said: “The real value added into our Bell 429 and AW119 maintenance stands and hangar equipment is the product of the maintenance crews’ knowledge at Nassau County Police Department and NYC Department of Environmental Protection Police. They were both instrumental in the success of the extreme ergonomics this product line offers.”
S.A.F.E. Structure will be highlighting its new Bell 429 and AW119 maintenance stands at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California.