Aircraft Maintenance Platform Experts
Proper aviation maintenance is essential to keep any fleet up to the strict standards for safe operation. Whether you’re in commercial, military or business aviation, you need to have complete confidence in your aircraft before takeoff — confidence in the air comes from trusting your aircraft maintenance checks on the ground. The way to ensure proper maintenance is to have the right tools and ground support equipment for your technicians.
Aviation work stands are an essential tool for an aircraft maintenance technician. Here at JETechnology, we engineer solutions for all aviation ground support challenges. Safety is always our first concern, and we manufacture our high-quality products with only the best materials and in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s standards.
No matter what type of aircraft you manage, we have work stands to match your unique needs and keep your personnel safe. JETechnology Solutions is an industry leader because of our high-quality and turnkey solutions — we’re manufacturers for everyone from the United States Military to international companies.
What Are Aircraft Maintenance Platforms?
Aircraft maintenance platforms are versatile structures that give maintenance engineers safe access to otherwise difficult-to-reach areas. There are as many options for stands as there are types of aircraft because every unique maintenance situation calls for a specific solution.
Our versatile range of lifts and customization options ensure you get the proper equipment for your MRO routine — or maintenance, repair and overhaul — allowing you to maximize maintenance efficiency and be more thorough in your repairs.
WHY ARE AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE Platforms IMPORTANT?
For any professional mechanic, there’s no substitute for being well-equipped with the right tools. A difficulty with servicing aircraft has always been their unique construction and the height at which mechanics must work. That’s why having a maintenance stand that’s engineered for safety and to fit your aircraft is essential. MRO stands help improve your maintenance routine and, in turn, your aircraft.
They improve your aviation operations in three ways:
Aircraft stands are the safest way to work on aircraft. When working several feet off the ground and at extreme angles, you don’t want anything but a stable platform with protective railings. Our full range of options, including custom stands and adjustable lifts, ensure that no matter where you need to work, you can do so confidently. If one of our stands isn’t exactly what your situation calls for, we’ll custom-design one that is the safest for you and your personnel.
Here at JETechnology Solutions, we know the most important asset is the well-being of your aircraft maintenance technicians. Safety is always our priority, and our ground support equipment is first and foremost designed to protect those who use it. We have 75 years of combined experience manufacturing stands that are industry-certified as the safest for your technicians.
A thorough MRO routine on the ground is the key to safety in the air, so it’s imperative that you equip your aircraft maintenance engineers with the best tools possible. When your technicians have the proper maintenance equipment and aren’t worrying about safety, it allows them to work more thoroughly. This leaves less opportunity for mistakes and means you’ll have a safer aircraft.
Any mechanic will testify that having the right tools for a job makes all the difference. When your engineers are properly equipped, they can better focus on the task at hand. With the right ground support equipment or GSE, solution for your maintenance needs, you can standardize your maintenance routine — skip the guesswork and develop an efficient service strategy.
Having a specific and easily adaptable maintenance stand for your aircraft makes your maintenance projects as efficient as possible. Technicians can set up the stands quickly and begin any job knowing they have the proper support.
Having the right GSE helps maintenance go more smoothly. When you have tools you can depend on, you don’t have to worry about how you’ll work on your aircraft — it’s as simple as deciding when and where to do your repairs.
Being well-equipped for a proper maintenance routine is the best measure to prevent aircraft from malfunctioning. Reliability comes from your ground support team doing their best work, and that means having maintenance equipment that’s functional and dependable. In an industry where you take every precaution available, an aircraft maintenance stand is an invaluable tool.
Aircraft work stands allow you to thoroughly check all parts of otherwise hard-to-access areas. That’s why the United States military and commercial airlines use our ground support solutions — they need to be absolutely sure that no detail is missed.
Our stands are built to last as well. We use all USA-made materials and military-grade strength in our design — our stands are made to be tough and come with a one-year warranty.
We also offer turnkey GSE solutions, from design to delivery. We manufacture everything in-house as well, using only the best American-made materials and skilled engineers to produce a superior product. We do everything in our 47,000-square-foot headquarters in Apopka, Florida and deliver it to you ready-to-go. When you work with JETechnology Solutions, you know you’re getting a quality product you can depend on for years to come.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE Platforms?
Here at JETechnology Solutions, we have an aircraft maintenance stand for every type of service situation. From routine inspections to full overhauls, we offer a wide range of options, as well as fully custom designs. We engineer all of our ground support equipment with industry-leading innovation and safety features.
The most common types of aircraft maintenance stands are:
1. DAILY MAINTENANCE Platforms
Daily maintenance stands are typically stand-alone platforms that are portable and easily moved. There are several different types — some are simple, having a non-adjustable staircase and single platform, while others may be height-adjustable and able to be configured in different ways and for multiple purposes. Because of their stand-alone nature, a fall-protective design is even more critical.
Daily maintenance stands are often a go-to choice for single-area projects because they’re easy to use and maneuver. The versatility of the adjustable models means you can use them on a variety of different aircraft. Aviation technicians use them for both indoor and outdoor operations, and some models can connect to more complex maintenance stands as a modular component.
2. WRAP-AROUND MAINTENANCE PLATFORMS
The full-sized wrap-around maintenance platforms are designed for full overhaul inspections and repairs. They give technicians easy and safe access to electrical and pneumatic power through integrated systems within the stand — this is much easier than connecting to power sources elsewhere and dealing with cords and hoses hanging over the railing and in the walkway. Having a clear workspace is not only an easier working environment, but it’s also safer and reduces hazards.
The large wrap-around style of a maintenance platform takes longer to set up and is not as versatile as the smaller daily or adjustable stand. Wrap-arounds are often designed specifically for one type of aircraft and require a more complex assembly before use.
3. ADJUSTABLE MAINTENANCE Platforms
We design our adjustable maintenance stands to be versatile and easy to use — these stands are the go-to choice for quick maintenance operations. While setting up an entire wrap-around platform is sometimes necessary, it can be more efficient to complete certain projects by using a few adjustable maintenance platforms instead. They’re easy to deploy and can be ready to go without the need for assembly and disassembly. They also require much less storage space than some of the wrap-around models that do not entirely break down.
There are different types of adjustable maintenance platforms for lifting a single technician, including winch lifts, boom lifts and scissor lifts. Choosing the right one for your operation may depend on a few things: how high you need to work, how much weight your stand needs to support and what part of the aircraft you need to access. Assess your maintenance needs and before purchasing, as a more versatile type of lift may be able to replace a couple of less versatile ones, which will save you time, money and storage space.
All of the adjustable lifts at JETechnology undergo thorough load rating testing to ensure the safety of those who use them. When you’re on a lift 50 feet above the ground, you can be confident that you’re on the safest equipment available.
4. CUSTOM AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE Platforms
We make aircraft maintenance stands for all MRO situations. While we have a large selection of stands for many types of aircraft, there are often unique situations as well. That’s why we’ll custom build platforms based on any specifications you give us. We build our custom-made stands to your specifications with only the highest grade of materials. We handle everything from design to delivery, making sure every detail is precisely what you need for your aircraft and your maintenance team.
We deliver all of our custom maintenance solutions to you ready-to-use. When you order through JETechnology Solutions, you can expect safe, reliable products that are built to last.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE Platform
Finding the right aircraft maintenance stand is never a one-size-fits-all solution. As every MRO routine is different, you have to consider your specific needs when deciding how to upgrade your setup.
How do you choose the right ground support equipment? Consider these three factors:
To maintain high-quality aircraft, you need high-quality maintenance equipment. Because your ground support routine is an essential part of preparing any aircraft for use, you don’t want to worry about if it’s going to break down. Choose a work platform that reflects the same quality standards you expect from a precision aircraft — you’ll be happier in the long run.
Our clients need their platforms to be dependable 100 percent of the time, and we design our products to this standard. We make our stands to last — our all-American manufacturing process guarantees that you get the highest-quality in the industry.
The design of your maintenance equipment is imperative to its function. Your technicians’ ability to work well depends on having GSE designed explicitly for your aircraft and your facility.
You may solve some basic MRO needs with pre-made stands, but other situations call for the use of custom-made platforms or a combination of the two. In either case, with our maintenance platforms, our experienced engineers simulate drops, heat transfer, fluid flow and fatigue in all our products to make sure everything is built to be beyond safe.
The design of your ground support equipment also depends on your facility. Consider these factors when deciding what maintenance stands are right for you:
- Work Area Size: Assess the size of your work area before purchasing any ground support equipment. Don’t forget that you need space to store your stands when they’re not in use. We offer custom solutions that are tailor-made to your work area.
- Installation Restrictions: Identify any installation restrictions that may apply to your facility. Make sure there’s enough space to set up your new equipment without interrupting your current maintenance routine.
- Load Capacity: Determine how much weight your platforms will need to carry, including the number of people usually working in specific areas as well as the tools and power supply they’ll need with them.
- Stand Material: Aluminum is usually the preferred platform material because it’s cost-effective and lightweight, but there are other options available for different load capacities and budgets.
- Compatibility: Some work stands function as modular units that can be used as mobile stands or attached to larger wrap-around platforms. This can significantly increase the functionality and space-efficiency of your setup.
- People per Platform: Observe how your MRO team likes to work. Make sure the equipment you choose can safely support the number of people in one area, as well as remain OSHA compliant.
- Railing: The height of your GSE’s railing is an important decision to maximize safety and functionality. It must be high enough to be safe, yet not in a position that will hinder the work of your technicians.
It’s crucial to get a stand you can trust, but it’s also important to stay within your budget. Often, choosing the right combination of custom platforms and pre-made lifts will get you to your price point.
While nothing is as important as the safety of your technicians and getting the job done, we know that every MRO manager is still on a budget — we offer many different types of work stands and material options to fit your needs. We can help you figure out the right combination of equipment for you.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE Platforms
While you may be able to complete some daily tasks with pre-made stands, in some cases, custom-made aircraft stands are the best solution.
Here at JETechnology, we’ve developed a five-step process that’s been making MRO managers happy for years. How? Because we always put our customers first — no detail is too small to stress, and we custom-build everything for your facility with industry-leading designs. Our customers are an integral part of our entire process.
Our five-step process is as follows:
1. INITIAL MEETING & COLLABORATION
Our pre-production phase revolves around you. First, we schedule an in-person meeting to assess your maintenance facility. That way, we can recommend options that will be just right for you. We discuss your goals, your budget and any other special requirements you need for your MRO.
Once we have this foundational information, we can begin to discuss designs that fit your GSE requirements and your budget.
2. DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
This next step starts with a hand-sketch. Then, we transfer your design into Solidworks CAD so that you can see your equipment in 3D before we put anything into production. This method makes it easy for collaboration and to make any little tweaks or modifications you may want.
Our engineers have over 75 years of design experience, and we know how to make functional GSE solutions for any fleet and facility. We’ve worked extensively with the U.S. military — which, of course, has hundreds of unique aircraft that require specialized maintenance solutions. We keep our customers involved in every step of our production process as well, especially during design and development.
3. MANUFACTURING & Shipping Detailing
We manufacture our aviation platforms in our 47,000 square-foot headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Our lead times are fast because all of our design and production happens right here. And because we do everything in-house, collaboration with our clients is quickly and easily integrated into the production process. Our clients can even visit our facility during the manufacturing process to give input and make sure that all designs are precise as they envisioned.
Every product we construct is American-made from the ground up. From the materials to the labor, we do everything right here. We only use materials from our vetted Qualified Suppliers List and maintain full traceability to ensure you get the highest-quality product. We’re able to meet any low-volume to high-volume order.
4. TESTING & DOCUMENTATION
After manufacturing, all of our products undergo rigorous testing to ensure quality. We know that every product we make is a reflection of our company, but the safety of your personnel also depends on it.
After testing, we document every piece of equipment for safety specifications. We also make a user operation and maintenance manual, so you know exactly how to operate each component and keep your GSE working well.
Our Quality Assurance program ensures detailed and thorough quality-checks through every phase of our production process. And before delivery, all of our stands undergo final quality assurance and functionality checks to make sure everything is ready to use.
5. DELIVERY, SETUP & TRAINING
Before we begin to manufacture your MRO equipment, we plan its transportation to you — this ensures the transition to using your new work stands minimally affects your current routine. Our Engineering and Logistics department works with your facility to make sure the process is seamless.
We ship our products all over the United States and the world, and we have a trusted network of delivery partners we’ve been using for years. Our vetting process ensures we only work with partners that share our same commitment to quality service.
We also work with you to find the best mode of transportation for your stands — we have flexible shipping options and find cost-effective and efficient solutions. Then, our aviation platforms are shipped ready to assemble. Your technicians can begin installation as soon as the stands arrive at your facility.
Upon request, we’ll even come to your facility to assist with installation and setup. We’ll demonstrate your stands to your safety inspectors and your mechanics. This way, there’s an easy transition into using the new equipment, and your operations can continue smoothly.
Our quality assurance goes beyond our facility — it goes with our products all the way to you. We offer a one-year warranty for all work stands and personally stand behind their quality, even on international orders.
We’re Here to Help
Because of our extensive experience, JETechnology has become the industry leader for high-quality aircraft maintenance stands. Nothing is more important than the well-being of your personnel, and we take pride in knowing that we’re increasing safety in the aviation industry — one happy client at a time. If you’re looking for quality and 100 percent made-in-the-U.S.A. equipment for your technicians, we’re eager to earn your business.
Contact our team for an obligation-free consultation. We will help you get the information you need to make an informed decision about how to improve the safety and efficiency of your MRO routine.