Custom Bell 212 Helicopter Side Platforms, Victoria

The Challenge, Solution and Result

The Challenge

Microflite, a Victorian provider of a premium range of tours, charter flights, Airwork applications, pilot training and aircraft services, own a fleet of helicopters. They run a fleet of Bell Helicopters and have an in-house state of the art maintenance workshop.This forward-thinking company required two bespoke custom aluminium mobile platforms particularly for the Bell 212 Aircraft for workers to safely access all upper areas of the aircraft.

The Solution

Microflite approached SafeSmart Aviation for a solution. Due to the specialist knowledge of the SafeSmart Aviation design team, access is still enabled to the cabin when the side platforms are in place. Other key features include:

• Upper handrails that lower for more clearance

• High grade aluminium anti-slip treadplate decking

• Foam buffer to leading edge – protect aircraft skin

The Result

Positive feedback from the client is that the platforms are incredibly well-constructed and are rock solid when working off them.

More importantly, the safety for their maintenance crews is like they never had before, and they have become 'best in class' with their safety.

SafeSmart Aviation now has the product added to the Helicopter Access category of the website, with more specific details, as a reference for global aviation operators who may have similar applications.

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