Design and Build Adjustable Maintenance Stands for the F-22 Raptor

The USAF at Tyndall AFB desired adjustable maintenance platform lifts that would allow the maintenance personnel to access the wings of the F-22 Raptor. These stands had the unique requirement of being operated in a Hazardous Location of Class I, Division I environment.

JSI Solution:

JSI was tasked to design and manufacture aircraft maintenance stands for the F-22 Stealth fighter aircraft. The maintenance stands measure 25’L x 80’H x 7’W and are constructed from lightweight aluminum. These stands follow the contours of the F-22 Raptor and are capable of traveling vertically up to 12”. The aircraft stands are OSHA and AFOSH compliant and come complete with fall-protection features such as anti-skid flooring, stair treads, guardrails, and expanded metal with kickplates. In addition, features such as explosion-proof equipment that includes explosion-proof floodlights, motors, and electrical boxes make the maintenance stands equipped for the most severe hazardous locations of Class I, Division I. Moreover, the maintenance stands are equipped with a removable towbar and high-capacity casters that allow the unit to be towed up to speeds of 5 mph.

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