Test stand with a capacity of 25 metric tons for THAI Maintenance
Thai Airways is the flag carrier airline of Thailand. Formed in 1988, THAI is a founding member of the Star Alliance and flies to 84 destinations in 37 countries, using a fleet of over 90 aircraft. Among Asia-Pacific carriers, the company has one of the largest passenger operations in Europe. Their own Maintenance Centre is ranked as one of the finest in Asia, providing a full range of maintenance services including certified Heavy Maintenance (D-checks) or complete aircraft overhaul. THAI maintenance provides service in four hangars located at Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok.
Annual checks of their tools keep them safe and ensure a long tool life-time. That’s why THAI Maintenance decided to have their own active test stand at their Don Mueang Airport maintenance location. “Active” means that the test stand generates a force through a hydraulic system to apply proof load tests on various tools and ground support equipment. The test stand has a capacity of 25 metric tons compression and 15 metric tons tension. It easily met the 125% load over 5 minutes at the final acceptance test before delivery in Germany.
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