Ladders, Work Platforms and Scaffolding

Towable aluminium step platform for plane fuel supply operations

Towable ladder with aluminum platform for aircraft fuel supply

Project description

Towable aluminium step platform for runway use for plane fuel supply operations.


  • Reflecting panels on different points of the steps to aid viewing.
  • Drawbar for towing with hinged adjustable height hitching point (500-1000 mm).
  • Grounded cable winder.
  • Folding front handle for manual pulling during approach maneuvers.
  • Tray to hold objects for documentation.
  • Step flared to avoid slipping from water or oil.
  • The fuel hose connection is incorporated into the step structure.
  • Jockey wheel at the front to facilitate final approaches: easy one-man operation. Automatic locking system with adjustable height.
  • Galvanized steel frame to guarantee rollover conditions.

Client needs

  1. Transport system. The steps must be able to move on the runway at a speed of 30 kmh. Fitted with a towbar and solid tyres to avoid punctures.
  2. Operability during refueling operations. Fitted with a folding front handle and a jockey wheel for manual approach operations. The hose fitted to the steps allows a safe connection at both ends between the fuel supply truck and the aircraft.
  3. Ergonomics. The details of the steps have been closely studied: The steps have been studied in all their details: double landing, rail width on the upper platform for hose fitting, suitable work surfaces, 45º inclination, prepared for simultaneous operations by 2 workers.
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