British Airways are first customers for AMS 50 tonne turntable


BA’s recovery engineers put the new turntable through its paces

British Airways recently became the first customers to take ownership of the new AMS 50 tonne turntable.

The revolutionary curved profile and buffer interface allows aircraft to sit within the bed of the turntable, reducing the point load applied to the fuselage so recovery teams can more easily centralise the load (with increased stability and control when towing).

The photograph to the left shows how the rubber buffers provide security for absorbing high loads, reducing point contact to minimise secondary damage.

AMS’s new aircraft turntable can be used with any multi-wheeled transporters capable of carrying the load, enabling disabled aircraft to be moved as if the undercarriage was still in place.

Specifically developed for dealing with nose gear failures for larger, wide-bodied aircraft, the new turntable caters for air fleets using the following aircraft:

  • A380
  • A340
  • A330
  • B787
  • B777
  • B747

With an increasing number of air fleets now purchasing the A380, this new turntable should be considered an essential piece of equipment for aircraft recovery teams, airport authorities and airlines.

For more details please download our AMS 50 Tonne Turntable Information Sheet, call us on +44 (0)1420 23777, or contact us using the form on our website.