Aviation industry statistics show runway excursions – an event in which an aircraft veers off, or overruns the runway during take-off, landing or even taxiing – as the most common type of aircraft recovery accident scenario; followed by nose landing gear failures and main landing gear failures.
AMS’s response has been the development of a range of Immediate Response Kits as “packaged solutions” to enable airports of all sizes to deal with aircraft recovery incidents quickly, effectively and safely. Each solution has been competitively priced to cater for airports that either have restricted budgets or do not currently require a more comprehensive aircraft recovery equipment manifest.
Advantages of AMS Immediate Response Kits:
- Simple, effective operation
- Suitable for most aircraft types (narrow & wide bodied)
- Financially affordable
- Full personnel training available
We offer 3 options to enable airports (and military air forces) to deal with de-bogging and nose landing gear failures. Each is an upgrade variant to deal with specific aircraft using the airport (as defined by ICAO Category codes).
All of the packaged solutions include Synthetic Roadway panels, Tethering, and De-bogging/Towing equipment (Bow Shackles, Synthetic Round Slings, Radio Loadcells). The additional components will depend on each airport’s access to an appropriate crane. Where crane access is available, we recommend the Fuselage Lifting Sling option. For airports that do not have access to an appropriate crane, our Single Point Airbag Lifting Set* is recommended.
* Low-pressure airbag systems are the preferred solution in Boeing and Airbus’s Aircraft Recovery Manuals/Documents.
Each packaged solution can be upgraded as the needs and budget of the airport change. This level of flexibility allows airports to deal with larger aircraft as their capacity expands (adding further AMS Lifting & Movement equipment to gradually build a comprehensive aircraft recovery equipment manifest).
Our Immediate Response Kits have been proven over the past 30 years by some of the world’s largest airlines and airport operators. Airports (and military air force customers) also have access to industry-renowned training for their teams to ensure they know how to use them effectively and safely.