March-April_2022 - 47

PRODUCT FOCUS: MANL IF TS, PL ATFORMS & WORK STANDS
by Rebecca Kanable
Sheila Croff said, " we pull all the parts together and
ship them out to the customer with no hassle of additional
measurements, verifying and reverifying. The
customer's time is too valuable for us to bog them
down with something we can easily do now with
our Gen II design. "
Each month, FlexDecks produces 50 custom platforms
and in most cases, FlexDecks can develop a
solution from its existing catalog.
Customers may want stands that are wider, longer,
more adjustable or maybe they want to add a
davit system to the deck. Croff said, " We work with
customers on all their needs. "
FlexDecks understands aircraft maintenance varies
from aircraft to aircraft. Fixed wings, of course,
have different requirement than helicopters. Some
fixed wings may only need stands for re-work on
the leading edge or the trailing edge of the wings.
Others may need cockpit stands or engine stands.
Helicopters require maintenance mainly the rotor
heads, engines and tails.
And, each facility location is different, Croff said,
FLEXDECKS
F
lexDecks Maintenance specializes
in Modular Maintenance Stands to
provide safe access to all aircraft
types for daily and phased maintenance
points.
Modular Maintenance Stands are constructed
from lightweight, high-strength
structural-grade 6061 aluminum with self-draining
decks, anti-slip and anti-bounce safety treads. The
modules can be repositioned anywhere along the
aircraft (with stairs on either end of the platform)
and attachment points are tool-free. The stands are
height adjustable up to 2 feet and available in heights
(within the 24- to 36-inch adjustability) ranging from
56 to 126 inches.
All FlexDecks are commercial off the shelf (COTS).
" If a customer calls me up and they need an additional
handrail or want to add an additional deck to
the stand they have, " FlexDecks category manager
depending on the type of maintenance required.
Aircraft maintenance technicians face different
space constraints, some of the spaces are ballroomsized,
others are much smaller.
" We always work with the end-users and verify
their needs and 'pains' on what their requirements
are, " she said. " We don't assume what the customer
is needing. We verify, verify, verify, supply drawings
and ensure they are completely satisfied before we
go into production. "
The overall fit, form and function of aircraft
maintenance stands have remained unchanged as
the outside of the aircraft has not changed. What
has changed over time, Croff said are some of the
maintenance stand features: adjustability, towing
capabilities, and sliders or fingers that conform to
the side of the aircraft. Also, options now include
folding handrails, pneumatic air, electrical outlets,
lighting, laptop trays and more.
FlexDecks was among the first, if not the first, to
add powder coating handrails as a standard because
of the oxidation of the aluminum and was favored
www.AviationPros.com 47
http://www.AviationPros.com

March-April_2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of March-April_2022

EDITOR’S TAKEOFF
Industry Inspection
Aircraft Cabin Lighting Technology and Trends
How Events Like the AMC Can Help Attract the Next Generation of Female Technicians
The Pivotal Work of Preventative Maintenance
Few Pandemic Problems for Paint
Exploring the Helicopter Market Landscape and MRO Ecosystem
EAGLE Stakeholders Seek Solution to Leaded Fuel
FOR THE RECORD
Human Factors Interventions that Keep on Giving
FEAM Aero's Growth Mindset
ARSA INSIGHT
Modular Maintenance Stands for All Aircraft Types
Advertiser’s Index
March-April_2022 - 1
March-April_2022 - 2
March-April_2022 - 3
March-April_2022 - EDITOR’S TAKEOFF
March-April_2022 - 5
March-April_2022 - 6
March-April_2022 - 7
March-April_2022 - Industry Inspection
March-April_2022 - 9
March-April_2022 - 10
March-April_2022 - 11
March-April_2022 - Aircraft Cabin Lighting Technology and Trends
March-April_2022 - 13
March-April_2022 - How Events Like the AMC Can Help Attract the Next Generation of Female Technicians
March-April_2022 - 15
March-April_2022 - 16
March-April_2022 - 17
March-April_2022 - 18
March-April_2022 - 19
March-April_2022 - The Pivotal Work of Preventative Maintenance
March-April_2022 - 21
March-April_2022 - 22
March-April_2022 - 23
March-April_2022 - 24
March-April_2022 - 25
March-April_2022 - 26
March-April_2022 - 27
March-April_2022 - Few Pandemic Problems for Paint
March-April_2022 - 29
March-April_2022 - 30
March-April_2022 - 31
March-April_2022 - 32
March-April_2022 - 33
March-April_2022 - Exploring the Helicopter Market Landscape and MRO Ecosystem
March-April_2022 - 35
March-April_2022 - 36
March-April_2022 - EAGLE Stakeholders Seek Solution to Leaded Fuel
March-April_2022 - FOR THE RECORD
March-April_2022 - Human Factors Interventions that Keep on Giving
March-April_2022 - 40
March-April_2022 - 41
March-April_2022 - FEAM Aero's Growth Mindset
March-April_2022 - 43
March-April_2022 - 44
March-April_2022 - 45
March-April_2022 - ARSA INSIGHT
March-April_2022 - Modular Maintenance Stands for All Aircraft Types
March-April_2022 - 48
March-April_2022 - 49
March-April_2022 - Advertiser’s Index
March-April_2022 - 51
March-April_2022 - 52
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/july-august-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/may-june-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/march-april-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/january-february-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/november-december-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/september-october-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/july-august-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/may_june_2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/march-april_2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/january-february-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/november-december-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/october_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/august-september-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/amt_june-july_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/amt_april-may2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/march2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/october2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/augustseptember2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/junejuly2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/aprilmay2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/march2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/AircraftMaintenanceTechnology_January-February2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/AircraftMaintenanceTechnology_November2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/october2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/augustseptember2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/junejuly2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/Aircraft_Maintenance_Technology_April-May_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/march2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/januaryfebruary2019
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com