News‎ > ‎

Qantas Rolls Royce Boeing Jet Engine Maintenance Platform (October 2005)

posted Nov 30, 2010, 1:05 AM by Chris Ryman   [ updated Sep 29, 2013, 1:41 AM by Chris Ryman ]
Initially Ryman Composites (then known as NoseCone Manufacturing) was approached by Qantas Maintenance to refurbish some old Maintenance platforms. On further review they did not meet OH&S requirements in many areas including weight, handles, pinch points and latches. NoseCone made a further proposal and was engaged to undertake a compliance re-design of the set of 5 parts. We redesigned the lifting systems by integrating handles into the lower surface, recessing Protex secure close catches, improving the part to part key system, reducing the number of parts from 5 to 4, strengthening the part edge structure to better withstand rough handling, applying our proprietary non skid working surface and creating a better system for installing the non slip strips on he lower surface.

We submitted the revised drawings to Rolls Royce for review and on approval commenced manufacture of 14 sets for various maintenance locations.