BAL CUSTOM DESIGNS

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CF6 Lift and Tip 80 series

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Over Wing Access Systems

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T900 Transport Stand Castor Lifter

A330 APU Handling

  • Design a tailored, cost-effective solution for "shop handling" purpose

  • Collaborative design with customer

  • The solution comprised of an overhead crane attachment point.

Outcome - No requirement for a specific hoist during shop handling purposes

         

B737 APU Handling

  • Design a tailored, cost-effective solution for shop handling purposes

  • Collaborative design with customer

  • The solution comprised of an overhead crane attachment point.

Outcome - 1 x Tool required to attach to an APU which has traceable data vs smaller, multiple components required which were not assembled or tested.

         

BAL71001 - Lift and Tip (CF6-80C2)

  • Design a Lifting Device/s capable of removing a CF6-80C2 Nose Cowl from the customers furnished storage box, allowing Horizontal storage to Vertical installation

  • Customer supplied dimensions and assisted in risk analysis for the aircraft.

  • External Structural Engineer certified for ISO compliance during the inspection process

  • Varied trials completed in both vertical-horizontal and horizontal-vertical - Passed

  • Proof tested and NDT - Passed

Outcome - Safe handling and time-efficient movement of the CF6-80C2 Nose Cowl from storage to installation

 

BAL71001 - Lift and Tip (CF6-80E1)

  • Design a Lifting Device/s capable of removing a CF6-80C2 Nose Cowl from the customers furnished storage box, allowing Horizontal storage to Vertical installation

  • Customer supplied dimensions and assisted in risk analysis for the aircraft.

  • External Structural Engineer certified for ISO compliance during the inspection process

  • Varied trials completed in both vertical-horizontal and horizontal-vertical - Passed

  • Proof tested and NDT - Passed

Outcome- Safe handling and time-efficient movement of the CF6-80C2 Nose Cowl from storage to installation

 

BAL-T900C

  • Design a suitable and safe Lifting device for the T900 Castors to T900 Transport Stand·       

  • Customer requirements; 1 x operator required lifting device for safe use, with minimal risk to the operator when transporting/installing.
    Noted Safety concern prior to engagement of "Crush" of fingers/hands from old practices.

  • External Structural Engineer certified for ISO compliance during the inspection process

  • Varied trials completed to the stand and from the stand - Passed

  • Proof tested and NDT - Passed

Outcome- 1 x Lift tool required for lifting/transport/installation of T900 Castors to Transport Stand.

 

BAL - B737 Wi-Fi Preload

  • Design a Lifting Beam Assy and weight configuration for preload of the Antenna and Radome seals for the B737 Wi-Fi Project
    Note: 3 x Weighted and Preloaded positions required. Accuracy 1-2% of total weight for pre-load

  • Calculated loads and load centres based off ViaSat supplied drawings.

  • Design a lifting beam/spreader beam assy with 3 x attachment and calibrated weights for preload.

  • External Structural Engineer certified for ISO compliance during the inspection process

  • Conducted load testing and trials of position and pre-load forces. Passed customer requirements

Outcome - Beam assy to work in conjunction with ViaSat tooling to provide pre-load of installation of Antenna and Radome assembly

 

BAL - QOW Safety Lanyards

  • Design a suitable solution for anchorage on all Aircraft fleet owned and controlled by the requesting customer
    Note; B737, B767/A330 and B747

  • Calculated and recorded measurement for Restraint Technique of maintenance engineers to leave the Aircraft Fuselage to Wing for external inspections.

  • Design to stay within noted working surfaces for door seal inspections, without reaching FWD and Trailing Edge of wing surface

  • Confirmed with Customer for requirements during multiple trials and application use.

  • Engaged OEM (SALA) to manufacture and supply specific part numbers and quantities as required.

Outcome- Engineers are able to access the wing surface from the designated anchor point in the fuselage, and work within controlled area, with a reduction in their risk assessment.