HAI Convention News

All Metal Safety First Products Save Mechanics from Injury

 - February 11, 2012, 9:40 PM

All Metal Maintenance Stands (MS, Booth No. 4406) has been providing its products to the aviation industry for more than a decade.

“We specialize in the design and manufacturing of Safety First maintenance stands, maintenance support equipment and hangar equipment for all helicopter applications,” John Buscena, president and CEO, told AIN here at Heli-Expo 2012. “We focus on working with customers to design customized products that enhance and improve aircraft maintenance,” he said.

All Metal MS maintenance stands are the invention of helicopter mechanic Bill McNiff, who began the company designing and building custom-fit maintenance stands for helicopters, with the goal of improving the safety and effectiveness of maintenance personnel. The platforms are constructed from high-strength steel with anti-slip and anti-bounce safety tread.

In recent years, according to Buscena, the company began to mass-produce a range of stands for different helicopters. It is currently working on a set of stands for U.S. Coast Guard HH-65A Dolphin helicopter engines, transmission and tail rotor.

At its booth the company is also showing its innovative Flir holder, the Gird, which allows a single technician to mount or remove heavy, unwieldy gimbal-mount cameras and searchlights on helicopters. It also is displaying a new lightweight, transportable hoist, which is designed to break down into a manageable box for deployment in the field for emergency maintenance.