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03.12.2005

Aircraft rescue team

Panther Platform rentals has air lifted three aerial lifts to the Dominincan Republic to help rescue a stranded Boeing 767.

The mini access fleet comprised a Haulotte H23, 23metre telescopic boom and two 8.5metre Skyjack diesel scissors from Panther’s Birmingham branch.

The units were rented to aircraft rescue specialists, Support Air. The units were air freighted on the day of hire to the scene of the immobilised aircraft to provide support to the technical repair teams.
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Three platforms and a crane prepare to remove the aurcrafts tailwing


The £60m passenger aircraft had sustained significant damage, the lifts were put straight into action to help construct a temporary repair facility. The next challenge was to work in conjunction with a locally hired Tadano truck mounted crane to remove the plane’s tail fin.

The lifts remained on location for three months and were then returned to Birmingham, during the period on site the units performed flawlessly, without a single hitch, probably just as well given the distance involved for a service call out!

Danny Coughlin, Director of Support Air said, “We take great pride to meet every customer’s needs, responding quickly and efficiently whatever the challenge. In a business where quotes have to be completed in hours and contracts anywhere in the world may start within days, we need suppliers we can totally rely on. Panther Platform Rentals provide the service we need, with expert advice on the machines to suit our needs, a sky-high standard of equipment and a no-hassle approach to doing business.”

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