Accession Number : ADA310786

Title :   Elevating Aircraft Rescue Platform Product Evaluation Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 14 Apr 95-5 Jan 96,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS CENTER EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : McSweemey, Kevin T. ; Morris, Dave ; Kettie, Bob ; Kelley, Stephen E.

PDF Url : ADA310786

Report Date : 12 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Final report of the commercial technology exploitation evaluation of the Lift-A-Loft model MP25-15 Special elevating platform produced by Lift-A-Loft Corporation of Muncie Indiana. The evaluation was conducted by the 436 CES, Fire Protection Division, Dover AFB, Delaware between 14 Apr 1995 and 5 Jan 1996. This evaluation was part of a continuing program to explore commercial off the shelf technology for application to Air Force firefighting requirements. The Lift-A-Loft model MP25-15 is a battery powered hydraulically activated scissor lift platform that can be towed, using a pintle hook equipped vehicle, to an aircraft and positioned to provide access up to 25 feet 3 inches above ground level. When the platform, with two firefighters aboard, was raised above 18 feet, it began to sway from side to side 8 to 10 inches off center. The 436th Wing Safety Office terminated the evaluation for stability and safety concerns. Investigation for a safer reasonably priced vehicle will continue for flightline firefighting/rescue capability on large frame aircraft.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, *RESCUE EQUIPMENT, *ELEVATORS(LIFTS), GROUND LEVEL, AIR FORCE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMMERCE, RESCUES, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, FRAMES, FIRE FIGHTING, DELAWARE, INDIANA.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE