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S.A.F.E. Structure Designs and L.A. County Fire Department have teamed up to develop a custom ergonomic set of maintenance stands for the B412.
The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands will allow technicians SAFE access to perform maintenance on the engines, transmission, and main rotor systems of their B412 aircraft. These stands will be lightweight and easy to move around. The custom design is compact enough to fit in a busy hangar yet will provide plenty of space on the work platform increasing both safety and efficiency for the maintenance staff. The stands will allow for multiple technicians to be working on the aircraft at the same time without impeding each other. With the technician’s ability to perform either complete overhaul or routine maintenance, these platforms are being designed to give the best of both worlds. S.A.F.E. will also offer several modification options for the B412 maintenance stands depending on the individual customer’s aircraft application.
Dennis Blumenthal, the Director of Maintenance for L.A. County Fire, has 24 years of experience working on these aircraft. Dennis advised S.A.F.E. on maintenance tips and design suggestions that S.A.F.E. will be eagerly incorporating into the innovative platforms which will provide an efficient and safe working environment for both routine and heavy maintenance.
“Dennis is one of the coolest guys in Aviation. Everybody in the industry seems to know him and certainly looks to him for advice… including us at S.A.F.E. Structure. I am humbled and honored that Dennis has always been willing to open up his hangar to S.A.F.E. Structure and assist us with his knowledge from many years of experience,” said Johnny Buscema, S.A.F.E. CEO. “In past years, we have worked with Dennis to develop Firehawk custom platforms that turned out to be an industry standard for Firehawk maintenance. We believe these custom B412 stands will meet the same high standards. God has blessed S.A.F.E. Structure and the aerial fire industry with having Dennis around.”
This press release was prepared and distributed by S.A.F.E. Structure Designs.