paxliftadmin2020-12-16T11:31:08+00:00December 16th, 2020|Comments Off on Aircraft Door Safety Measures
We've added this excellent sensor to detect any movement in the aircraft door height.
“PaxLift…ticks a lot of boxes that others do not.”
Ground Handling International
“…compact, ideal for congested aprons, being a mere 2.55m wide, and is built for the comfort of its passengers.”
“…PaxLift overcomes the disadvantages of traditional, modified ambulift vehicles while retaining a small ground footprint.”
“The solution avoids the inherent problems associated with adapted PRM vehicles, such as chain maintenance, slow loading times and uncomfortable, often manually intensive, experiences for passengers.”
Ground Support Worldwide
“…a new PRM transporter which provides precise control and maximum comfort within a small footprint and single driver operation.”
“allows the sort of attention to detail for passenger comfort that hasn’t otherwise been feasible”
“…offers one-man operation, four-wheel steering and other safety features to protect passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs) as well as the aircraft on the ramp.”
Ground Support Worldwide
Proudly built by Baumann.
We have a proud and distinguished history, combining a generation of engineering expertise with modern craftmanship and a spirit of innovation. Our award-winning industrial sideloader machines are market leaders, and our first machine for PRM was built over a decade ago.
Setting a new standard in PRM transport.
PaxLift delivers safety and comfort; speed and accuracy.
By designing a new purpose-built machine specifically for passengers, Baumann has overcome the disadvantages of traditional modified vehicles…
There’s no separate lifting required to access the cabin, improving speed and comfort.
The driver and PRM are able to see one another.
Travelling is smooth and comfortable.
Vision and turning is excellent.
Extended lateral movement is not necessary.
Lifting is achieved without chains.
High payload capacities are possible.
Tier 4 Engine
Complete with a EPA/CARB Tier 4 final engine and EU Stage V. Electric version available from the first quarter of 2022.
Adjustable Ground Clearance
From 100mm to 500mm during travel, ideal for uneven surfaces and ramps, and reducing overall height when needed.
Four-wheel steering minimises the turning radius, increasing safety around the aircraft.
Auto door locking is one of many high-level safety controls, in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849 PL d certified software.
Full Vision System
Bird’s Eye View cameras provide a 360° ‘top down’ view around the PaxLift.
Pinpoint accuracy on aircraft approach, including automatic vehicle stop.
Low Closed Height
Suitable for modern airport terminals, the most compact PRM vehicle on the market is just 3100mm in height.
Varying Lift Heights
Our range includes:
PaxLift L = 4000mm lift
PaxLift XL = 5700mm lift
PaxLift XXL = 8100mm lift
A width of 2600mm means the PaxLift can operate on normal airport roads and streets.
Lift Height Pre-Selection
Lifting height pre-selection programme for different aircraft types.
A roof protects passengers from the sun and rain when embarking and disembarking
Cooling and heating system to guarantee operations from -40 degrees Celsius to +50 degrees Celsius
Automatic speed reduction to 2 km/h in the lifting mode
PLC system for failure diagnose
Fire extinguisher (dry-powder) and first aid kit
Emergency shut-off with four buttons
Wide angle camera and video system with four cameras for monitoring the operations
Door locking system for lifting operations
Automatic vehicle stop for approaching the aircraft
Passenger cabin with fixation rails on the bottom for wheelchairs, 6 foldable seats sidewise, one fire extinguisher and first aid kit, white ceiling lights for embarking/disembarking, green ceiling lights for driving, one white light for driver’s stand
Driving speed up to 30km/h
Climbing power = 12%
Turning radius of less than 8 meters
Seamless lifting process, without any jerky movements or lateral movements of the passenger cabin
Nato-socket for external power supply
Lifting equipment designed to guarantee operations with wind conditions of 100km/h
Purpose-built and patented lifting columns without chains
Laser point indication on aircraft fuselage
Laser measuring system for distance to aircraft with display in cabin
EU machinery directive 2006/42/EG
EN 1915 part 1, 2, 3 and 4 for aircraft ground support equipment
EN 12312-14 Aircraft ground support equipment – Specific requirements – Part 14: Disabled/incapacitated passenger boarding vehicles
Relevant IATA AHMs, specifically: AHM 909, Summary of Unit Load, AHM 910 Basic requirements for aircraft ground support equipment, AHM 911 Requirements for Compatibility with Aircraft Unit Load Devices, AHM 913 Basic safety requirements for aircraft ground support equipment, AHM 921r Boarding/De-Boarding Vehicle for Passengers with Reduced Mobility (PRM), AHM 923 Elevating Passenger Transfer Vehicle
An ingenious lifting solution
Raising passengers smoothly and without a pantograph, mast or chains.
…how on earth do we do it?
Three lifting columns with integrated suspensions makes the operation fast and smooth, whilst the hydraulic powered steering axle ensures continuous reliability and performance.
All wheel steer & integrated suspension provides a tighter turning circle, clearer view and smaller footprint.
How did we get here?
We first began working on ground support equipment over a decade ago when we worked with Lufthansa Leos and Catcon to produce the first sideloader based trucks. Our experience with industrial sideloaders, for which we have won the prestigious FLTA Award for Innovation, led us to look at new ways of providing safer, smoother and more practical ways to transport PRM and VIP passengers.
State-of-the-art technology, that’s how.
Forgive us for not going into too much detail at this stage, but if you want to find out more, we are happy to discuss them with you!
You can also find us at various exhibitions around the globe… Thanks to all those that saw us in 2017 – 2020 and gave us great feedback! Our show schedule has been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but we hope to be back on the road soon…