10T Flexible aircraft handling system
Six large all-pneumatic Movers were built to RAF’s specifications to enable a complete Harrier to be loaded, jacked, dismantled and then moved in stages through the hangar. At the final stage the aircraft is wheeled off the transporter, fuelled and made ready to fly.
Each Mover is fitted with air-powered drive units and a pneumatic remote control. The drive system allows the aircraft to be moved safely and accurately forwards, backwards, sideways or rotated in either direction.
The Solving Movers have enabled the RAF to revolutionise their Harrier maintenance programme, and the new process has achieved considerable savings in cost and downtime.