All Metal Designs Platforms for Columbia Helicopters

All Metal MS delivered a customized line of Fall Protection Platforms to Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters. All Metal developed the concept of designing an adjustable Fall Protection Platform, for both the BV107/CH-46 and BV234/CH-47, which supports the aircraft with a platform crafted for specific functionality of fall protection. The mechanics and crews utilizing the platforms have touted the adjustability of the platforms to fit any configuration/ angle of the aircraft is its most job friendly feature. The platforms were designed for use when performing both routine maintenance and complete overhauls.
In March, All Metal began working alongside Columbia Helicopter’s team to design a Fall Protection Platform that was cost effective and more functional than other industry fall protection devices. Fall Protection Platforms differ from maintenance stands because they act more like a safety net when a mechanic is required to physically work on the aircraft, says All Metal.
“I continuously get thanked by our technicians, which is rare,” says Oscar Acevedo, Hangar Operations manager, Columbia Helicopters. “With these new platforms the mechanics and leads are actually trying to justify why they need the platforms more on their project/aircraft.”
Johnny Buscema, All Metal president and CEO, adds: “Designing platforms that are easily mobile, provide versatility for various aircraft, and can contour around aircraft accessories while overcoming the obstacles of hangar space, was a goal we are quite proud to have accomplished. We here at All Metal take pride in assuring that our Fall Protection Platforms provide the highest level of safety, efficiency, quality, and functionality for our clients.”

Leave a Reply