Detailed below are brief technical details of our Aviramp boarding ramps. Should you require further information and a data sheet, please contact us.
Please note that this information is for all powered models and the manually operated Aviramp Lite technical details are on the Aviramp Lite page.
Detailed above is an Aviramp Continental
Operationally, all of our Aviramp range use the same basic control mechanisms which are very similar to that of traditional powered air-stairs, making the units simple and easy for ground staff to use.
All Aviramp models have undergone extensive structural analysis/testing and are designed to withstand severe winds in excess of 21 metres per second together with passenger loads of 3.2 KN per sq.metre.
All units are manufactured using a fully gavanised steel chassis which supports the all aluminium ramp and support structure.
On models that incorporate a docking pllatform with sliding handrails, one is tapered to minimise the gap between unit and aircraft fuselage.
We also incorporate a spring loaded front buffer which also swivels to match the aircraft shape.
The platform is supported by a mechanical locking pawl system.
All larger Aviramp models consist of a patented 3 walkway system which also includes Ra'alloy Ramps unique all weather anti slip floor.
This floor is a special ribbed and serrated section which does not require maintenance to remain anti slip. It is manufactured by Ra'alloy Ramps Ltd (Aviramp parent company ) and has proved itself as a world leader on many public access projects since 1994.
The width of the walkways is 0.885 metres wide allowing full, easy access for wheelchairs and also constrains the total width of Aviramp to 2.9 metres including handrails so as to easily fit on aiirport roadways.
Whether the larger International model or the smaller Domestic model, our whole range of Aviramp portable jet bridges can be positioned against the aircraft by one person.
A hydraulic motor drives the unit which is powered by a reliable Hatz diesel engine. The motor has an adjustable speed controller on both the forward and backward speed, enabling the unit to be driven towards the aircraft slower than reversing away if preferred.
In an emergency such as the engine fails to start while against the aircraft, there is a manual hydraulic pump which can be used to raise the stabilisers and the unit can be simply hand pushed away from the aircraft. This can also be used to raise or lower the main gangway,
Aviramp is supplied as a standard base unit and any bespoke specifications or optional extras such as, lighting, roofing etc. can easily be implemented to suit customer requirements. Please contact us to discuss your requirements further.
Extensive manual handling tests (in-line with UK Health & Safety legislation) for wheelchair handlers undertaken by us duing development stage showed ramp angles should not be over a maximum of 10 degrees with an average weight passenger and our load push-pull tests determined our optimum ramp angle should be 7.5 - 8 degrees.
Anti Slip Floor Testing
A major concern at all airports is passenger safety and in particular the anti slip floor. We have carried out extensive test using specialist equipment even up until 2013 where the launch of the second generation Aviramp Lite required the ramp to be on a slightly higher angle.
Exeter airport carried out their own anti skid tests in 'wet weather'. The results overwhelmingly showed the superb anti skid properties as the figure on the equipment even amazed the suppliers of the test equipment.
A video of the test can be seen below.
All structure components are modular and inter- changeable with items fully CAD designed and aviailable internationally. Where possible we also use mechanical components such as engine and hydraulics from companies who already have an international reliable distribution network should any mechanical breakdowns occur.
UK and European delivery will predominantly be by road and International delivery will be via containerised transport (subject to the availability of our international manufacturing partners).
Site assembly varies with the model, detailed left is a Continental shipped to Reunion and takes 4 approximately 4 days to assemble by our engineers. We do require lifting equipment such as a forklift truck to be made available'
For further technical information or Data sheet, please contact us