S.A.F.E. Awarded Contract for US Army UH-60 Helicopter Custom Work Platforms at Yuma Proving Grounds

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs announced the contract for custom work platforms for the U.S. Army fleet of UH-60’s at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Tucson, Arizona. These SAFETY FIRST ergonomic maintenance stands are custom-designed for the United States Army’s UH-60. They are uniquely developed to fit and function in the tight-spaced hangar layout of the Yuma facility. The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians SAFE access to all areas of their UH-60 aircraft. The stands are equipped with the latest features including a seamless fit to the aircraft with access to the main rotor, engine, transmission, flight controls, tail boom, drive shafts and tail rotor.

“We are proud to supply the U.S. Army with more UH-60 maintenance support equipment that fit their unique challenges,” said Johnny Buscema, S.A.F.E. CEO. “There are no other stands on the market as effective and efficient as our custom designs. This support equipment is designed to provide personnel with safe and efficient access for all maintenance. We have provided similar custom support equipment for a wide range of helicopters and airplanes in both the civilian and military sector.”

Sikorsky Rotor Wing Aircraft Maintenance Platforms
S.A.F.E. Structure DesignsUH-60 Black Hawk maintenance platforms/nose maintenance stand.

UH-60M is the latest variant in the Black Hawk family of helicopters. UH-60 Black Hawk is a multi-mission helicopter developed by Sikorsky that has been operational in the US Army since 1978. The export version of the UH-60 Black Hawk is designated as S-70A.The Black Hawk helicopters are manufactured at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation production facilities based in Stratford, Connecticut, US. The primary mission of the Black Hawk helicopter is as a troop carrier and logistical support aircraft, but the helicopter can also be configured to carry out medical evacuation, command-and-control, search-and-rescue, armed escort, electronic warfare and executive transport missions.

The aircraft-specific design of the stands increases safety and efficiency. S.A.F.E. has been working alongside the U.S. military in various locations to provide these innovative designs that are custom designed for both aircraft and location including the U.S. Army National Guard UH-60 and the U.S. Coast Guard MH-60. S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is the global leader in maintenance support equipment that strives to put safety first. S.A.F.E. listens to the needs of the maintenance teams and designs custom equipment to the exact specifications that consider realistic ergonomic factors as well as efficiency. S.A.F.E provides the answers to the unique challenges of working on complex aircraft.

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
S.A.F.E. Structure Designs UH-60 Black Hawk left side engine transmission main rotor maintenance stand.

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