In this video clip of 4 minutes, the electrical hoist kit developed by Airbus’ Ground Support Equipment (GSE) team is used to install a Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine on the A350 XWB flight testbed aircraft. The hoist kit aims to significantly reduce time and labour expenditure and increase flexibility during engine removal and installation.
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This electrical hoist kit allows installing a complete engine with only 3 operators, improving their safety because there is no physical action during the lift, the buzzer informs about the limit load and the supervision system prevents any overload.
This kit, validated in the A380 testbed where the Trent XXWB is flying, is compatible with the complete Airbus family so it will start to be used on the other FALs in coming months.