1) What is the difference in 'Certified or Approved ' stands and non certified stands?
Certified stands are stands that are approved by all the engine manufacturers. Non certified stands are made to the aircraft manufacturer specs and will perform the tasks of certified stands. Your use of which stand is determined by your requirements from your company requirements, Insurance or other limitations. Usually a new and serviceable engine under warranty may require the use of certified stands. FAR 125
2) Who uses non certified stands and why?
These stands often referred to as after market or PMA stands are used extensively by MRO, airlines and other aviation companies. For example due to higher costs and long lead times for certified stands operators will use these stands. Also economics, would you want to put a $ 100K run out engine on a $ 40K stand?
3) Can I not buy used certified stands?
Yes but availability is very limited as inventory sells as soon as it reaches the market. Also a used certified stand will often sell for more than a new non certified stand.
4) Are there different kinds of stands?
Yes the most common being the jet engine transportation and storage stand. This stand comes with casters and isolators ( shock absorbers ) that allow for the safe and effective transportation and storage of the jet engine.
CFM56-3 ENGINE TRANSPORTATION STAND ( THIS ONE WAS MADE FOR KALITTA AIR )
There are also storage pedestals
CFM56-3 ENGINE STORAGE PEDESTALS IN USE ( IN USE BY AERCAP IN MARNARA ARIZONA )
CFM 56-3 ENGINE STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE PEDESTALS READY TO SHIP.
CFM56-3 ENGINE STORAGE PEDESTALS IN USE
That offer a very cost effective and efficient solution for engine storage. Also storage stands and
Shop stands. These typically do not have casters or isolators.
CFM 56-3 ENGINE STORAGE AND MAINTENAVE STAND ( AVAILABLE WITH OR WITHOUT CASTERS)
5) What is a bootstrap capable stand?
This is a stand that will allow the use of a Bootstrap kit to lower the engine directly and safely on the
CFM56-5 BOOTSTAP CAPABALE ENGINE STAND AND CFM56-5 BOOTSTRAP KIT IN USE
CFM56-3 JET ENGINE SHIPPING STAND AND CFM56-3 ENGINE BOOTSTRAP KIT IN USE
PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA
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OEM Replacement Parts/ Refurbished and Inventory.
We Offer OEM and Replacement Parts for all make and models of Stands.
- We Sell OEM ISOLATORS
- WE Sell OEM Casters