Completed 2003 & 2002
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Scope of Work: Design, Supply, Installation
Project Client: American Airlines
American Airlines Uni-Dock
Two Uni-Dock systems at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW) accommodate American Airlines B-767 and B-777 fleet maintenance. An aircraft can be fully docked within an hour of arrival, with the five-story Uni-Dock structure providing safe, simultaneous access to all aircraft components. At the same time, landing gear elevator platforms allow for strut seal maintenance, and landing gear swing checks and heavy maintenance. The Uni-Dock systems and landing gear elevator platforms work in conjunction to significantly reduce the time aircraft spend out of service for maintenance and inspections.
The staff of Uni-Systems Engineering designed, supplied, and installed the structures and electro-mechanical drive systems for the American Airlines Uni-Dock and landing gear elevator platforms. A personal computer controls a multitude mechanical drives that move the Uni-Dock components within inches of the aircraft without colliding or damaging it.