Inflatable Commercial and Military Aircraft Maintenance Shelters
When you consider all of the equipment
required to undertake an engine change when a hangar is unavailable, our
Shelter package doesn't take up much space, but it can save your AOG team
a ton of time. It takes just five minutes to position and inflate the
shelter around the nacelles and it requires no further attention until
you're ready to go home!
All of our patented shelters work, using the same principal: A fan (which operates continuously while the shelter is inflated) blows air through a series of interconnected fabric tubes, thereby causing them to inflate. The tubes, which are pressurised to a level slightly higher than ambient pressure, form the framework of the shelter.
This fabric framework is engineered to envelop a portion of the Nacelle or wing profile. This unique design effectively docks the shelter to the aircraft - making it extremely stable even in very windy conditions. All Shelters are designed to be easily transportable for aircraft recovery and they can be inflated by two operatives in less than five minutes.
A series of fan types are available, depending on the applications
envisaged - from an inexpensive 110V/220V blower for ramp-based
work to a 110V 400Hz unit for aircraft recovery operations.
Air conditioning cart inlets are incorporated into the shelter for
more demanding climates - these ports may be zippered shut when
not in use.
TROJAN AND IGLOO INFLATABLE SHELTERS
J B Roche's TROJAN and IGLOO Inflatable Shelters are now becoming recognised as an essential piece of maintenance equipment for large and small airlines and for the maintenance crews of military aircraft throughout the world.
J B Roche's Igloo shelters are designed to extend above the wing - leaving
sufficient height to fit the forward bootstrap equipment - the Igloo
also incorporates an inlet duct so that an air-conditioning ground cart
duct may be attached during extremes of temperature. Air tight zippers
are fitted to facilitate rapid deflation once the job is done
J.B. Roche also design and manufacture
a full range of Inflatable Shelters for Military applications
SHELTERS FOR COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY