The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently visited the manufacturing facilities of All Metal Maintenance Stands to inspect the finalized prototypes the company has created for the Coast Guards fleet of MH-65s. The custom-made multi-purpose maintenance stands were designed for use when performing both routine maintenance and complete overhauls on the MH-65.
All Metal developed the concept of designing a cohesive set of smaller stands to surround the aircraft, with stands crafted for specific functionality. The company worked with the USCG to enhance the safety for the maintenance crew at the USCGs Elizabeth City, N.C., maintenance facility.
Last month the prototype custom stands underwent rigorous testing in the USCGs Elizabeth City facility. After the testing, enhancements were made by All Metal. A USCG representative visited All Metals facility in Las Vegas, Nev., inspected the finalized prototype stands, and gave his design approval.