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Entries in wing walkers (2)

Thursday
Mar282019

Eight Best Practices to Prevent Hangar Rash or Worse

Hangar rash sounds nasty and is the bane of all FBOs.

We’ve all seen it. A line service technician gets in a hurry repositioning a GIV in a hangar and bangs the tail into another Gulfstream.

Say the estimated cost to repair the damage is $175,000. Assume the FBO’s insurance deductible is $25,000. That $25,000 is a big hit to the bottom line.

How does an FBO reduce the risk of this kind of incident? The answer is having a strong safety culture that invests in proper training of line personnel with a defined set of hangar and ramp movement practices as part of standard operating procedures (SOP).

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Wednesday
Oct032018

Replace Wooden Chocks with Rubber Chocks

Invest in rubber chocks. Yes, they cost more, but with so many aircraft movements involving expensive aircraft, an investment in rubber chocks can help you diminish risk, lower your exposure to accidents and possibly reduce insurance premiums.

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