All Aircraft & Shipbuilding articles – Page 3

  • Nurminen Logistics transported Guardboat 55 across Finland

    Nurminen takes minesweeper to sea


    A decommissioned minesweeper was transported across Finland by Nurminen Logistics using a 680 hp four-axle MAN tractor and 10-axle Goldhofer modular trailer

  • CV International and Instant UpRight provided full wraparound maintenance stands for the C-130 aircr

    CVI completes Alaska national guard contract


    CV International, representative of Instant UpRight, recently supplied the Alaska National Guard with a full wraparound system to carry out maintenance and inspections on its C-130 aircraft.

  • HMS Unicorn has its new figurehead fitted from the platform of a Genie S45.  The 11.2m outreach of t

    New figurehead installed from Nationwide Platforms boom.


    The world's sixth oldest ship has been fitted with a striking unicorn figurehead put in position from a Genie S45 boom lift supplied by UK rental company Nationwide Platforms.

  • From Left to right, Kang Xuezeng, ZPMC president, Grant Rushton, Babcock apprentice welder, Archie B

    Rosyth goliath crane testing


    The new 1,000 tonne capacity gantry crane at the Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland, UK, has been assembled and is undergoing load testing prior to starting work in September

  • The Airo SF920 E 2E self-propelled electric scissor lift is delivered to the airline carrier Volga-D

    Airo electric scissor sold to Russian airline


    Russian access dealer and rental company, LTECH-Lifting Technology, has supplied an Airo SF920 E 2E self-propelled electric scissor lift to the airline carrier Volga-Dnepr. Volga-Dnepr specialises in transporting oversize and heavy cargo.

  • ALE’s 4,300 tonne capacity AL.SK90 has been renamed AL.SK190 as part of a global re-rebranding strat

    ALE wins carrier contract, adds to fleet, rebrands


    Heavy transport and lifting company ALE based in the UK has been awarded its largest contract to date

  • Ltech converts an Italian made Faresin telehandler for hauling a yacht trailer at a prestigious Russ

    Ltech converts telehandler to yacht transporter


    A prestigious yacht club near Moscow approached Ltech with an unusual challenge. The FordeWind Yacht club wanted Ltech to convert a Faresin FH17.40 telehandler into a hauler for a special boat transporter trailer.

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    HMS Victory needs big booms with delicate touch


    When the Royal Navy says that the historic HMS Victory must be revamped no cost nor effort is spared. The HMS Victory which originates from the 18th century is the oldest ship in the British naval service. It achieved prominence as Admiral Nelson's flagship in the naval battle of Trafalgar. ...

  • Semmco launches its tail docking system to help improve the safety and speed of aircraft maintenance

    Aircraft access solution helps keep planes in the air


    UK based design and engineering company, Semmco has officially launched a specialist access solution for aircraft maintenance. The tail docking system encases the aircraft tail and consists of a series of platforms which allow engineers to work at four height levels from 2.5 m (8 ft) to 9 m (30ft).

  • Bridge clearance on the Rhine had to be carefully monitored

    Buran moved to Speyer museum


    In October 2008 the Technik Museum Speyer in Germany opens a new hall fully dedicated to space travel. Highlight is the Buran, Russia's answer to the US Space Shuttle. Moving the spacecraft over water and land to its new home in the south of Germany, was a major challenge. Heavy ...

  • Houseboat moves by road

    Heavy transport diversity


    The heavy and specialized transport industry is increasingly challenged to find solutions to carry extreme loads to their destinations. In solving those challenges ingenuity is often the key word. Gino Koster presents some examples on the basis of the ESTA 2008 award winning jobs and other typical entries