Teleplatforms - Aviation and Space - Aircraft Manufacturing & Maintenance


Developed by CTI Systems to enable the highest areas of an aircraft to be accessed by production or maintenance personnel quickly and safely, Teleplatforms feature a telescopic mast that is linked to a specially developed crane trolley overhead


For aircraft maintenance applications, a key benefit of CTI Systems' Teleplatform technology is the fact that it is compatible with an extensive range of aircraft types and even aircraft that are parked in the hangar at an angle can be reached just as easily as those in a ‘nose-in’ or ‘tail-in’ position. This flexibility means that inspection and maintenance work can be undertaken on the broadest mixed fleets – an extremely valuable feature at facilities where short notice is often given regarding the make and model of the incoming aircraft to be worked upon.

Quickest aircraft access

In operation, the platform is lowered back down to floor level. At this point maintenance personnel can enter the platform and their elevation to the required position on the aircraft can commence.

Teleplatforms travel within the bridges of the crane system and can be deployed at any point within the hangar underneath the overhead crane tracks. The Teleplatform can also be quickly and simply interchanged with a hoist carrier if required and is parked when not in use or when servicing is required.

Latest ergonomic features and safety equipment

To ensure that any part of the Teleplatform does not come into contact with an aircraft at any stage, it can be fitted with CTI Systems' distance control technologies – Touchless Bumper, Block Shape Control and Twin Scan Control.

Meanwhile, the platform’s horizontal movements – left and right and backwards and forwards -are determined by a Relative Motion Control (RMC) system, developed by CTI Systems. The RMC allows a technician to direct the platform with precision and ease by simply moving the joystick in the required direction of travel. The RMC technology registers the platform’s position and working level relative to the crane’s axis and adjusts its ‘compass’ accordingly. This means that the operator simply has to move the joystick forwards or backwards, left or right, without having to realign him or herself to the current angle of the platform. This built-in functional simplicity means that the platform can be controlled easily and with the utmost safety. As a result, working speeds are optimized.

The work platforms feature a host of equipment to keep personnel safe and comfortable, including: a hot and cold water supply, compressed and breathing air, electrical sockets and lighting, safety ropes and emergency decent gear.

First ever Teleplatform – a CTI Systems Invention

The original Telepatform was patented on June 4th 1974 by CTI Systems' CEO at that time, Karl Pamer. The technology was given its first application in the Boeing 747 production process and since that time the development of this important piece of equipment has come to be seen as something of a milestone in the history of aviation access.

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