Overhead Lifeline Systems For Aircraft Hangars

Cable-based Fall Protection For Aircraft Hangars

Our overhead horizontal lifelines provide the most customizable pass-through fall protection in the world. The flexibility of these aircraft hangar systems are able to service a wide variety of of aircraft and structures.

Flexible Lifeline Systems is recognized as the only true turnkey provider of engineered fall arrest solutions. When it comes to providing fall protection to aircraft techs and mechanics, we have set the standard for fall arrest capability, quality, and efficiency

Contact our fall protection experts to learn more about our safety solutions for working at height on aircrafts and inside hangars.

Single Span Lifelines

Single Span Lifelines

Single span systems are economical, cable-based, stainless steel fall arrest systems that provide fall protection for up to three users and a span of 200 feet.

Multi-Span Lifelines

Multi-Span Lifelines

Our multi-span systems accommodates horizontal, inclined, curved and vertical requirements, allowing a user to travel unlimited lengths without having to disconnect and re-connect to the system.

Overhead Cable System Features


The systems we design offer unparalleled flexibility. Our engineers are able to develop and install both single and multi-span overhead horizontal lifelines that accommodate all your protocols.

Multi User

With multi-span lifeline systems, multiple workers have comfortable and safe access to working areas to service the fuselage, wing, tail, or engine on aircrafts ranging in size from 777s and C-130s, to Cessna and Challenger aircrafts.

Patented Overhead Shuttle

The unique and patented overhead shuttle unit glides freely over stainless steel cables providing continuous protection over the entire length of the system. A built-in user-friendly tension indicator  and in-line energy absorber to reduce end loads also insure the safety of the user. All components are serial numbered for easy tracking and maintenance when needed.


Overhead lifeline systems come in single span lengths of up to 200 feet and unlimited length multi-span systems allowing systems to be easily expanded when needed.


Simple and economical installation of overhead lifeline systems make them an affordable aircraft hanger fall protection solution.

All Weather

Overhead cable based systems are all-weather meaning they can be engineered for inside the hanger or for outside-use systems as well for optimum productivity.

Cable-Based – Aircraft Projects

Overhead Lifeline for Southwest Airlines

The Southwest Airlines maintenance team required the capability to add two 737-900 aircraft near the front of one of their hangars requiring the engineering of atypical support connections for the system anchor points.

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How long does it take to complete an engineered fall protection system?

On average, it takes anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks to complete most projects. This includes 1-2 weeks to perform a site visit and another 3-4 weeks to complete the engineering and design phase. Once the system has been designed, fabrication and installation take approximately 4-6 weeks.

There are a lot of different solutions. How do I know which one I need?

This requires a careful evaluation of the job task, space constraints, and many other criteria. Our fall safety experts are here to help you in determining which solution can best meet your needs. Contact the systems specialist in your designated territory to get started.

How do I get someone to come out and look at my facility?

To discuss your options and request a site visit, contact the systems specialist in your designated territory.

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