Aircraft Overhead Lifelines

Cable-Based Overhead Fall Protection For Aircraft Hangars

Overhead horizontal lifelines provide the most customizable pass-through fall protection in the world. This flexibility is particularly important for our aviation clients who service dramatically different types and sizes of aircrafts in a vast variety of structures.

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

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.

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. With these 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.

Overhead Cable System Features

  • Unique and patented overhead shuttle unit
  • Shuttle unit glides freely over stainless steel cables
  • Continuous protection over entire length of system
  • Built-in user-friendly tension indicator
  • Simple and economical installation
  • Serial numbering of all components
  • Single span lengths of up to 200 feet
  • Unlimited length multi-span systems
  • In-line energy absorber to reduce end loads
  • All-weather use for optimum productivity

Fall Protection Expertise

As the industry leader, Flexible Lifeline Systems (FLS) is acknowledged as the only true turnkey provider of innovative fall arrest solutions. We set the standard for fall arrest capability, quality, and efficiency when it comes to fall safety for aircraft maintenance.

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

Overhead Cable Horizontal Lifeline Case Study


Southwest Airlines – Maintenance Hangar Lifelines

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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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 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.

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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Aircraft Fall Safety Solutions

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FlexRail

FlexRail

Overhead rail and track systems with optional bypass capability.

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FlexBridge

FlexBridge

A rigid rail enclosed track fall protection system in a bridge format.

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Cable Based

Cable Based

Cable-based systems for pass-through fall protection in aircraft hangars.

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Mobile

Mobile

Freestanding and mobile systems for aircraft maintenance and access.

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Portable Overview

Portable Overview

Flexible Lifeline Systems (FLS) offers a variety of freestanding and portable fall protection solutions.

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Custom

Custom

We can design and manufacture custom solutions per your requirements.

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