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J B ROCHE (MFG) LTD

Inflatable Commercial and Military Aircraft Maintenance Shelters


J B Roche manufacture and market specialised inflatable aircraft maintenance shelters for both Military and Commercial Aircraft eg: Beechcraft 1900, Saab 340, Dash 8, Q-400, ATR 42/72, Airbus 319/320/321, Airbus 330, Airbus 340, Airbus 380, Boeing 737, Boeing 757/767, Boeing 747/777, ATP, Twin Otter, Texan II Trainer, C-130, KC-135, KC-10, KC-30, B-52, C-5, Fokker 50, Boeing 707, DC-9, EMB 145, Wing Top Shelter, C-17, UAV.

Our unique patented shelters are used by airlines and MROs throughout the world to get their aircraft airborne again in the most difficult weather conditions. Whilst our shelters cannot offer the comfort and safety of a regular hangar, they can make the difference between getting the job done or otherwise facing many days of costly delays with added inconvenience to passengers or freight customers.

EASILY INFLATED AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SHELTER
 

When you consider all of the equipment required to undertake an engine change when a hangar is unavailable, our Shelter package doesn't take up much space, but it can save your AOG team a ton of time. It takes just five minutes to position and inflate the shelter around the nacelles and it requires no further attention until you're ready to go home!

EASILY INFLATED, TRANSPORTABLE SHELTERS

All of our patented shelters work, using the same principal: A fan (which operates continuously while the shelter is inflated) blows air through a series of interconnected fabric tubes, thereby causing them to inflate. The tubes, which are pressurised to a level slightly higher than ambient pressure, form the framework of the shelter.

This fabric framework is engineered to envelop a portion of the Nacelle or wing profile. This unique design effectively docks the shelter to the aircraft - making it extremely stable even in very windy conditions. All Shelters are designed to be easily transportable for aircraft recovery and they can be inflated by two operatives in less than five minutes.
 

An inflatable maintenance shelter from J B Roche being used for propeller maintenance

A series of fan types are available, depending on the applications envisaged - from an inexpensive 110V/220V blower for ramp-based work to a 110V 400Hz unit for aircraft recovery operations.
 

Air conditioning cart inlets are incorporated into the shelter for more demanding climates - these ports may be zippered shut when not in use.

The huge benefit of the inflatable shelter concept is that it is air-supported - meaning that it cannot damage either the aircraft or the personnel using it, and it is designed to be a hand-in-glove fit for every aircraft in your fleet.

Our inflatable shelters which are inexpensive and offer a truly unique solution to the age-old problem of protecting people and equipment from the elements, are used throughout the world by military establishments and airlines large and small.



TROJAN AND IGLOO INFLATABLE SHELTERS

J B Roche's TROJAN and IGLOO Inflatable Shelters are now becoming recognised as an essential piece of maintenance equipment for large and small airlines and for the maintenance crews of military aircraft throughout the world.
 

Alongside is the B747 Trojan shelter - because the #1 and #4 engines are higher than the #2 and #3 the base tubes of the unit need to be pushed closer together to increase its height when working on the outboard positions



Alongside is the B747 Trojan shelter - because the #1 and #4 engines are higher than the #2 and #3 the base tubes of the unit need to be pushed closer together to increase its height when working on the outboard positions


 

J B Roche's Igloo shelters are designed to extend above the wing - leaving sufficient height to fit the forward bootstrap equipment

 

J B Roche's Igloo shelters are designed to extend above the wing - leaving sufficient height to fit the forward bootstrap equipment - the Igloo also incorporates an inlet duct so that an air-conditioning ground cart duct may be attached during extremes of temperature. Air tight zippers are fitted to facilitate rapid deflation once the job is done

 

J.B. Roche also design and manufacture a full range of Inflatable Shelters for Military applications
 

J.B. Roche also design and manufacture a full range of Inflatable Shelters for Military applications


The front and back doors may be completely removed to allow access for an engine stand. Bootstrap gear will fit within the unit.


USES FOR OUR INFLATABLE MAINTENANCE SHELTERS

  • Ramp Checks

  • Fan Blade Lubrication

  • Gearbox Work

  • Acoustic Lining Replacements

  • Borescope Inspections

  • Blade Inspections

  • Engine Changes

  • Windshield Replacement

  • Radome Maintenance

  • Cargo Door Work

SHELTERS FOR COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT

We can provide shelters for the following aircraft:
 

COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT MILITARY AIRCRAFT
  • Beechcraft 1900

  • Saab 340

  • Dash 8

  • Q-400

  • ATR 42/72

  • Airbus 319/320/321

  • Airbus 330

  • Airbus 340

  • Airbus 380

  • Boeing 737

  • Boeing 757/767

  • Boeing 747/777

  • ATP

  • Twin Otter

  • Texan II Trainer

  • C-130

  • KC-135

  • KC-10

  • KC-30

  • B-52

  • C-5

  • Fokker 50

  • Boeing 707

  • DC-9

  • EMB 145

  • Wing Top Shelter

  • C-17

  • UAV


J B Roche's patented design can be adapted to suit virtually any kind of aircraft/engine configuration, so let them know your requirements. J B Roche (MFG) Ltd is an ISO 9001-2000 registered firm based in Cork Ireland.

 

J B Roche (MFG) Ltd
Unit 11 Centrepoint
Centre Park Road
Cork
Ireland

Tel:    +353 21 4320 320
Fax:   +353 21 4320 323

Website:  www.jbroche.com
Email:     ian@jbroche.com


 

 


 

 

 

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