Aircraft Recovery Equipment Specialist

When it comes to aircraft recovery, RESQTEC is your safest option. We are the biggest aircraft recovery equipment specialist worldwide and have 45 years of experience in the industry. RESQTEC has all the expertise and equipment in store to help you.

On request of the aviation industry (e.g. Airbus, Boeing and IATA’s Aircraft Recovery Task Force), RESQTEC developed a unique solution to lift and recover the new generation of aircraft that are larger, heavier and have a new wing designs (e.g. Airbus A350, Boeing 787). The industry acknowledged that all existing conventional equipment such as low pressure aircraft lifting bags, aircraft recovery jacks and cranes had similar shortcomings with the recovery of aircraft. These solutions could not cope with the height needed for lifting and the arc movement encountered when lifting. In addition, issues with stability, deployability and ease of use were established.

RESQTEC developed the R2S (Rapid Recovery System) in order to solve all these issues. The R2S lifting system was specifically designed to allow for controlled and continuous lifting in one shot, over a changing angle, without affecting the stability of the aircraft and incurring secondary damages. No repositioning or additional (wooden) cribbing is required. The equipment works on every aircraft, is quick and easy to use and extremely durable. This allows for a short set up time and ensures the fast removal of disabled aircraft. In addition, the equipment is compact, flexible, and easy to transport. The system has been designed to have a small footprint, making it function effectively on runway as well as soft terrain in all environmental conditions. The R2S lifting system cuts back the time of an aircraft recovery operation by more than 50%.

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RESQTEC is an IATA Strategic Partner and active member of the IATA Aircraft Recovery Forum.

Established in 1972, RESQTEC Zumro B.V. is based in Lisse, the Netherlands, and is a leading multinational. With 40 years of experience RESQTEC is the innovative solution provider of rescue and aircraft recovery equipment. As such, RESQTEC supports rescue and recovery teams all over the world.

R2S: Rapid Recovery System

Being RESQTEC’s number one solution for lifting, the R2S Single Columns are available in a range from R2s-3 to R2s-12. It can lift up to 6 meters. Also, it is capable of lifting up to 22.5 tons with LP Bags and up to 30 tons with a jackpoint adapter.

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R2S Maxx

Imagine R2S, but for the biggest and most powerful aircraft. That’s what the R2S Maxx is.

The R2S Maxx is suitable for the A380, A350 and other wide body aircraft. Furthermore, its lifting capacity is 165 tons. The total height of 12 layers can reach a height of 6.45 meters. The modular concept is making a column from 3 to 12 layers.

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Other aircraft recovery lifting & moving equipment

Combined with the R2S system, the low pressure aircraft lifting bags support the aft and/or fuselage during lifting or stabilization. It is made of vulcanized synthetic rubber drop-stitched material. It can even lift up to 15 tons. Furthermore, all elements are connectable with Velcro patches. If required, damaged elements can be changed individually. Each single low pressure bag is also equipped with a relieve valve (0.5 bar / 7 PSI). Moreover, we offer the Portable Air Compressor to inflate the low pressure aircraft lifting bags.

The multisling kit is developed to lift the fuselage with a crane. It lifts both narrow and wide body aircraft. Moreover, its standard goes up to the B747. The kit is easily upgradeable to the A380. Furthermore, it is transportable by aircraft pallet. It is equipped with a digital load meter, lifting loads can be monitored on a remote handheld display and on a pc/laptop.

Tethering is meant to stabilize the aircraft when lifting. RESQTEC offers round slings of 30 meters, including WLL of 8 ton and a manual wire rope hoist, a ground anchor and shackles (WLL 17 ton).

Debogging is the remote monitoring (2.4 GHz) of the pulling loads applied to the landing gears, which causes the aircraft to move off the tarmac. The working range of the debogging kit is 80 meters and the round slings have various capacities for both narrow body and wide body aircraft and A380.

The RESQTEC Transportation Trailer System for disabled nose and main gear is the complete recovery solution for all disabled aircraft – from narrow body and wide body to the A380. Our transport trailers are used to carry the aircraft in case the landing gear is missing. It consists of 3 hydraulic platform trailers which can be arranged and coupled to each other depending on the operational task. Also, the trailers can be used individually.

There are 5 ways of using 1 system, combining wing and fuselage trailers:

  • Fuselage trailer only
  • Wing trailer only
  • One wing and one fuselage trailer combination (with connection frame)
  • Two wing trailers combined (with connection frame)
  • Two wing plus one fuselage trailer combination (with connection frame)

RESQTEC dollies are multi-applicable. They have an aircraft nose- and main-wheel pick-up device are able for backward driving under damaged aircraft nose- and one axle main landing wheels, loading on trailer by chain pull and lift-up for the recovery and transportation job.

Aircraft nose- and main gear pick-up

  • Carrying capacity of up to 45 tons in 2 or 3 axles, in combination with two trailers up to 90 tons.
  • Applicable for backward driving under damaged aircraft nose-wheels.
  • The dollies are available in 12, 25, 45 and 90 tons.



Aircraft Recovery Training

RESQTEC offers different types of aircraft recovery training. These are specifically tailored to your wishes. Whether you are new to aircraft recovery and looking for some clarification on the subject or want a specific training on a product – everything is possible! For management staff, there is a special course made to suit your needs.

RESQTEC has state of the art Aircraft Recovery Training Center located at Ostrava Airport in Ostrava, Czech Republic. At our training center we have multiple aircraft (e.g. Boeing 737, Saab 340) available for practicing all possible recovery scenarios.

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