Indal Manual Aircraft Securing & Traversing (MAST) Aircraft Handling System

Similar to our proven TC-ASIST, the Manual Aircraft Securing & Traversing (MAST) Aircraft Handling System (AHS) provides an affordable alternative for securing a helicopter to the flight deck during maneuvering and traversing operations. The MAST connects to the helicopter through a simple main landing gear interface, which eliminates the need for a probe to be integrated into the airframe. 

The MAST is a single operator controlled AHS that provides a safe and secure method of maneuvering and traversing a helicopter between the flight deck and the hangar in conditions up to sea state 6. 

The MAST system operates in conjunction with a deck-lock grid system to provide safe helicopter operations from initial recovery through on-deck handling evolutions and on to ultimate aircraft launch/disembarkation. 

The MAST system's affordability is achieved through the elimination of the more complex automatic controls found on the TC-ASIST system and the use of a single deck track. 

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Function Description
General Provides positive, uninterrupted securing at all times 
Helicopter Securing Achieved via operator manual control of the Deck Securing Device
Compatible with a Lynx, EH101 or Dauphin helicopter (or other helicopters whose main landing gear can be gagged)
Compatible with harpoon deck-lock grid or 100% free-deck landing 
Maneuvering and Traversing Achieved through single operator controlled movement of Rapid Securing Device along deck track
Constant helicopter lateral positioning maintained during traversing 

 

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