AM-1802 Cradle & AM-2563-200,Base, CFM56-3 Engine Stand

The AM-1802/2563 Engine Handling System is designed to transport, and/or store the CFM International CFM56-3 Engine in QEC configuration. The engine handling system is compliant with CFMI Specification KXTO 4854 (Technical Specification for CFM56-3 Engine Shipping Stand). It is capable of being shipped (with engine) in the main deck cargo bays of B747F, B767F, MD11F, Transall, L100 Hercules, CL44 Guppy, and A300-600F Aircraft. The engine pins securely into place quickly and easily. Bootstrapping capabilities have been incorporated into the cradle design. A document container is secured to the cradle for all manuals and documents.

The transport base consists of a frame weldment supported by four shock absorbing caster assemblies. Each caster assembly offers a 5 inch wide by 10 inch diameter wheel for easy mobility and a weight capacity of 5,000 pounds each. Polyurethane tread wheels, position locks, and face brakes are standard. All four caster assemblies are designed to pin in an elevated position for air/truck transport of the entire unit, with engine. The tow bar stows on the base frame when not in use. Maximum towing speed of the unit is 5 km/h (3 MPH). Built-in shock absorbing mounts cushion all transport shocks and vibrations. A series of tie-down rings offer secure retainment during transportation of unit. Universal bases purchased prior to 1998 (serial numbers 101 thru 443) must have service bulletin 98-118 incorporated, otherwise, damage to the gearbox case will occur (see manual section 11.0).

The cradle consists of a steel weldment with tubular arms that support the engine ground handling mounts. The base consists of a steel weldment with retractable casters and integral shock mount assemblies for truck shipping. The cradle and base pin together using four safety pins.

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