The stand is a combination maintenance boarding stair and a work stand providing access to the air pack bay. Its height is set at 15′-6″, and a pop-up step is provided to accommodate aircraft height variations. The top platform measures 48″ x 96″. The stairway is a full 48″ wide with a mid-landing and platform extension positioned to provide full access to the air pack compartment for servicing. The unit breaks down into module sections suitable for truck shipping and simplified field erection.