How TISABAS is different
TISABAS is significantly different than other aircraft belly-loading equipment which may, on first glance, appear to provide a similar function. These differences save time, lower costs, create efficiencies and, most importantly, provide a safer work environment for ramp crews. Specific operational savings from TISABAS occur in these areas:
- Financial impact of workers’ comp claims
- Staffing issues due to injury and turnover
- Impact from worker on-the-job health and safety issues
- Cost of damage to aircraft, baggage and cargo
- Delays in flight departures caused by loading issues
- General liability and workers comp insurance rate savings due to lowered incidences of covered events
- Additional time freed up for managers to focus on other areas of operations and to deploy workers on other responsibilities
In addition, other loading options in the market don’t solve some of most common problems. Those issues include:
- Lack of reliability in inclement weather
- Frequent inoperability of equipment, impacting staffing and costly MEL procedures
- Increased turnover of ramp agents in some stations
- Extreme equipment weight, requiring additional labor for use or mandate set up outside the plane, increasing the risk of aircraft damage and flight delays
The expense often goes well beyond those caused directly by these issues. In an example shared by one carrier, another belly-loading option was purchased at significant cost and subsequently shelved as ineffective.
Ground support, safety and ramp operations managers repeatedly report that reducing cost, time and injuries are crucial issues in their operations.