AERO SPECIALTIES SIPSHITCH – AIRCRAFT SAFETY
The SiPsHitch product from AERO Specialties reduces the likelihood of push/pull tractor operators overloading aircraft landing gear during ramp operations. The innovative system uses a combination of load sensing tech and user interfaces to help the tractor operator modulate throttle and braking within the acceptable load arrange of the specific aircraft being towed.
RAPID DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTIONAL PROTOTYPE
Aero Specialties engaged SGW Designworks to develop a functional prototype of the SiPsHitch system to demonstrate its concept at industry trade shows, with a very tight timeline. By dividing the work between the AERO Specialties team and SGW Designworks, the entire system was developed and prototyped, including on-tractor installation for a trade show use in less than two months. SGW Designworks primary focus was on the user interface/display side of the system, including display integration and programming as well as enclosure development.