APS Passenger Airstairs - Narrow and Wide Body
Offering the widest range of optional and specialty features in the industry, including covers and canopies, wheelchair lift platform and adaptation as a Fire & Rescue vehicle, (see the APS60FR).

Ask about our smaller truck-mounted 42 (1066 mm) stair parallelogram model to service doorsill heights between 96 (2400 mm) to 140 (3556 mm) or 177 (4495 mm)

Description of Chassis
  • Ford F450 4 x 2  chassis
  • Isuzu NPRHD
  • AccessAir chassis

Upgrades are required if cover & dual-canopy assemblies are selected.

Standard Dimensions
Overall size may vary according to chassis and options chosen:
  • Stair width: 60 (1520 mm)
  • Upper Platform Size: Width 100 (2540 mm) x Depth 115 (2920 cm)
Design Standards
Manufactured to North American and International Codes:
 - SAE standards for Airstairs
 - I.A.T.A. standards for Passenger Boarding Stairs
No. AHM 910, 913 and 915 as well as A.S.M.E and UL
  • Upper and lower stairs fabricated with structural and tubular steel frame
  • Single layer galvanized side panels to prevent rusting
  • Top platform width & depth allows for opening door of aircraft without sliding the gate back
  • Risers and top platform manufactured with checker aluminum anti-skid plates
  • Handrails fabricated using polished stainless steel
  • Rubber bumpers on platform forward edge and on sliding door edge
Electric Systems
  • (8) Flood lights to illuminate front, side and back of vehicle, as well as upper platform
  • Fully-illuminated steps - (one light on each step)
  • Control panel in cab, optional control panel on top platform
  • Warning lights in cab
  • 12 volt power
  • Standard chassis gauges and indicators
Hydraulic System
  • Mechanically-driven hydraulic pump
  • Manual emergency pump
  • Electrically operated directional control valves, c/w incorporated pressure relief
  • Manifold mounted monoblocks
  • Two (2) front stabilizers
  • Two (2) side stabilizers
  • Two (2) rear stabilizers
  • One (1) hydrauic lift piston
  • One (1) extension hydraulic piston
Optional Features
  • Docking aids:
    Microswitch whip sensor, quick-docking telescoping platform with swivel, upper platform controls, video monitoring system
  • Covers & canopies:
    Polycarbonate passenger cover, air-driven single or dual canopy systems to cover door of aircraft and/or airport bus
  • Wheelchair lift incorporated into the stair structure
  • Fire & Rescue features are available on our APS60FR model
  • Non-motorized stairs: Fixed, parallelogram and tilt are available in a wide
    range of models & heights.