AIS Vanguard has over 40 years of experience within the aerospace and defence sector, providing mechanical engineering support to businesses within the industry.

At AIS Vanguard, we understand that the aerospace industry requires the utmost excellence in engineering services. Our experienced teams and specialist lifting equipment can assist in a range of ways, from the movement of a single machine for maintenance, dismantling, relocation, reinstallation or complete replacement, to installation of new manufacturing equipment thanks to our specialist lifting equipment.

We can complete complex lifts in problematic areas, such as confined spaces or premises struggling with limited access, restricted floor bearings, or overhead obstructions, allowing production to continue without delay. We build our solution around your problem, every time.

How we helped Spirit Aerospace

Our team were trusted by Spirit Aerospace to complete a full gantry crane lift and relocation.

The Airbus Hanger previously contained two 71 metre span cranes, with the west crane being in a much better condition than the other. Spirit required the east crane to be removed completely to allow the west crane to move along the gantry system, into the area where the east crane previously operated. The majority of the company’s assembly works were also due to take place here for a new order that had been secured.

Once the west crane had been moved into its new position, our team then lifted the east crane back onto the rails, tested it and recommissioned it, all within a time frame of just 4 days.


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If you would like to enquire about how we can help you with your project, then call us on

01257 441111