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 are aware the aerospace industry demands the uppermost excellence of engineering services, our mechanical services can assist in a range of ways from the movement of single machinery tools to maintenance, dismantling, relocation, reinstallation or complete replacement to 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 and overhead obstructions allowing the production of specialist equipment to continue without delay. We build our solution around your problem, every time.

How we Help 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. This location is also where the majority of their assembly works would take place on 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 and recommissioned the crane all within a time frame of just 4 days.


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

01257 441111