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GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

COBRA
ENGINE CHANGE SYSTEM TP91G
ENGINE CHANGE SYSTEM

THE COBRA SYSTEM


COBRA – HYDRO‘s Champion in Engine Change

COBRA has been designed to ensure a fast engine change and to minimize operational failure and technical risks.
This offers you tremendous benefits by reducing your costs through minimal aircraft downtimes.

Your maintenance team has been waiting for this technology - now it is here at HYDRO.

CHARACTERISTICS AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS


COBRA on A380 with T900
■■ Universal, innovative Engine Change System ■■ A300 -B4 / -C4 / -F4 / -600 approx. removal and installation time: 12h
■■ Applicable to aircraft with wing-mounted engines ■■ A310
■■ Interchangeable adapters for flexible and universal
handling of engine dollies, cradles and shipping stands ■■ A319 / A320 / A321
■■ Accessories available for multi-purpose applications ■■ A330 -200 / -300 TECHNICAL DATA
■■ Suitable for a wide range of aircraft ■■ A340 -200 / -300 / -500 / -600
Performance
■■ A350 -800 / -900 / -1000
BENEFITS ■■ A380 -800 / -900
Nominal capacity: 16.3 t (36,000 lbs)
Max. lift stroke:
■■ Up to 70% time saving for engine changes ■■ B737 -200 / -300 / -400 / -500 / -600 / -800 / -900 long pillar 2,800 mm (110“)
(compared to bootstrap) short pillar 2,200 mm (86“)
■■ B747 -100 / -200 / -300 / -400 / -8
■■ Reduced aircraft downtimes result in lower
maintenance costs and enhanced fleet and ■■ B757 -200 / -300 5 mm / sec or 10 mm / sec [fast mode]
Lifting speed:
network utilization (0.2“/ sec or 0.5“ / sec [fast mode])
■■ B767 -200 / -300 / -400
■■ Short amortization period on investment cost Power supply: 200-480 V at 50-60 Hz
■■ B777 -200 / -200ER / -200LR / -300 / -300ER / -F
■■ Protects the aircraft, engine and operator with various
safety features ■■ B787 -8 / -9 Movability
■■ Easy operation Max. horizontal movement: ± 120 mm (4“)
■■ DC10 / MD11
■■ Fewer personnel required Max. transversal movement: ± 150 mm (6“)
■■ Tupolev Tu-204 / Tu-214
Max. inclination longitudinal: 10°
■■ Antonov AN 148 ■■ Consists of master and slave unit
Weight
Aircraft Compatibility ■■ Semi-automatic lifting of engine, dolly and cradle or
■■ Ilyuschin Il-76 / Il-96
shipping stand Weight Master: 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs)
■■ Superjet100 -60 / -75 / -95 / -110 ■■ 4 pillars: each pillar can be controlled independently Weight Slave: 1,048 kg (2,310 lbs)
OEM approval specific to:
■■ ERJ170 / ERJ190 -100 / -200 ■■ Movement possible in 3 axes
■■ Aircraft
■■ Engine type ■■ KC135 (Stratotanker) -A / -E / -R
■■ Engine stand or dolly and cradle ■■ B52 (Bomber) -H
■■ Lifting equipment ■■ other aircraft upon request
■■ COBRA
ENGINE CHANGE SYSTEM

COST & TIME SAVING


COBRA is the most technically advanced and effective engine The advantages are obvious: it is easy to use, provides a sub-
change system on the market, and has rapidly established itself stantial improvement in work safety and significantly reduces
as the solution of choice among leading MROs, airlines and preparation and engine changeover times by up to 70%. Our
manufacturers worldwide. customers tell us that they recouped their investment in a
COBRA Engine Change System within the first year.

25
Elapsed Time (h)

Example based on customer feedback:


20

15
Large airline, 50 engine changes (GE90) / year

■■ Achieved engine change time reduction in the first


10
years of COBRA operation: 50%
■■ Less manpower required CF6-80C2 engine change with COBRA on A300
5 complete removal and installation time: 4h
■■ Yearly cost savings: 600,000 EUR
0 (excluding additional profit potential)
■■ Amortization of investment: < 1 year
B777
B737 A320 B757 A380
(GE90) ■■ Reduced total cost of ownership SAFETY FEATURES
■■ Higher aircraft utilization increased profit potential
Time savings of up to 70%* can be achieved with COBRA ■■ Increased staff efficiency Safety is of paramount importance to our customers, with operator, aircraft and engine needing to be reliably protected from
serious accidents. HYDRO has implemented this principle in the development of the COBRA TP91G by creating an unparalleled,
Bootstrap *Engine change records obtained from various We will be happy to work with you to calculate the
customers. Required time for engine changes may multi-stage security concept.
differ depending on staff experience and customer- financial feasibility of a COBRA solution for your business.
COBRA
specific processes.

■■ APM - Automatic Preload Maintaining ■■ APR - Automatic Pressure Regulator


Load values are retained after the docking of the engine During wind/lateral load or uncontrolled wing move-
and the pylon. This ensures that excessively high or low ments, the pillars retract to a level at which the total
EASY AND FLEXIBLE OPERATION loads are avoided. allowable load on the pylon is not exceeded.

When using the bootstrap, four people are needed to operate Hand wheel
■■ LSF - Lowering Safety Feature ■■ Emergency Lowering Feature
the chain hoist. During the deinstallation process, this feature prevents In the event of a loss of power, the device can still be
E-STOP excessive load decrease during disconnection of the engine lowered by hand.
The COBRA system is controlled by one expert operator using a
Touch screen
from the pylon. This ensures that sufficient load is always
mobile panel that controls the entire lifting and lowering of present on the device and prevents a sudden fall of the
the engine. The portable display shows all operating conditions Enabling switch engine (e.g., following a deadlock).
with panic function
digitally, including permanent load monitoring.
■■ Electronic Load Limiting
The user-friendly menu system allows easy and intuitive Vertical / horizontal Load limiting ensures that no excess burden is placed on
handling. Incorrect operation is effectively prevented by the function keys for
the wing during the installation process.
movements
precautionary safety software.

Key switch

Zero Out button


ENGINE CHANGE SYSTEM ACCESSORIES
COBRA is an extremely powerful and flexible system. With
just one COBRA, you will be in a position to maintain virtually Part No. Description
all types of aircraft and engines. From the jib crane for handling
TPAE2A1A0Z2A0 COBRA Transportation trailer
individual engine components to the special COBRA transpor- with or without diesel power unit
tation trailer with road permission for convenient transport
between hangars, for example – right through to the inlet TPAF1G1A0 COBRA Spare part kit
cowl adapter for the removal and installation of inlet cowls.
With COBRA, you have endless options in how you choose to
TPAH1A0 COBRA Load cell calibration kit
prepare engines for servicing.

COBRA Load cell calibration kit COBRA Diesel power unit

GE90-115B engine change with COBRA on B777


complete removal and installation time: 8h

SERVICE
We see ourselves as your specialist service provider. Always your precise needs, and also train your operators. Our expert
COBRA Transportation trailer COBRA Spare part kit
personal, always available. Upon request, our professional staff product specialists provide comprehensive technical support.
can carry out inspections and maintenance directly at your With our global network of offices, we provide fast response
site. We also offer a full training program in the function and times wherever you are, from delivering spare parts quickly to
operation of COBRA. providing our dependable Aircraft-on-Ground (AOG) service.

You can totally rely on HYDRO. We can design individually


tailored complete service and maintenance packages to suit
COBRA ENGINE CHANGE SYSTEM AT A GLANCE
■■ Universal, innovative Engine Change System ■■ Up to 70% time saving for engine changes
■■ Suitable for a wide range of aircraft (compared to bootstrap)

■■ ■■ Full CE certification and optional UL-compliance


Interchangeable adapters to handle your entire fleet

GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

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MAINTENANCE TOOLING

SERVICE

ENGINEERING

IN SAFE HANDS.

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