Purge-Air Civil

Didsbury Engineering’s Purge-Air is an intrinsically safe fuel tank entry system to allow personnel to safely enter the hazardous environment of the aircraft fuel tank system to carry out maintenance and inspection programmes. In service worldwide on multiple platforms for Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer.


Approved by aircraft manufacturers and are listed in their tooling equipment manuals (TEMs) and aircraft maintenance manuals (AMMs).


The Purge-Air reduces aircraft on ground time operations.


When the Purge-Air Systems is positioned alongside the aircraft the container forms the control centre for the operation.

The PRG224 Modular Purge-Air System is contained within a bespoke container fitted with fork tine pockets and removable flat deck trailer assembly.

  • TGrounding cables
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Residual fuel draining equipment
  • Gas Detection Kit, for monitoring of initial and ongoing gas safety levels
    – ATEX &IECEx Zone 0 and CSA Class 1, Div1
  • Communications Kit
    – ATEX Zone 0 and Factory Mutual Class l, Div 1
  • Lighting Kit
    – ATEX and IECEx Zone 0
  • Rescue and recovery mats
  • Universal wind blade adaptors
  • Fuel drain connector kits