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Aircraft Mobile Control Room and Lift Truck (MVCR) Mk 2

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Quantity: 1 MVCR
Product Location: Georgia

Seller Description

This Mobile Visual Control Room (MVCR) Mk 2 was damaged in a road accident is being now offered for sale by the insurance company as a part of claims. Details of the unit are listed below:

The Mobile Visual Control Room (MVCR) Mk 2 is a mobile control tower designed for aviation use. The complete unit comprises a Control Cabin mounted on a hydraulically powered variable height platform, capable of being raised to a total working height of 6.5 meters, all of which is rendered mobile by mounting on a purpose-built trailer unit.  
On-Board hydraulic and electrical systems are self-powered via two independent 3 phase supplies, rated for continuous use and of sufficient capacity to provide power in all circumstances. Uninterruptible power supplies provide >20 minutes of standby transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) capability in the event of total power failure. 
The Control Cabin is equipped with all the normal radio and communication equipment usually found in static control rooms and is laid out in the same way to provide a totally familiar environment for Air Traffic Control (ATC) staff.  
Heating and Air-conditioning modules, further maintain a normal operating environment. 
A number of stowable antennas mount on the roof to provide Tx/Rx capability. These stow in side lockers provided on the trailer unit. 
The end door is accessed via adjustable steps. These can be extended to provide three different working heights of the cabin depending upon requirements. 
The purpose-built trailer is equipped with stabilizers which are deployed using hydraulic power. These stabilizers when deployed provide automatic leveling of the entire installation via vertical hydraulic adjustable legs which are controlled by a computerized leveling unit. In the event of failure of this unit, leveling can be affected via the trailer mounted hydraulic manifold which contains a series of lever-operated valves. All these controls are housed in a dedicated Hydraulic Locker adjacent to the hydraulic system pump and reservoir. A manual hydraulic pump allows emergency operation of the height adjustment and stowage of the stabilizers in the event of power failure. 
Electrical distribution is provided via dedicated control panels situated in the electrical locker. These panels provide switching and numerous power outlets together with Comms connections including fiber-optic connection points. 
Lightning protection is provided via a dedicated Lightning Mast. This is one of the roofs mounted masts and the air terminal is connected to the cabin earth system. It is essential that the Lightning Mast is mounted first when deploying the cabin to a new location.  
Earthing is provided via an earth stake. It is essential that these are correctly deployed as lethal voltages (415Vac) are present as soon as the generator is started. Likewise, should external power from another source be used, the earth stake must still be operational or an alternative approved earth path be provided prior to connection (as this provides a path for any lightning strike, this should also be fully connected at the commencement of any deployment). 
The entire unit is equipped with lifting eyes to allow for heli-lift and is certified for transportation via C17 or C130 aircraft. 


The Mobile Visual Control Room comprises two main components: 

  • Control Room Cabin 
  • Trailer chassis together with a scissor elevating mechanism 

The Control Room Cabin incorporates: 

  • Meteorological facilities
  • Obstruction beacon 
  • UHF dipole antenna   
  • Accessories (tools and technical literature) 
  • Crash alarm 
  • Lightning protection system 
  • Primary ground/air radios  Standby ground/air radio 
  • Voice switching and digital voice recording system 
  • ACU – Air Conditioning Unit 
  • UPS x 1 
  • Signaling Lamp 
  • GPS Antenna 
  • Extendable Steps to allow for 3 height positioning of the Cabin (complete with discreet step lighting)
  • An Emergency STOP button for complete electrical isolation of the cabin. 

 The Trailer Unit complete with Cabin elevation equipment comprises

  • Towable Trailer Unit with ABS controlled Air Brake System. 
  • Adjustable Ride Height Suspension.  Stowage facilities for portable equipment (Antennas, Earthing Equipment etc.). 
  •  Dedicated Lockers containing Electrical Distribution Panels, Computerised Levelling Equipment, and Hydraulic Controls etc. 
  • Hydraulic Tank. 
  • Hydraulic Pump system (for operating the Auto-Levelling System and for operating the Cabin Lifting mechanism.   
  • 9 dedicated Hydraulic rams provide motive power for Elevation and Stabilizers. 
  • Sundry connection points for Air (Braking System) Commercial Electrics. 
  • A chassis mounted Emergency STOP button for complete electrical isolation.  Earth connection bolts. 


  •  Length: excluding ladder-     6058 mm
  • with the ladder in stowage position-    6161 mm 
  • Width-        2437mm 
  • Height-      2590 mm 
  • Weight-        5000-6400Kgs subject to final equipment fit 
  • Lighting:
    • 1 incandescent door light    230 Vac, 60 W 
    • 1 ladder illuminations – every other step  LED 
  • Eyes - lifting-   4         
    • tie-down for stowage-  8 


Trailer Chassis 

  •  Length-       8137 mm 
  • Width: stabilizers retracted-    2500 mm
  • stabilizers deployed including footplates- 4938 mm 
  • Height-  1393 mm
  • Weight-  8000 Kgs 
  • Height of Tow Bar (reversible)-  425 mm (Commercial)
  • Maximum axle load (front and rear)-  9000 kg each 
  • Tires
    • Make-Continental (or equivalent quality)
    • Quantity-    8 1 spare
    • Size-    215/75 R17.5 Twins
    • Air pressure-    105psi/7.25bar     
  • Maximum permissible speed with cabin  fitted and lowered-  56 mph (90km/h) 
  • Voltage for trailer lighting-  24 VDC 
  • Brakes-     Air brakes with ABS and air parking brake   
  • Suspension – Air-     >7.5 bar to operate     
  • Eyes - lifting -     4   - tie-down for stowage-   8 rated at 30,000Kg 

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