Back in February, Jet2.com approached Allspeeds requesting a quote for bottle jacks for their service centre at the Leeds Bradford International Airport. As Allspeeds dissolved the Tangye range of bottle jacks we decided to ask for more information so see if there was an alternative option. After a few discussions our sales manager, Darren Pilkington, went to visit Jet2 to discuss their requirements with their Tooling Store Keeper. Allspeeds soon realised that bottle jacks would not be the best option for the application as it was for lifting the ball ends of aircrafts. Having many years’ experience in designing and manufacturing bespoke hydraulic equipment, Jet2 felt that Allspeeds were more than capable of supplying a solution to their needs. For the various applications Jet2 needed 3 different types of jacks with various lifting capabilities. Allspeeds altered their standard range of jacks to suit requirements needed. The bespoke jacks had the following features: 10 tonne Hydramite Jack; the ram was fitted with a ball socket location and for safety purposes Jet2 requested that the Hydramite Jack featured an extended base. 40 tonne Hydralite Jack; features an extended ram and ball socket location ensuring the jack lifts at the same point every time. 60 tonne Hydralite Jack; includes an extended ram with screwed ram extension allowing the gap to be closed quicker, again fitted with a ball socket location. Within 12 weeks Allspeeds had designed, manufactured and delivered these bespoke aircraft jacks to Jet2. Branded up with Jet2.com’s colours and labels, the jacks as seen above are a perfect example of the quality service that the design and manufacturing team at Allspeeds possess.