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Fall Protection Solutions for Aircraft Maintenance

Facilitating safe access during both aircraft maintenance and construction

MSA’s unparalleled vacuum anchor fall protection solutions are designed for safe access to the fuselage, stabilisers and wings. WinGrip can be used during construction, repairs or maintenance of aircrafts both in and outside of hangars.


Flexibility and versatility to satisfy your aerospace fall protection system needs.

The MSA WinGrip® System, a vacuum anchor fall protection solution for aircraft maintenance and manufacturing, can be fixed to wings, fuselage or stabilisers, eliminating the need for an overhead lifeline. Suitable for both fall restraint and fall arrest, the WinGrip can span the length of any aircraft wing and allow access for up to four workers without ever disconnecting. In case a fall should happen, energy is absorbed by the anchor, minimizing load placed back to the aircraft.

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Hands-Free Maintenance

Workers wearing full body harnesses attach to the system via work positioning ropes, enabling hands-free maintenance access for unhindered maintenance time.

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The WinGrip is a vacuum anchor, powered without electricity or batteries. Coupled with no metal on metal contact--which eliminates the risk of sparking--our system is safe to use in potentially explosive environments.

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Flexible Usage

The full range consists of four systems and has been designed in a modular way, offering a high level of flexibility whether used as a temporary or permanent safety at height system. Suitable for:

  • accommodating varying size of aircraft within a hangar space
  • maintaining aircraft in accordance with manufacturer’s guidance
  • external aircraft access where fixed anchor points are not already in place

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Engineered for Safety

The MSA WinGrip System is tested and rated for fall arrest, and engineered with a safety factor of two--limiting load transferred to the aircraft structure. Our system is listed in the Aircraft Maintenance Manuals for the largest European and American manufacturers, who also use our solution during aircraft construction.

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MSA WinGrip in use on an aircraft wing
The WinGrip vacuum anchored to an aircraft surface
Screenshot from the MSA Aviation interactive model

See how WinGrip and other MSA fall protection solutions are used across the aviation industry with our interactive model.

These models are strictly for illustrative purposes only. They do not necessarily represent exact products, use of products, or situations, and MSA makes no representations with respect thereto. MSA shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any nature (including consequential loss or damage) suffered or incurred, directly or indirectly, resulting from the access to or use of the interactive models by any person(s).

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