Based on the principle of the HPO (Hatch and Pop Out) pit, the PCA PIT places upon opening the PCA hose and its connector at operator's handreach, for a simplified handling and an optimal protection of the hose.
The "Tulip" shaped guiding system also eases the use and increases the protection of the PCA hose
The unique design of TDA’s PCA pit caters for optimal storage of the hose, easy access to the
PCA connection device and maximum protection of the hose, Thanks to the bended guiding tubes..
TDA’s PCA pits are available for all PCA hose technologies. Upon opening the pit, the aircraft
connector is presented above ground, at hand level
Characteristics of the pit:
➜ Anti-corrosion system (aluminum or epoxy painted steel)
➜ Spiral PCA hose. Maximum length depending on the depth of the pit and on the compressibility of the hose.
➜ Opening and closing assisted by counterweights.
➜ PCA hose storage guiding by pit internal guiding tubes
➜ Automatic locking in open and in closed position
➜ Secure manual unlocking
➜ The flap is fitted with a non-slip grooved sheet
➜ Pop Out system presenting the hose above ground
➜ Tulip shaped PCA hose extraction guide
➜ Separate maintenance hatch for underground access