This document specifies the technical requirements to minimize the hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during the commissioning, operation and maintenance of aircraft movement equipment when used as intended, including misuse reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer, when carried out in accordance with the specifications given by the manufacturer or his authorized representative. It also takes into account some performance requirements recognized as essential by authorities, aircraft and ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturers as well as airlines and handling agencies.
This document applies to:
- aircraft tractors with driver accommodation,
- remote controlled aircraft movement equipment, and
- attachment devices
used for all operations utilizing aircraft movement equipment, e.g.:
- push back, and
- maintenance towing.
This document does not apply to:
- ground power installations on aircraft tractors,
- fixed ramp integrated systems,
- special towing equipment (e.g. for recovery),
- dispatch towing tractors, or
- tractors with a standing driver.
This document deals with vibrations and noise which are considered as significant hazards. Vibration measurements are dealt with in EN 1915 3:2004+A1:2009. Noise measurements and reduction are dealt with in EN 1915-4:2004+A1:2009.
This document does not deal with hazards in respect to a standard automotive chassis or from hazards arising from potential interaction with other vehicles on the apron.
This part of EN 12312 is not applicable to aircraft movement equipment manufactured before the date of its publication.
This part of EN 12312 is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 1915-1:2013, EN 1915-2:2001+A1:2009, EN 1915-3:2004+A1:2009 (for vehicles) and EN 1915 4:2004+A1:2009.
This part of EN 12312 when used in conjunction with EN 1915-1:2013, EN 1915-2:2001+A1:2009, EN 1915-3:2004+A1:2009 and EN 1915-4:2004+A1:2009 provides the requirements for aircraft movement equipment.