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Parallelogram Passenger Stairs

The TBD Owen Holland range of parallelogram passenger stairs are available in three sizes: 1.9-4.1m, 2.4-3.5m and 3-5.6m.

They feature treads pivoting on full length stringers and robust all steel construction. The stair flight is mounted on a welded steel chassis sub frame. Automatic lift mast locking mechanism fitted to protect against hydraulic failure when elevated. Stair treads and platforms are faced with aluminium grip plate to ensure passenger safety in all weathers.


TBD Owen Holland design and manufacture a range of passenger stairs including this parallelogram type suitable for servicing a wide range of aircraft with a doorsill height range of 1.9m-5.6m.

Our towable parallelogram passenger stairs (TPS) are available in 3 sizes, TPS 1941, TPS2435 and TPS3056. These parallelogram types boast treads pivoting on full length stringers. Built from a robust all steel construction, the stair flight is mounted on a welded steel chassis sub frame. An automatic lift-mast locking mechanism fitted to protect against hydraulic failure when elevated.

The stair treads, mid landing and top platform walking area are surfaced with a grip-faced aluminium tread plate to assist passengers in all weather types. Sliding doors on the top platform with hand operated spring-bolts at both sides of the top platform enable the opening of the aircraft doors with the passenger stairs connected to the aircraft. The leading edges are fitted with rubber buffering to protect against damage to the aircraft.

TPS 1941: 1.9-4.1m

TPS 2435: 2.4-3.5m

TPS 3056: 3.0-5.6m


  • Range of sizes to suit most commonly available commercial aircraft.
  • Hydraulic, one person adjustment.
  • Easily towable using standard airport tractors.
  • Fully compliant to BS and IATA Standards.


  • Alternative type stabiliser jacks.
  • Special Corporate I.D. markings.
  • Foam filled tyres to protect against punctures.
  • Additional high visibility markings.
  • Electric/hydraulic powered elevation.
  • Battery powered LED stairway illumination


Model TPS1941 TPS2435 TPS3056
Height Range 1,9 - 4,1 2.4-3.5 3,0-5.6
Stair Riser Height 100 - 215 140 - 218 112 - 213
Stair Tread Depth 270 - 330 255 - 305 270 - 330
Stair Tread Width 1,120 1,120 1,120
Width Inside Handrails 1,275 1,275 1,275
Top platform Width 1,600 2,120 1,600
Top Platform Length 1,650 1,600 1,850


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TBD Owen Holland Ltd
Waterton House,
Waterton Industrial Estate,
South Wales,
CF31 3US

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