HMA horse stable

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In search of the largest inner volume to provide the horse utmost space? The HMA horse stall is unrivalled in terms of inner volume. 

The HMA can be equipped with all the features so much preferred by grooms, to make this spacious giant a very safe and comfortable cabin during air travel for both horses as animal attendants.

The HMA is based upon a robust sandwich pallet to allow handling per forklift truck and to prevent the horses from feeling the rollers (PDU) inside the aircraft when being positioned to their final pallet position. 

A rigid top structure is arranged through large, well-rounded aluminium extrusions. Panels are - with the shown version - made from aluminium skinned sandwich panels which offer an interesting strength to weight ratio. 

Front and aft side are equipped with ramps to allow uni-directional horse (un)loading. The ramps can however open as regular cargo doors too (vertically hinged) to allow loading of cargo per forklift truck. This door construction therefore allows some general cargo revenue when positioning the horse stall through your network. 

Grooms and animal attendants can make their entrance through easy to operate sliding doors which do not protrude inwards, to prevent upsetting the horses at entrance. 

Partitions separating the horses feature built-in retractable sniffer boards. The partitions are hung from the top with maintenance free bearings and can be simply maneuvered by hand to ease loading. The partitions can easily be locked at various desired locations with robust stainless steel spring-loaded pins. 

Solid breast frames allow the grooms and animal attendants a safe working area to look after the animals during the shipment. Multiple rings and hooks provide convenient storage of hay bags etc. 

At the aft side, additional aft bars and kick doors could be provided to retain each horse in position directly after loading – the grooms can then concentrate on the loading of the next animal. 

The HMA is certified by EASA and FAA without restrictions.   

In our development, we searched for a combination of increased durability and groom safety while reducing the tare weight. Besides the aforementioned, we focused on noise reduction. Quite a task, however the end result proved it can be done. 

Despite the HMA being the largest horse stable available, it weighs relatively little when considering all functionalities.

The HMA is suitable for B747F shipment. Other aircraft types may accept the HMA however then need to fly the HMA at the centre-position (rather than side-by-side). 

ULD type
  • HMA / HMC / M1
  • Type - H Certified horse stalls
  • Base size - M 3175x2438 mm / 125x96 inch
  • Contour - A 2438x2438 mm / 96x96 inch
  • Tare weight Tare weight: 1100 kg / 2425 lb
  • Max. gross weight Max. gross weight: 6804 kg / 15000 lb
  • Max. net weight Max. net weight: 5704 kg / 12575 lb
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