The HITZINGER HATCH PIT System is a user friendly power supply device which is installed very close to the aircraft to reduce operating time(costs). From aircraft assembling lines, production lines and MRO we offer all in-ground applications for civil and military customers. Due to our experience and knowledge we deliver flexible solutions to fulfil all your needs and design requirements.

Success by using Hitzinger Pit Systems

  • save operating costs
  • very high-quality
  • very low maintenance and service costs
  • modular system for individual requirements
  • resistant against all weather conditions
  • no gap in open position
  • flush with the Apron

Technical data


Base frame (stainless steel) with counter balance mechanism
Surface: non-slip surface aluminium checker plate


  • Standard
  • Explosion proof
  • Sand proof


  • 1 or 2 x 400Hz power cable(s) with plug holder
  • Cable basket in pit
  • Other supplies e.g. water, compressed air, data link
  • High water level warning system and sump pump, heater
  • Maintenance cover with ladder


  • Load class acc. EN124 F900

Technical highlights


  • Adjustable counter balance mechanism for safe and easy opening and closing
  • In open position PIT system is ready to operate
  • Very easy access to all utilities at floor level
  • In closed state the pit system is locked and flush into the ground
  • The concrete pit can be pre-cast or poured on site