InstoneAir operates its own manufacturing premises and constructs a range of Airstables and livestock penning systems. All equipment is manufactured to comply with Aeronautical regulations and all designs comply with animal welfare and veterinary conditions. The company employs a team of skilled engineers who work on prototypes through to full production.

The company holds CAA 21 G Manufacturing Approval and EASA ETSO certification.


The InstoneAir design department is constantly updating and improving the horse containers to incorporate additional features and make use of new materials and technology.

Various design options are available for each model and an airline’s specific requirements can be incorporated into any design.

The company employs structural, stress, aeronautical and design engineers for continual research and development. The use of a CAD system assists with product design, development and analysis, as well as the suitability of using new lighter composites.

InstoneAir holds CAA 21G Manufacturing Approval and EASA ADOA Design Approval.

Equipment Maintenance

All the InstoneAir equipment is manufactured to the most robust specifications in order to minimise damage.

This is rarely caused by animals: however, it is impossible to prevent misuse of forklifts at airports and damage does occur.

Maintenance and repairs are carried out at our UK overhaul facility under the supervision of the company’s CAA licensed engineers.

Repair packs and spares can be despatched at short notice to enable maintenance to be carried out in the field, or at our repair facilities in Australia, Hong Kong, Middle East, New Zealand and USA.

An InstoneAir mobile maintenance unit is on call in the UK, to carry out immediate repairs at airports such as LHR, LGW, LTN, STN etc. This unit is able to carry out routine maintenance and repairs.

InstoneAir holds CAA Part 145 Maintenance Approval.


Airworthiness approvals

Designed and manufactured by the company in the UK, the InstoneAir horse containers comply with CAA, EASA and FAA Regulations.

InstoneAir holds 21G Manufacturing Approval, Part 145 Maintenance Approval and EASA ADOA Design Approval.


In addition the containers are approved or comply with regulations issued by Government Veterinary Authorities and welfare organisations including ATA, AFCD (Hong Kong), AQIS/DAFF (Australia), DEFRA (UK), IATA, USDA (USA) etc.



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