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Need an Aircraft Tug? You’re in luck!

These days, the list of the different styles of Aircraft Tugs on the market feels never ending. They can be found in every hangar and every airport worldwide but how do you distinguish what style and model is right for your requirements? The Red Box Aviation team know the importance in getting this decision right,…


Lead Acid or Lithium?

You’ve come to the decision that you need one of our start units for your aircraft. You’ve narrowed your options down by using our product specification tables to match your amperage voltage requirements but you’re now stuck on which way to go; Lead Acid or Lithium? The answer will always be dependent on your personal…


What’s Next for the Aviation Industry?

With all the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought across all sectors, within the Aviation industry it has become easy to wonder what happens next and how we will return to normality whilst manoeuvring down a more sustainable path. Before the global pandemic struck, the Aviation industry was responsible for 2.8% of the globe’s…


A New Addition to Red Box’s Growing List of Machinery

Red Box International recently received our Roland Printer which will allow the team to generate and print artwork and labelling for a variety of purposes. From printing out our own safety labels for our ground power units (pictured below) or for producing our own banners and signage for future trade shows (whenever we get to…


2020 – The Birth of the New Aircraft Power Supplies

As we have now moved past 2020 (finally), we thought we would take the time to reflect on what we’ve been doing here at Red Box to remain safe at work; in order to continue serving our valued customers during this challenging period.  Since the first lockdown, we now have several procedures in place to…


What is a Pushback Tractor?

At Red Box Aviation, we recently looked into the Pushback Procedure and the equipment used during the process, most notably aircraft tugs. Now, we are taking a closer look at Pushback Tractors, which are ideal for moving larger aircraft. A pushback tractor used to move large aircraft tends to weigh up to 54 tonnes (119,000…


Why Are There so Few Women in Aviation?

An insightful article has recently appeared on the CNN website that looks into why there are so few women in the aviation industry. According to the Women in Aviation: A Workforce Report, women account for less than 10% of pilots, maintenance technicians and airline executives. From our point of view, it would be fantastic to see the…


What is a Pushback?

You may have heard the term “pushback” used in the world of aviation but what does it mean? We explain all… Pushback is an airport procedure that results in an aircraft being pushed backwards away from an airport gate by external power, which is usually provided by pushback tractors or aviation tugs. You may consider…


Aviation Shows 2020

2019 will soon be drawing to a close, so it is only right that we start looking ahead to the fantastic aviation shows that we will taking place in the UK throughout 2020. Take a look at some of the highlights that we are looking forward to below:   General Aviation Expo 2020: 25th April…


The World’s Largest Plane

Earlier in 2019, the world’s largest aircraft (as I write) took to the sky for the very first time when it traveled from the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California. Incredibly, the airplane has a greater wingspan than an American football field and it’s purpose is purely focused on launching rockets from the air,…