Ground support equipment – also known as GSE – is support equipment found at airports, often on the apron, or the service area near the terminal. This equipment is used to service the aircraft in-between between flights to ensure that it is ready for its next take off. Ground support equipment, as the name implies, is used to assist aircraft operations when they are on the ground.
Ground power operations, aircraft mobility, and cargo/passenger loading operations are all common uses for this equipment, although they are not directly related to the actual flying of the aircraft. Instead, they are focused around ensuring that the aircraft is safe to fly, and this is where Red Box Aviation’s ground power equipment comes into its own.
We have been manufacturing Ground Support Equipment since 1993 at our factories near Southampton in the UK and in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, and we boast a comprehensive range of ground power units (GPUs) in addition to a wide selection of aircraft tugs, aviation tool kits, load banks, test equipment, and much more.
Whatever your GSE requirements, Red Box Aviation has you covered. Our solutions are used worldwide and allow our customers to successfully:
- Start and power aircraft of all sizes
- Push and pull aircraft up to 85,000lb
- Maintain aircraft to the highest levels
- Run load testing checks
Need ground support equipment for a specific aircraft model? Simply carry out an Aircraft Search on our website and you will find our recommendations for almost a thousand makes and models, including the hugely popular Cirrus SR22, Airbus A380, Cessna 172, Pilatus PC-12, and more.
Why Choose Red Box Aviation?
Purchasing the right aircraft ground support equipment is essential. You must ensure that you are receiving not just the best value for money, but also the highest quality equipment.
Many mistakes are made when purchasing new GSE, including buyers looking to save money by opting for a used or lower-priced item. Alternatively, you should also be careful not to overspend, as it is very easy to buy a ground power unit, for example, suitable for a large aircraft when a cheaper unit would more than meet the needs of your small to medium-sized aircraft.
The Red Box Aviation’s ground power unit range has received accolades in both the civilian and military industries, and we have been selected on multiple times to deliver customised power solutions to the UK military and allied equipment manufacturers. The company holds ISO9001:2008 accreditation and the vast majority of our ground support equipment is NATO coded. Our large network of foreign distributors can provide local assistance and after-sales service to our international customers.
More than just Aviation Ground Support?
Although best known for our aviation equipment and GSE solutions, the Red Box group also excels in a wide array of services from shipping container conversions, metal prototyping and welding, tool shadow foaming, powder coating, CNC routers and laser machines to name but a few.
Learn more at www.redboxint.com.