Used Aircraft Ground Support Equipment - Aircraft Tugs, Pushbacks, Cargo Loaders, Belt Loaders, Aircraft Stairs, and more
Global GSE sells used and refurbished aircraft ground support equipment.
Global GSE is part of the international European Aviation and Skybus group of companies, which have over 18 years of experience in the aviation industry.
We currently have over 1200 units of airport ground support equipment in stock at our dedicated facility one mile from the Indianapolis airport.
This includes large quantities of aircraft tugs, pushback tractors, baggage tractors, aircraft belt loaders, aircraft stairs, aircraft cargo loaders, aircraft refueling trucks, aircraft de-icer trucks, lav carts, water carts, aircraft ground power units, aircraft start units, baggage carts, and military K-loaders,
Shipments of aircraft ground support equipment arrive weekly, so please contact us for any GSE you may require but don't currently see listed.
Aircraft Air Stairs
Aircraft stairs are very important not only for the passengers but the maintenance personnel. A good set of air stairs allows for a safe and easy entry and exit from the aircraft. Aircraft stairs may also be called airstairs, aircraft steps, passenger boarding stairs, crew stairs, maintenance stairs, or simply boarding stairs. In any case, the stairs provide a mobile means to traverse between aircraft doors and the ground and since aircraft come in all sizes a variety of height adjustable and towable aircraft stairs are available to meet your needs for both passenger and crew use. Some features found on our aircraft stairs include modesty panels, a battery powered LED lighting system, and non-marking soft rubber bumpers for aircraft protection.
Aircraft Air Start Units
An air start is a power source used to provide the initial rotation to start large aircraft jet turbine engines. This unit blows airflow into the turbines engines. The airflow is measured by “PPM’s” pounds per minute.
Aircraft Belt Loaders
When it comes to loading and unloading baggage and cargo, having the correct aircraft belt loader is imperative. Belt loaders need to be able to accommodate the various heights and holds of many aircraft, so let us help you find the right one that fits your need.
Aircraft Cargo Containers
Incl. LD3 Cargo Containers
Cargo containers are used to load luggage, freight, and mail on wide-body aircraft and specific narrow-body aircraft. It allows a large quantity of cargo to be bundled into a single unit.
Aircraft Cargo Loaders
Container loaders, also known as cargo loaders or "K loaders", are used for the loading and unloading of containers and pallets into and out of aircraft. These loaders have two platforms which raise and descend independently.
Aircraft Catering Trucks
Aircraft catering trucks or cabin service trucks are used to transfer goods and equipment into aircraft with ease at varying heights. Prices starting at $25,000.
Aircraft deicers are used when removing compacted snow and ice with a shovel or blade just isn't possible. That's where deicing equipment comes in handy. They generally dispense a heated, pressurized deicing mixture upon an aircraft to help remove built-up ice and snow.
Aircraft Ground Power Units
Aircraft ground power units or GPUs provide DC and/or AC power to the aircraft while on the ground. These units are used to help start engines, perform maintenance, or provide general onboard power while the aircraft is serviced in the hangar or on the ramp. We have both 28-volt GPU's as well as 120-volt GPU's in stock, some with combined air start units.
Incl. Various Aircraft Heaters
Aircraft heaters are an efficient and portable solution for providing a clean and reliable blast of heat for aircraft, hangars, and ground support equipment.
Aircraft Refueler/ Defueler
Aircraft refueler/ defuelers can be either a self-contained fuel truck or a fuel cart. Fuel trucks are self-contained, typically containing up to 10,000 US gallons of fuel and have their own pumps, filters, hoses, and other equipment. Fuel trucks typically deliver the fuel to the aircraft. A fuel cart generally hooks into a central pipeline network and provides fuel to the aircraft.
Towbars are used to connect the tug to the nose landing gear of the aircraft. The towbar must be long enough to place the tug far enough away to avoid hitting the aircraft and to provide sufficient leverage to facilitate turns. Heavier towbars, for large aircraft, are equipped with wheels. When not connected to an aircraft. The wheels are attached to a hydraulic jacking mechanism which can lift the towbar to the correct height to mate to both the airplane and the tug, and once this is accomplished the same mechanism is used in reverse to raise the towbar wheels from the ground during the pushback process. The towbar can be connected at the front or the rear of the tractor, depending on whether the aircraft will be pushed or pulled. The towbar has a shear pin which prevents the aircraft from being mishandled by the tug; when overstressed the shear pin will snap, disconnecting the bar from the nose gear to prevent damage to the aircraft and tug.
Aircraft tugs, baggage tractors, or pushbacks, whatever you want to call them come in a wide variety. Some with a drawbar pull (DBP) and others are a towbar-less design. Smaller capacity baggage tractor units are rated to move as little as 30,000 lbs and are typically tasked with simple repetitive tasks like moving baggage carts, ground power units, lav/ water servicing carts, or light aircraft into place. The larger capacity units are used as pushback tractors for heavier aircraft such as a B747 and A340.
Airport Lighting Systems
We always have a variety of gas and diesel powered lighting systems in stock. Please call for details
Incl. Various Baggage Carts
Baggage carts come in four different varieties; enclosed, knockdown, open, and as a flatbed. Depending on your unique situation one may work better than another. Prices starting at $2,000.
Fuel Transfer Carts or Additive Carts safely transfer or mix aircraft fuel from a fuel source into an aircraft.
Lavatory Service Trucks are a self-contained lavatory service solution. Units come with various tank sizes for waste and rinse.
Military Ground Support Equipment
Snow Removal Equipment
Check out our inventory of Snow Removal Equipment.
Water Service Truck