Ground support equipment refers to the specialized tools and devices used to service military and commercial aircraft on the ground. Ground support equipment is used for routine maintenance or unscheduled repair and is critical for ensuring the various systems on the aircraft are working properly.
These tools can be grouped into a couple of types – aircraft handling and aircraft servicing. Aircraft handling would include equipment such as tow tractors, cranes, and dollies. Servicing equipment includes things like power generators, cabin pressure test units, fluid servicing units, munition loading systems, and electrical testers. Service equipment is often designed to be self-propelled, trailer mounted, or towed for maneuverability and mobility.
InterConnect Wiring has the capability to manufacture the electrical ground support assemblies and test equipment you need for many fixed-wing platforms such as the C-130, F-15, and F-16 as well as rotary-wing aircraft such as the Bell 525 and the Sikorsky UH-60. Our ground support customers include Lockheed Martin, BAE, and the USAF, to name a few. Some ground support equipment are very difficult to manufacture, so if you are an engineer or in supply chain management, be sure to know important questions prior to buying your aircraft ground support equipment. You can download our eBook to help you out.