Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Glossary
Types of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Glossary:
Non-Powered Ground Support Equipment or Non-Motorized GSE
Dollies: are used for transportation between the aircraft and terminals of cargo pallets, boxes, loose baggage, mail bags and more
Baggage Carts: are used also for transportation of baggage between aircrafts and terminals.
Aircraft Service Stairs: the Passenger Stairs helps the maintenance to reach into and out the aircraft. There are several categories similar with the same function as Passenger Ramps and Boarding Bridge.
Potable Carts: is a special equipment provide potable water to an aircraft.
Lavatory Carts: is a equipment that can empty and removed the waste and also refill with water and disinfecting concentrate (blue juice). The lavatory carts services are used for small aircraft.
Tow Bars: is a bar installed between an aircraft and the push back tractor.
Powered Ground Support Equipment or Motorized GSE
Air Start Units: is used to start the aircraft.
Ground Power Units: is equipment used for supplying power to an aircraft.
Baggage Tractors or TUGs: the tractor are used for move equipment as baggage carts, Air Start Units, Ground Power Units, Lavatory and potable carts and more.
Belt Loaders: is a vehicle used for loading and unloading baggage and cargo onto aircraft.
Push back Tractors: vehicle used for push and move an aircraft