April 2023

Josh Smith, editor Ground Support Worldwide
Fueling Equipment & Accessories

Collaboration to Solve Challenges

April 13, 2023
Fueling equipment manufacturers gathered recently to share solutions, best practices and new innovations with ground handlers, military personnel and other representatives of ...
Eagle Tugs, a Tronair Company
The ETT-8X launched at NBAA-BACE in 2022.
Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Electric Tractors for Business, Regional and Military Aircraft

April 13, 2023
The ETT-8X and ETT-12X are the most sustainable vehicles in the Eagle fleet.
Standards for ground operations are published in the IATA Airport Handling Manual (AHM), IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM), Baggage Reference Manual (BRM), Ground Ops XML message Toolkit as well as other baggage related IATA Resolutions and Recommend Practices.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

Global Standards for Ground Support

April 13, 2023
How IATA creates policies, procedures and technical specifications in an industry with many complexities.
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Ground Handling

TIACA’s Pursuit of Sustainability

April 13, 2023
The BlueSky program aims to enhance sustainable cargo operations.
Unilode Aviation Solutions
Unilode’s pooling concept can help with sustainability efforts while keeping costs down.
ULD & Containers

How to Utilize ULD Fleets

April 13, 2023
To meet the needs of the air cargo sector, new technology and advanced solutions are being incorporated into containers.

More content from April 2023

Photo courtesy of the authors
After a banner year in 2021, the airfreight market presents a mixed picture heading into 2023.
Ground Handling

Emerging from COVID-19: Transformations in the Air Cargo Market

April 13, 2023
The state of the air cargo market and what carriers can expect as the broader air travel sector continues its recovery from the pandemic.
Westmor Industries
Pete Buffkin
Fueling Equipment & Accessories

Ground Support Spotlight: Pete Buffkin

April 13, 2023
Get to know Westmor Industries' aviation sales manager and learn how the fueling segment is evolving.
Advanced tracking solutions combine telematics with intelligent dolly, container and ULD management to eliminate the unknowns and bring a real-time view of ground handling equipment’s location and status.
ULD & Containers

Dolly, Container and ULD Tracking Solutions to Optimize Ground Handling

April 13, 2023
New technology is delivering important benefits to ground handlers across key operational areas of on-time performance, asset management and cost containment.
Airport Technology

MKE Gate Management Goes Digital with GoApron

April 13, 2023
Cloud-based software keeps airport, airlines and ground handlers in the know.
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Spacer 8600 NG

March 9, 2023
The Mototok Spacer 8600 NG is an innovative NBA multi-aircraft fully electric remote control-operated pushback tug. With a compact design, it is simple to operate, requiring no...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles


March 7, 2023
The TUG ALPHA 1, a narrow-body pushback, is purpose-built for unrivaled productivity, safety and operator experience. Available in both gas and lithium, the TUG ALPHA 1 features...
Waev Inc.
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Green / Alternative Energy GSE

Tiger Li-ion

Oct. 18, 2022
Tiger Li-ion tow tractors incorporate new electrification technology that outperforms internal combustion and other electric vehicles with significantly lower total cost of ownership...
Timsan Tow Tractor
Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

TIM80 Aircraft Tow Tractor

Oct. 14, 2022
The TIM80 Aircraft Tow Tractor has a DBP of 80 kN and provides a towing capacity up to 114 tons on wet concrete and a 1% slope. With its compact, robust, durable chassis and high...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

P250 Electric Tow Tractor

Aug. 11, 2022
The P250 Electric Tow Tractor ensures fast and safe transfer of heavy loads over short and medium distances. This is made possible by powerful electric motors as well as easy-...
Chassis Maintenance Cutout
Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Modular Chassis and Wagon System

Nov. 18, 2021
The Stinar Modular Chassis and Wagon System offers a 48v electric chassis with a range of 40 miles and a load capacity of 5,000 lbs. The 17hp, 13kW electric motor provides ample...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Model M150 Pushback and Tow Tractor

Oct. 26, 2021
The Wollard International Model M150 Pushback and Tow Tractor offers diesel (Tier 4 and Stage V), gasoline and electric power options. With a drawbar pull of 10K – 16K, the M150...
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GSE Technology


The AIRSIDESIM XR Ground Handling Training Simulator is an immersive training system for ground handling vehicles that simulates pushback tractors, baggage trucks, baggage loaders...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Phoenix E

The Phoenix E from Goldhofer is a towbarless, future-oriented, zero-emission aircraft tractor. Goldhofer's wide range of vehicles can be individually configured for an individual...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Bob Tail Truck

This Bob Tail Truck is built on a new F-350 chassis and offers a gas engine. Ideal for towing GSE long distances, the truck has a capacity of 55,000 or 75,000 pounds, LED and ...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Comet 4 FC

This innovative airport towing tractor offers a hydrogen fuel cell drive and up to 30t trailing load (drawbar pull 20 kN), 30 kW axle integrated AC motor with 15 kW continuous...
Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Model HTSB Tractor

The Harlan Model HTSB is available with the latest model US/Euro emission-compliant engines. This compact, shorter wheelbase, low-profile design is robust with excellent all-around...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Mark III Low Profile Tow Tractor

Sept. 30, 2020
The Mark III Low Profile Tow Tractor has recently been refined to include the Cummins QSF2.8 T4 Final diesel engine. This engine choice joins the gas, LPG, CNG and electric options...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

B950 Heavy-Duty Tow Tractor

Aug. 4, 2020
The B950 is JBT’s 31,750kg to 45,360kg GVW tow/pushback tractor capable of servicing large RJs up to B777/B787 aircraft. Easy to operate, the B950 drives like a car with automatic...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

AircraftCaddy DNW Aircraft Pushback Tug

July 23, 2020
The AircraftCaddy DNW Aircraft Pushback Tug is ideal for larger aircraft up to 35,000 lbs. It works well on single or dual nose wheels and offers and electric winch to pull aircraft...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles


Oct. 28, 2019
The TLD TPX-100-E is a fully electric towbarless tractor designed for the pushback of most commuters, and single-aisle aircraft up to 100 tons. The TPX can now be fitted with ...
Pushback Product Showcase
Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Pushback Procedures VR Training Simulator

Oct. 16, 2019
The KBY Software Pushback Procedures Simulator (PPS) provides an interactive, controlled, environment for training in pushback ramp operations. KBY customizable courseware standardizes...
Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles


Oct. 16, 2019
HYDRO Systems offers an emissions-free electrically powered emover, able to push and pull several types of aircraft ranging from the E170 to the A380.
Electric Tow Tractor
Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Electric Tow Tractor

Jan. 29, 2019
The Nandan GSE Electric Baggage Tractor is designed to tow baggage carts from the airport terminal to the aircraft and vice versa. They are also used in outdoor areas when environmental...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles


Oct. 25, 2018
The battery-operated EVA series is designed for short towing operations and the movement of fighter aircraft, GSE and equivalent equipment in congested areas. The EVA series ...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Aircraft Tugs

Global GSE has a wide variety of aircraft pushback tractor’s, airport tugs and baggage tractors for sale and in stock. The company has for sale smaller tugs from 3,000-pound ...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Towbarless Towing Tractors

Oct. 25, 2018
Kalmar Motor AB offers a full range of aircraft towing "towbarless" tractors and all models are available as electric (EL), electric with range extender (ELRE) or diesel-powered...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Aircraft Maintenance Vehicle

Oct. 23, 2018
Wilcox Aircraft Maintenance Vehicles are designed and built with safety in mind. Each and every vehicle is engineer certified and is welded by CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) certified...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Challenger 150e

Trepel's electric conventional aircraft tractor allows users to handle B737 and A320 fleets while also pushing out the B767-200/300 at maximum ramp weight. The hydro-pneumatic...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

5,000lb MDP – Lithium Baggage Tractor

Aug. 20, 2018
Avro ‘next generation’ baggage tractors are leading edge performance, design and functionality. Designed to exceed expectations and deliver extraordinary ROI, each tractor features...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

JP125S – 125,000 lb Capacity

Powered by dual AC motors, the JP125S pairs unmatched turning capabilities with regenerative braking technology to smoothly decelerate in a short distance. Featuring oversteer...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles


Sept. 28, 2017
The SiPsHitch patented linear force monitoring system alerts tractor operators to overstress situations before they cause aircraft nose gear damage, affording improved levels...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

AP8950SDB-AL-250 Towbarless Pushback Tractor

Sept. 28, 2017
JBT LEKTRO’s AP8950SDB-AL-250 is an emissions-free, towbarless pushback tractor. Certified to tow virtually every narrow-body airliner from the B757 down through regional turboprops...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

TecknoSIM Pushback and Tow Simulator

July 5, 2017
The Tecknotrove Systems TecknoSIM Pushback and Tow Simulator has been specifically designed for training and skilling of pushback operators. The simulator combines the original...
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Green / Alternative Energy GSE

TE.208 Baggage/Tow Tractor

Nov. 10, 2014
The TE.208 baggage/tow tractor is a battery-powered, four-wheel towing vehicle with enough power to provide a superior alternative to a full-size baggage tractor for those operations...