About Global GSE
Global GSE is part of the international Skybus group of companies, with over 20 years of experience in the aviation Industry.
The Skybus Group provides aircraft engineering support, aircraft spares, and interiors, as well as flight simulator training, aircraft sales and leasing to airlines worldwide. European Skybus was founded in 1989 and has grown into a multi-national group of specialist companies providing services to the aviation industry.
GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT:
Global GSE is our ground support division. We supply used and refurbished ground support equipment to Airlines, ground handling, and cargo companies worldwide. We currently have over 1200 units of ground support equipment in stock at our dedicated facility 1 mile from Indianapolis airport. This includes large quantities of aircraft pushback tractors, baggage tugs, Wollard belt loaders, cargo loaders, aircraft refueling trucks, aircraft deicing trucks, GPU and air start units.
AIRCRAFT SPARES SUPPORT:
Our extensive facilities at Ledbury in the United Kingdom and Indianapolis in the United States have over 1.2 million individual line items in stock. As one of the largest stockists of aircraft spares in Europe, we hold a comprehensive range of inventory for Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777 as well as Airbus aircraft. We also hold a significant range of spares for aircraft such as the BAC 1-11, Airbus 300 and many other commercial aircraft.
AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING SUPPORT:
Our maintenance and repair organization based at Bournemouth International Airport in the United Kingdom is a CAA Part-145 approved maintenance and repair organization for Boeing 737 aircraft. In addition, we can also offer full aircraft exterior refinishing and painting as well as interior modifications.
Our Interiors Division specializes in providing Aircraft seating as well as redesigned Aircraft seats with over 10,000 seats in stock covering most aircraft types. The C2C business Class seat is our best selling 16G certified seat for Boeing and Airbus Aircraft and is currently in service with over 25 airlines. In addition to providing seats, we also provide project management services from the very start of the project to the final installation of your new interior.
AIRCRAFT SALES DIVISION:
European Skybus specializing in converting Boeing 737 aircraft into bespoke VIP luxury aircraft which are in service worldwide.From heavy maintenance, interior and exterior design and installation through aircraft delivery, we have gained a reputation for providing a unique product second to none.
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
Belt loaders are vehicles with conveyor belts for unloading and loading of baggage and cargo on aircraft. A front of the belt loader is positioned at the cargo door used for narrow-body aircraft and the bulk hold door on wide-body aircraft. Baggage stored without containers is known as bulk loading. Belt loaders can come in several different types, gas, electric, diesel, propane, and as a walk behind.
Aircraft Cargo Containers
Incl. 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.
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.
Incl. Various Aircraft Towbars
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.
Global GSE has a wide variety of aircraft pushback tractor’s, airport tugs and baggage tractors for sale and in stock. We have for sale smaller tugs from 3,000 lb. drawbar pull through to heavy aircraft pushback tractors with the ability to tow aircraft up to 750,000 lbs. We have several drawbar less (DBL) pushback tractors in stock for sale also. With over 150 aircraft pushback tractors and bag tugs in stock for sale we are sure to have the right pushback tug or baggage tractor to meet your needs. If you do not see what you need here, please contact us as we have new stock arriving weekly.
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.
Baggage tractors come in a wide variety of sizes and models, typically ranging from 3,000 to 8,000 LBS drawbar pull (DBP). They are used to move bag carts, ground power units, lav, and water servicing carts. The larger capacity baggage tugs are also used as pushback tractors for commuter aircraft up to 90,000Lb in weight.
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