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About Author: AERO Specialties ensures that all of their team members, even sales and support staff, are familiar with both the products and the aviation handling and maintenance industry. That attention to company-wide understanding of the business is representative of the ethos that has made AERO Specialties one of the most trusted names in GSE.

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Eliminating Distractions and Increasing Safety for Airport Ground Crews

If there’s an occupation that requires those practicing it to avoid distraction, it’s members of airside ground crews. For one, the functioning of an airport relies on the ground crew performing quickly but efficiently, accurately, and effectively. Failing to do so can cost the airlines thousands, even millions of dollars. That alone both requires and […]

How to Increase Safety for Airport Ground Crews During Extreme Weather

Aviation ground crew work comes with some risks. It requires working from heights to clean, deice, repair, fuel, or otherwise maintain aircraft, typically at a fast pace. It also involves working in and around a whole fleet of motorized ground support equipment and heavy lifting, not to mention working with often dangerous, caustic, and highly […]

Aviation Ground Crew Winter Safety

Being a member of an airside support crew can be harrowing at the best of times. Millions of dollars, the comfort and convenience of thousands of passengers, and, in many cases, the safety and lives of those passengers are in the hands of the ground crews. On top of which, aircraft tugs and pushbacks, baggage […]

The Importance of Ramp Safety and How to Improve It

An argument could be made that an airside work environment, perhaps particularly the ramp, is like an incubator for accident risk. Airports are high-activity, high-stress workplaces, in which huge monetary losses that accrue during ground-time means working as quickly as possible is a must. On top of which, ground crews are driving dozens of specialized […]

What the Airside of the Future May Look Like

There is every indication that the popularity of air travel will continue to increase in the years to come. A practical demonstration of that fact is already evidenced by the increased congestion at the world’s major airports. An increase in the traffic through airports will also be attended by a busier, more demanding, more stressful, […]

Is Pooling the Future of GSE Management?

If the implementation, organization, logistics, finances, and general future of ground support equipment (GSE) pooling isn’t the most controversial topic in the airside/aviation support industry, it’s without a doubt in the top three. At airports all over the planet the question of pooling is being debated by enthusiastic supporters and equally fervent detractors, and in […]

The Costliest Aviation Accidents and Issues and How to Avoid Them

Every year, the airlines lose billions of dollars to accidents and other damage incidents. Beyond the financial risk and loss, accidents and damage incidents are responsible for a number of collateral and peripheral consequences. Those consequences range from passenger inconvenience and loss of business to, far worse, injury or death. Unfortunately, as airsides at airports […]

Will the Future of Ground Support Equipment Be Electric?

To some degree, asking whether or not the future of ground support equipment (GSE) will be electric is moot. Much of it already is. Commuters are now used to electric vehicles (EV) ferrying people and cargo around inside airports, and they’re becoming an increasingly common feature of the airside workspace. There are certainly a number […]

The Most Common Issues with Airport Ground Operations and How to Fix Them

Several years ago,airport heads of ground operations were brought together from different parts of the world to discuss the most common problems they face with their ground operations. Their answers had some overlap but were surprisingly different. One of the chief takeaways, however, was that the issues they cited that involved ground crew virtually always […]

The Most Common Ground Crew Accidents and How to Avoid Them

The work environment for an airport’s ground crew is a particularly high-risk one. In fact, if one were to list major workplace risk factors, it might harder to find the ones that don’t apply to an airport ground crew than the ones that do. Ground crew work often requires high-speed and high-stress tasks, such as […]