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Airport Authority GSE

Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:43 pm

I have been wondering about this for a while. Why do airports have their own GSE? I know some airports provide FBO and ground handling services but at major airports like PHX they rely on airlines and ground handlers. The city has a stair truck, A/C carts, and GPUs. What use do they have them since all airlines and ground handlers have the same equipment?
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RE: Airport Authority GSE

Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:26 pm

Simple... VIP Aircraft, Heads of State, Military, etc...

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RE: Airport Authority GSE

Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:48 am

LAX has various bits of ground equipment for emergency use including two stair trucks painted like the crash trucks.
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RE: Airport Authority GSE

Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:35 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):

STL is similar with an air stair unit run by ARFF. There is also a cargo loader in airport authority colors, but it unfortunately doesn't see much action.
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