Electric Ground Support Equipment (GSE)


Aviation is an industry always on the go. There’s a constant rush of people, baggage and equipment. All this activity and these goods represent a complex logistical tableau.

If you’re looking to run a smooth, tight operation it’s imperative that you leverage the best available ground support solutions. And for your particular scenario, that just might mean going electric.

Leading airlines, airports, and cargo companies around the world are discovering the upsides of electric GSE. JBT offers a broad selection of electric ground support products – you’ll have no trouble finding the equipment you need to get the job done.

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With JBT’s full line of electric airport GSE, you’ll be able to properly and quickly:

  • Lift, load, and transport cargo
  • Transit passengers
  • Position aircraft
  • Share power from the Gate to GSE Battery Chargers

Not only will you have the optimal equipment for your ground support duties, you’ll be making positive impacts elsewhere as well. Significant efficiency gains and smart resource usage mean your operations will be gentler on:

  • Your crew
  • The airport and global environment
  • Your expenses

We invite you to explore our innovative solutions – and envision them improving your daily operations, your bottom line, and the environment around you.

LEKTRO® Aircraft Tow & Pushback Equipment

Reliable, easy to operate and maintain electric tractors for towing all types of aircraft from small props up to B757. Whether in the hangar or on the ramp , in rain or snow, LEKTRO is the preferred choice. Electric / diesel hybrid options available for self-charging and long tows.

Ranger™ 15E Electric Cargo Loader

A rugged, high-speed, all-electric loader for fast and environmentally responsible cargo movement.

Commander™ 15i E Electric Cargo Loader

All electric, environmentally friendly cargo loader from JBT.

Commander™ 30i E Electric Cargo Loader

A heavy-duty, highly configurable, 33,000 pound (15000kg) all electric cargo loader. Powered with the latest in lithium-ion batteries for long-duration, green-friendly cargo transfers.

CPT-7 Electric Cargo Transporter

A heavy-duty vehicle, available in an all-electric configuration, to transport and transfer palletized and containerized cargo.  CPT-7 interfaces with aircraft cargo loaders, container and pallet dollies, racks, and air freight warehouses. The CPT-7 has a maximum capacity of 7,000 kg (15,400 lb) an...

PowerShare™ Load Sharing

Helps to minimize the cost of infrastructure development by intelligently sharing the electric power already routed to the passenger boarding gate.

Electric Passenger Steps

Self-propelled and towed passenger boarding steps are available in diesel and all-electric designs to service aircraft ranging from large regional jets up to the A380 main deck.

If you have any questions about these products – or how they benefit your operations – contact our team today.

JBT Electric GSE, the Right Decision

Airport ground support equipment is a major investment with many and diverse long-term consequences. Getting the most value for your money is essential.

JBT’s electric GSE is a solid starting point. Our ground support equipment has earned a sterling reputation in the industry. In addition to lower ownership costs and admirable resale value, JBT airport ground equipment is packed with features and options that make it easy to operate, easy to maintain, and highly reliable.

Better for Your Profit Margin

Going electric is worth investigating – it can bring many economic benefits to your business. For example, JBT’s all-electric or diesel-electric hybrid GSE designs help you:

  • Save on fuel
  • Reduce scheduled maintenance
  • Cut maintenance and repair costs
  • Improve uptime

Wondering about costs? Electric GSE can be very cost effective. And with JBT’s PowerShare technology, it may require less initial investment to go green than you think. Possible grants and subsidies make it even more affordable and attractive. 

JBT supplies technologies – like our PowerShare load sharing devices – can support the electrification of ground support equipment without the need to upgrade the power grid or lay cables. Preparing infrastructure for all-electric GSE operations has never been easier or more budget-friendly.

Better for People & the Planet

Beyond money matters, outfitting your operations with electric GSE can be an important environmental gesture. Using electric tow tractors, cargo loaders, cargo transporters, and passenger steps can reduce the emission of particulates and green-house gases.

Another great thing about electric equipment? It runs at whisper-volume. So, your airfield, hangars, and gate areas will be quieter. Less noise means a safer, healthier working environment for your employees and a more pleasant atmosphere for customers and surrounding communities.

Electric Yet Eclectic

JBT’s electric ground support equipment comes in many sizes and configurations, with a range of capabilities. Several families of ground support equipment are available in all-electric variants:

  • Cargo loaders from 15,500 pound (7,000 kg) to more than 30,000 pounds (13,000 kg) of lift capacity
  • Tow tractors designed to move small business jets up to the B757
  • Passenger steps capable of reaching from regional jets up to the main deck of the A380 
  • Cargo transporters for moving cargo between gates, warehouses, and different handling vehicles
  • Diesel-powered equipment easily convertible to battery-power

And we’re just getting started! Continued research and design efforts mean more electric GSE is in the pipeline.

JBT Stands for Quality & Variety

You certainly have your choice of GSE suppliers. Opting for the one that’s going to serve you best clearly makes the most sense for your aero business. By selecting JBT, you’re getting reputation and results.

JBT’s comprehensive products, services, and support enable us to satisfy all airport and Cargo Business needs, not just your GSE requirements. If you’re aiming for operations that run like a well-oiled machine – focus on JBT.

Airport GSE’s Just the Beginning

No matter how stellar your ground support equipment is, it’s only part of the answer to your airport’s total functional needs. Luckily, JBT’s portfolio also includes:

Our products work hard at airports across the globe, proving – time and again – that they can handle what needs doing. That’s why decision-makers and ground operators trust JBT.

Now it’s your turn – and we’re ready to get you set up with your unique blend of JBT Aerotech solutions.

Renowned Airport Services

JBT offers great hardware and great service programs. Pair your JBT GSE and Gate Equipment with JBT Airport Services like:

Our smart mix of consulting, technology, and skilled technicians bring you optimal outcomes. JBT’s airport services may be just the ticket to tying your supplies, equipment, operations, and personnel together into a high-functioning, end-to-end system.

Your Partner in Aviation

Running an airport business is complicated. New challenges and opportunities arise all the time. When you ally yourself with JBT, you’ve got the support of our experts, our world class products, and far reaching support services. This can go a long way in helping you feel prepared and confident about the future.

At JBT, our goal is to build a rich, lasting relationship – providing solutions for current and future operational needs.

JBT, Your One-Stop Comprehensive Solutions Supplier

When you connect with an aviation solutions provider that has all the products, services, and assistance you require — you’re in a good position. JBT is ready to be that strategic business partner now and in the years to come. Contact us today to see how our extensive offerings can help your airport, aircraft, or cargo operations.