Aircraft are one of many ways of transporting passengers and goods from one place to another but surely it’s the fastest one. To keep them in working condition, they need maintenance over time and when they came back from a flight. This much huge air traffic needs a huge level of equipment to support their efficiency level. Much heavy duty ground support equipment and tools are used for that purpose which allows them to use again and do not face any trouble on its way. It is crucial to keep everything perfect on an aircraft because it does not allow the people inside to stop it and get some services during its journey like what we do while travelling by car. So after each flight, aircraft is examined to ensure that everything is in perfect condition or need some repairments before going to another take-off.
Many types of equipment are used to provide support services to the aircraft that can be powered or non-powered in nature. Some of the non-powered equipment which plays an important role to service an aircraft such as
Dollies: these are non-powered equipment, do not have any auto system install. These are used to connect with a vehicle to move them from one place to another. These are used to carry heavyweights such as passenger’s luggage from aircraft to the terminal or from the terminal to aircraft for loading purpose
Chocks: These are the stopper equipment used to keep the aircraft still in one place. These are placed at the front and the back of a wheel when aircraft are parked on the apron or on a hanger which does not allow them to move.
Aircraft tripod jack: other than normal car jacks these are heavy duty aircraft jacks specially designed for the aircraft which are used to stay up the tail of aircraft. Because sometimes when the aircraft is empty from the passengers the tail get heavy and have chances to drop down so these jacks work as a support to them
Service stairs: these stairs are not used for passengers rather these are used to service the aircraft and allow the mechanics to reach the bottom of it where the repairment or maintenance is required. Other than these a lifter can be used to lift up the mechanics and repairing tools with the auto power to reach the level of aircraft.