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Ground Support & Boarding

Safety, Smoothness, and Accuracy

Ground support equipment (GSE) is the support equipment found at an airport, usually on the apron, the servicing area by the terminal. This equipment is used to service the aircraft while it is on the ground (between flights). The role of this equipment generally involves ground power operations, aircraft mobility, and cargo/passenger loading operations.

Speed, efficiency, and accuracy are important in ground handling services in order to minimize the turnaround time (the time during which the aircraft remains parked at the gate).

Electro-mechanical devices can control bridge movements with ease and accuracy, without compromising safety. The equipment used to make this experience more efficient and enjoyable for passengers is just as important as the airplane itself. Passengers must securely board a variety of aircraft designs (and door heights) indoors away from the outside elements. 

Nook's innovative ball screw designs are ideal for this application due to their integral safety ball nut that. In the event of a ball nut failure prevents the structure from falling in an inadvertent failure. Nook ball screws provide a high efficiency, low torque solution with high repeatability and outstanding positioning accuracy. 

   

Applications

  • Aircraft jack lifts
  • Cargo scissor lifts (ULD)
  • Passenger walkways
  • Stairs
  • Airport aprons
  • Aircraft pallet loaders