The Ground Handling Blog

Mototok's blog for Hangar Professionals

Written by Mototok on September 17, 2021 // 3:00 PM

Updating your GSE: Should you buy or rent?

mototok GSE

Aircraft ground support equipment is designed to last for years. Many years of hard use, years of unrelenting physical conditions, years of abuse at the hands of inexperienced operators.


Written by Mototok on May 27, 2021 // 3:00 PM

What has become of all the grounded airliners in 2020?

Grounded Airlines 2020

The early part of 2020 left us all with images that we could never have imagined beforehand and hopefully will never be experienced again. Perhaps the most iconic imagery of the year were endless rows of grounded airliners, sitting static and mothballed as there were no travelers to speak of the world over.


Written by Mototok on May 17, 2021 // 2:30 PM

MRO equipment changes with a reduced workforce

MRO equipment

The past year has taught us a lot of lessons about patience, flexibility, adaptability, and perseverance, whether we wanted to learn them or not. But this was all done under the hope that the downturn in aviation would be a temporary one.


Written by Mototok on April 8, 2021 // 4:00 PM

The State of Commercial Aviation - One Year Since the Pandemic Began

Covid Pandemic Aviation

The world is now a year into the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has deeply impacted all facets of life. Perhaps no other industry has been harder hit overall than the aviation industry, particularly the airline industry. Airlines fell very hard last spring and have had some difficulty recovering since.


Written by Mototok on February 26, 2021 // 3:16 PM

Wheeled Helicopters: Their Purpose, and How to Move Them

Wheeled Helicopters

The single feature that makes wheeled helicopters favorable to a fixed-wing under all circumstances is vertical takeoff and landing. If an operator does not need this capability, there is no advantage in a helicopter over a fixed-wing of comparable size and scope.


Written by Mototok on February 3, 2021 // 1:03 PM

Top 10 Private Jet Companies and Charters in 2021

Top 10 Private Jet Companies

Three years ago, we ran an article looking at the private jet and charter jet market and the market's key players. It was well-received, and in light of the changes in the aviation landscape from a highly volatile year in 2020, we are offering an update. Despite the airline markets utterly tanking, private and charter aviation did have some bright spots. 


Written by Mototok on August 19, 2020 // 10:15 AM

What Does a Recovery Look Like

covid-19 recovery

COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Still aviation has many different possibilities to recover from this pandemic. Here are some of them.


Written by Mototok on April 23, 2020 // 8:00 AM

MRO Futures and Outlook Amid a Global Crisis

Motor Reparatur

By now, we are all painfully aware of the COVID-19, commonly known as “Coronavirus”, which has been deemed a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in March. Since then, the aviation market as a whole has, well, completely tanked to be perfectly honest. It was flying at a critical angle of attack, and now is in an unbroken stall, maybe even a spin. This is a critical and honest appraisal of the MRO industry, as well as associated support markets (namely GSE), and where they are headed by the numbers.


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