The Ground Handling Blog

Mototok's blog for Hangar Professionals

Written by Mototok on March 17, 2020 // 12:00 PM

How Emerging Technologies Will Change Ground Operations and MX

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Aerospace is a technology-driven discipline which has largely been locked into archaic maintenance practices and technologies, practices which are largely unchanged over the course of the last six or seven decades. Visual inspections on aircraft which are roughly the length of a football field can take hours, and it is impossible to fully inspect the surface of the aircraft.


Written by Mototok on February 6, 2020 // 10:00 AM

Aviation Trends 2020: The future is now

flugzeugtrends 2020

Like any industry, those in the aviation industry must adapt and improve every year to remain competitive, help passengers travel safely, increase profits, and streamline manufacturing and operations. However, as our society becomes more digitized in the 21st century, stakeholders in the industry must continue to adapt with them. You may use some of this technology today, but we believe some of the tips below will become more mainstream in the year to come.


Written by Mototok on January 9, 2020 // 4:00 PM

Safety Principles of Operating Aircraft Tugs

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Aircraft tugs are real modern marvels, moving aircraft weight hundreds of tons all day, every day. These movements come with very real risks every single time, and we are going to look at those now.


Written by Mototok on January 6, 2020 // 4:00 PM

Military Specific Applications of Remotely Operated GSE

military tug

Remotely operated and autonomous ground support equipment (GSE), particularly aircraft tugs, represent a valuable alternative to traditional units. Military users have long been users of traditional GSE, but does this hamper operational requirements and demands?


Written by Mototok on August 26, 2019 // 3:00 PM

How Blockchain May Be the Future of Streamlined Fleet Maintenance


Bitcoin. Ethereum. Litecoin. Cryptocurrencies have taken the global economy by storm over the past decade. But they are far from anything to do with aviation, right? Especially support equipment? Well, this is proving to be an altogether incorrect assumption; the technology which powers and secures cryptocurrencies is proving to be very versatile evolving technology for all sorts of ventures. For the sake of aircraft ground support equipment owners, particularly those with a fleet of GSE.


Written by Mototok on August 13, 2019 // 3:30 PM

Using Big Data to Maintain Fleet Health of GSE


“Big Data” is fast becoming a stalwart buzzword of the 21st century business lexicon, yet how many who casually toss it around have a strong grasp for exactly what it is and does, and can offer? In a watered-down nutshell, big data is the process of sifting through enormous quantities of raw data and identifying often subtle trends, like indicators of failure. But how exactly is Big Data positively impacting fleet maintenance today? Is it farfetched and futuristic, or does it provide actionable intelligence right now?


Written by Mototok on August 6, 2019 // 4:00 PM

Establishing a Model for Updating and Replacing Obsolete GSE

obsolete gse

Aircraft ground support equipment are pieces of machinery which are designed for specific purposes and do those things generally very well. However, after certain periods of time or due to advances in technology, that machinery becomes outdated or even obsolete. Believe it or not, GSE can impact aircraft operations significantly, both good and bad. Since GSE items are costly, you need to come up with a plan to update your fleet in a way which best supports your operation.


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