Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Market Report Scope & Overview:

Ground Support Equipment Market,Revenue Analysis

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The Ground Support Equipment Market Size was valued at US$ 5.92 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 8.99 billion by 2032 with a growing CAGR of 4.75% over the forecast period 2024-2032.

Ground support equipment is designed to assist an aircraft's operations while it is at the airport. GSE includes airplane push-back and hook-up, forklifts and lifts, carts, cars, air-conditioning tugs, belt & container loaders, light-duty trucks, and other powering, towing, and servicing equipment. Furthermore, such equipment enables functions such as passenger handling, baggage handling, aircraft mobility, repair, servicing, and maintenance. Many airlines own/operate GSE or have full-service leasing from equipment management companies.

In addition, resources to achieve economic efficiency and growth of energy efficient equipment at airports to reduce noise pollution and Carbon Dioxide are two factors that enhance the Growth Market for Aviation Support Equipment in the current era. Currently, airports are increasing investment to reduce their operating time and increase efficiency. This step can improve efficiency by increasing profits and reducing maintenance costs. Therefore, airport authorities need to have proper support equipment. The International Airport Support Services Market is growing in a number of market segments. Among them, the GSE mobile component offers major benefits such as ease of use and timeliness, which is estimated to boost the growth of the International Airport Support Services Market during the study. The electrical component promotes high growth due to the operational requirements of the non-carbon aircraft and the increasing pressure on airport authorities in terms of tools. In addition, the aviation sector is driving market growth due to its airport support services, air traffic control, and increased passenger traffic. The mobile equipment segment is increasing its market capacity due to increased passenger management and aviation. In addition, the commercial airport segment is driving market growth due to the growing airport development in the developing economies of countries such as India and China due to the increase in flights, goods, and passenger travel.



  • Expansion of airport infrastructure

  • Because of diverse countries, need for airport ground support equipment is expanding.


  • High acquisition costs of electric ground support equipment.


  • Innovation in ground support system


  • Electric grids Overloading


According to an analysis by Airport International Council (ACI), the impact of COVID-19 on airport business will lead to a decrease of passenger passengers by 58.4% by 2020 compared to 2019. The airport industry expects a reduction in revenue by 60% compared. on the proposed pre-COVID-19 base. Significant depletion of passenger and air traffic is expected to have a significant impact on the demand for heritage resources in the short term. Although orders are placed prior to the COVID-19 disaster, delays in delivery and installation of equipment will have a significant impact on the equipment supplier business. The distribution of COVID-19 in the US and EU is expected to have a negative impact due to the closure of production facilities. For example, GSE manufacturer Vestergaard Company, based in Denmark, reduced production speed after Easter 2020. Commercial bans and closures in major areas such as Australia, UK, India, Qatar, UAE, etc., are expected to significantly affect airport operations. Ramp machine operators are in a position to save money, as most of them work for rent. Ground workers, however, are expected to pay for ramps and office costs at airports. This is expected to have a negative impact in the short term. However, in the aftermath of the COVID-19 disaster, ground workers are expected to recover from the financial crisis once the airports become fully operational.

The ground support equipment market is divided into two types: mobile and fixed. The ground support equipment market's mobile GSE segment is expected to develop at the fastest CAGR by 2028. Mobile GSEs are critical in airport operations since they enable airlines to achieve On-time Performance. Freight/compartment loaders, push-back farm haulers, forklifts, holder bed carriers, stuff farm haulers, mass loaders or transports, lodge administration vehicles, boarding steps, latrine vehicles, traveler transports, deicers, airplane energizing trucks, versatile ground power units, and portable pre-molded air units are instances of portable GSE fragments. During the gauge time frame, the expansion in airplane developments and the quantity of air terminal improvement projects are probably going to help the development of the portable GSE area of the market. The ground support hardware market is partitioned into three classes in light of the force source: non-electric, electric, and crossover. The development of the non-electric portion of the market can be credited to ceaseless air terminal extensions and an expansion in the number of airplane developments in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East's rising economies. With cost being a critical hindrance to the reception of electric GSE, propels in diesel motors used in non-electric GSE vehicles like GPUs, energizing trucks, and pull and tow farm haulers have been made. These vehicles and gear give ideal execution to diminish discharges and further develop air quality for ground administration administrators and other air terminal staff.
The ground support hardware market has been partitioned into three sections in light of activity: ordinary/monitored, remotely worked, and independent. Ground hardware administrators run ordinary/monitored GSE, for example, ground power units, air beginning units, cooling units, things farm vehicles, freight loaders, traveler transports/transports, traveler flights of stairs, and consumable and latrine trucks. The expanded requirement for traditional/monitored GSE will be driven by expansions in air traffic, cargo transportation, and traveler travel.


By Power Source

  • Non-Electric

  • Electric

  • Hybrid

By Point of Sale

  • Equipment

  • Maintenance Services

By Type

  • Fixed

  • Mobile

By Application

  • Aircraft Handling

  • Cargo Handling

  • Passenger Handling

By Equipment

  • Assembly Tool

  • Movement Equipment

By End User

  • Military Airport

  • Commercial Airport


The North American region is expected to lead the ground-breaking machinery market during the forecast period. Investing in brownfield airport projects to modernize and upgrade North American airport infrastructure is boosting the growth of the groundwater machinery market in the region. There is a lot of pressure on airports and manufacturers of ground support equipment to reduce pollution. Several countries in the North American region have a zero-emissions policy, which has resulted in manufacturers of land-based equipment providing environmentally-friendly equipment and subsidiaries using environmentally friendly fuel. Due to the existence of a significant number of real parts manufacturers OCMs and manufacturers of real equipment OEMs such as JBT Aero-Tech and Tug Technologies Corporation, competition in the region is severe. At the time of predicting, ongoing contemporary systems at existing airports in the United States are predicted to fuel the expansion of the worldwide subsistence equipment market.


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  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The Major Players are Shenzhen CIMC-TianDa Airport Support Ltd.Avia Equipment Pte LtdCharlotte America, Tronair Inc., GATE GSE,  JBT Corporation, Tex-tron Ground Support Equipment Inc., MULAG FahrzeugwerkCurtis Instruments, Inc., STANGCO Industrial Equipment, Inc. and Other Players

Ground Support Equipment Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2023 US$ 5.92 Billion
Market Size by 2032 US$ 8.99 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 4.75% From 2024 to 2032
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2020-2022
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Power Source (Non-Electric, Electric, Hybrid)
• By Point of Sale (Equipment, Maintenance Services)
• By Type (Fixed and Mobile)
• By Application (Aircraft Handling, Cargo Handling, and Passenger Handling)
• By Equipment (Assembly Tool and Movement Equipment)
• By End User (Military Airport and Commercial Airport)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Shenzhen CIMC-TianDa Airport Support Ltd., Avia Equipment Pte Ltd, Charlotte America, Tronair Inc., GATE GSE,  JBT Corporation, Tex-tron Ground Support Equipment Inc., MULAG Fahrzeugwerk, Curtis Instruments, Inc., STANGCO Industrial Equipment, Inc.
DRIVERS • Expansion of airport infrastructure
• Because of diverse countries, need for airport ground support equipment is expanding.
OPPORTUNITIES • High acquisition costs of electric ground support equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

The growth rate of the Ground Support Equipment Market is 4.75% over the forecast period 2024-2032.

The key players of the Ground Support Equipment Market are Shenzhen CIMC-TianDa Airport Support Ltd., Avia Equipment Pte Ltd, Charlotte America, Tronair Inc., GATE GSE, JBT Corporation, Tex-tron Ground Support Equipment Inc., MULAG Fahrzeugwerk, Curtis Instruments, Inc., and STANGCO Industrial Equipment, Inc.

The Covid-19 pandemic impacted the Ground Support Equipment Market significantly. The detailed analysis is included in the final report.

High acquisition costs of electric ground support equipment is the hindering factor of the Ground Support Equipment Market.

North America region dominated the Ground Support Equipment Market.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia War

4.3 Impact of Ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis

8. Ground Support Equipment Market Segmentation, by Power Source

8.1 Non-Electric

8.2 Electric, Hybrid

9. Ground Support Equipment Market Segmentation, by Point of Sale

9.1 Equipment

9.2 Maintenance Services

10. Ground Support Equipment Market Segmentation, by Type

10.1 Fixed

10.2 Mobile

11. Ground Support Equipment Market Segmentation, by Application

11.1 Aircraft Handling

11.2 Cargo Handling

11.3 Passenger Handling

12. Ground Support Equipment Market Segmentation, by Equipment

12.1 Assembly Tool

12.2 Movement Equipment

13. Ground Support Equipment Market Segmentation, by End User

13.1 Military Airport

13.2 Commercial Airport

14. Regional Analysis

14.1 Introduction

14.2 North America

14.2.1 USA

14.2.2 Canada

14.2.3 Mexico

14.3 Europe

14.3.1 Germany

14.3.2 UK

14.3.3 France

14.3.4 Italy

14.3.5 Spain

14.3.6 The Netherlands

14.3.7 Rest of Europe

14.4 Asia-Pacific

14.4.1 Japan

14.4.2 South Korea

14.4.3 China

14.4.4 India

14.4.5 Australia

14.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

14.5 The Middle East & Africa

14.5.1 Israel

14.5.2 UAE

14.5.3 South Africa

14.5.4 Rest

14.6 Latin America

14.6.1 Brazil

14.6.2 Argentina

14.6.3 Rest of Latin America

15. Company Profiles

15.1 Shenzhen CIMC-TianDa Airport Support Ltd.

15.1.1 Financial

15.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

15.1.3 SWOT Analysis

15.1.4 The SNS view

15.2  Avia Equipment Pte Ltd,

15.3 Charlotte America,

15.4 Tronair Inc.,

15.5 GATE GSE,

15.6 JBT Corporation,

15.7 Tex-tron Ground Support Equipment Inc.,

15.8 MULAG Fahrzeugwerk

15.9 Curtis Instruments, Inc.

15.10 STANGCO Industrial Equipment, Inc.

16. Competitive Landscape

16.1 Competitive Benchmarking

16.2 Market Share Analysis

16.3 Recent Developments

17. Conclusion

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