Ground Support Equipment (GSE) / Ground Handling Equipment (GHE) is the support equipment found at an airport. These equipment are there to support the operations as well as handling of the aircraft while it’s on the ground.
The functions this equipment plays generally involve ground power operations, aircraft mobility, and loading operations. Airport GSE/GHE comprises a diverse range of vehicles and equipment necessary to service aircraft during passenger and cargo loading and unloading, maintenance, and other ground-based operations. The wide range of activities associated with aircraft ground operations leads to an equally wide-ranging fleet of GSE.