Choosing an Aircraft Ground Support Provider: 4 Basic Factors to Know

Looking for a ground service provider doesn’t have to be difficult, not when you know exactly what you need. If you need help in getting started, here’s a list of basic factors you’ll need to consider in order to make the best decision possible:

Equipment quality

Your team’s safety on the ramp or in the sky should never be compromised. That’s why it’s crucial to have access to quality equipment. If you’re putting up a startup or providing aircraft ground support, then do your best to get the equipment you need—whether it’s a tractor or a ground power unit at the level you need it.


Price is a consideration but not the sole one. If you can get the equipment you need at a lower price without compromising the quality of the service, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t fully explore that option.

Company reputation

When you choose a ground service provider, one of the first things you often encounter—or should—is the company’s reputation. They’ve been in the business awhile so usually have one already. After all, you want to make sure you’re dealing with someone with decades-long experience in the field. While you’ve got nothing against companies just starting out in the business, when it comes to safety and credibility, you don’t take chances. Best to rely on a company that’s already an old hand with the way things work in the industry, not to mention already proven its worth a hundred deals over.


AviationPros says consistency in the business is key. So value that quality in your ground service provider. If slipups or mistakes keep happening, despite issued warnings and talks on how to prevent them from happening, it might be prudent and wise on your part to start looking for another ground service provider. After all, you’re not just looking for a service provider with the ability to fully supply you with the right equipment. A lot of companies can supply that with ease. What you need to find is the company that can fully provide for all your ground support needs with the right service mindset.

So when you start looking for a ground service provider, keep these tips at the forefront of your mind. They should come in quite handy when it’s time for you to figure out which one you want working with your team.

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