Part of the Tronair company, Columbus Jack is the largest supplier of hydraulic jacks to the U.S. Defense Department. Their line of ground support equipment has grown to service all kinds of commercial, business and civilian aircraft. The company’s products are hard at work at airports and government installations around the world. At Columbus Jack, the need to comply with tough military standards has created a culture focused on product quality.
Eagle Tugs has been manufacturing reliable and functional tow tractors for the aviation, cargo handling and industrial towing markets since 1970. Eagle Tugs are designed and manufactured in the United States and are backed by factory direct service and support. In addition to several industrial uses, Eagle Tugs can move fixed-wing and rotorcraft aircraft of most any size across the military, commercial, regional and business aviation and cargo markets.
The FoxCart® 28VDC power cart line has been powering corporate aviation since 1970. With both single and three phase power cart units, FoxCart GSE also has a full line of external air conditioning units that can cool all models of corporate aircraft. In addition to ground support equipment FoxCart GSE manufactures 30 to 50 MHz antenna tuner systems, battery temperature indicating systems, and various other products for aircraft OEMs.
Hycom originates from the Werklust company. Werklust was specialized in the production of earthmoving machines. A department of this company started to work in hydraulics. The technical possibilities of hydraulics developed quickly, as too did demand, mostly from the mechanical engineering and dredging industries. As a result a separate division specialized in hydraulic systems was established in the 1970s: Hycom.
The JetPorter line was acquired by Tronair in 1998. For over 20 years, JetPorter has been providing the towbarless solution to moving aircraft, providing a simplistic and ergonomic design. With JetPorter towbarless tugs vehicles, eliminating the towbar maximizes hangar efficiency by reducing the operating space required to position the aircraft. JetPorter ground tugs feature independently excited motors coupled directly to the solid rubber drive wheels, the only tractor available on the market with this highly effective configuration.
Langa Industrial is a European industrial company founded in 1970 who specializes in the design and manufacture of Ground Support Equipment, with a focus in aircraft jacks. With more than 32,000 products, Langa is present in more than 70 countries, with an extensive representative worldwide networking for the service of their equipment, in addition to their own team of Field Service Engineers.
Founded in 1935, Malabar International is a pioneering supplier of ground support and maintenance equipment for commercial, military, and business jet aircraft. Malabar’s major product lines are tripod and axle jacks, fluid dispensers, B787 and A350 coolant service equipment, N2, O2, and strut service carts, wheel/brake changers, specialized service trailers, and repair and refurbishment services.
Mototok was founded in 2003 by Kersten Eckert, avid aviator and creator of the Mototok, and his friend and partner Thilo Wiers-Keiser. 5 years later, the first Mototoks hit the market: Battery-powered industrial tugs providing an all-round view around the aircraft by high technology remote control, operated by a single person. Now, there are Mototoks available for all aircrafts up to 200 tons. They are in use by international FBOs, MROs, aircraft manufacturers, special forces, airports, airlines, navy, military, industrial companies, businessmen and individuals with their own fleet.
Since 1980, Tronair has differentiated itself in the market by offering a diverse range of high quality GSE product lines. The extensive engineering capabilities and customer collaborations drive innovative solutions that support safe and efficient aircraft ground operations. The Tronair family includes Columbus Jack, DAE, DatcoMedia, Eagle Tugs, and Malabar. Tronair supports its customers with a global network of factory trained and authorized service centers.
Unitron Power Systems
Since 1960, Unitron has been a key supplier to the DoD, commercial, general aviation and industrial markets. Unitron specializes in the design and development of Solid-State Power Converters and Environmental Control Systems. Unitron has been a pioneer in the development of solid-state ground power units for over 60 years.