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ground airport equipment [3]click to hear

Equipment and materials for preparing an aircraft for its next flight; this includes cleaning, performing checks, refueling and boarding.
ground airport equipment [3] wheel chock boom truck baggage trailer tripod tail support tow tractor

wheel chock click to hear

Object that is placed against the landing gear’s wheels to keep the aircraft stationary when on the ground.

boom truck click to hear

Vehicle that is equipped with a bucket at the end of an articulating pivoting arm; technicians stand in it to work on aircraft.

baggage trailer click to hear

Flat trailer or cart that carries containers in which baggage is transported from the terminal to the aircraft.

tripod tail support click to hear

Adjustable tripod that supports part of the aircraft (the tail or a wing) when maintenance or repairs are carried out.

tow tractor click to hear

Vehicle that pulls the baggage trailer.