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Aviation Ground Support Equipment: A Brief History

Here at GSE Solutions, we are fascinated by the Aviation industries’ rich and intriguing past which stretches back to the early 18th century. A series of technological breakthroughs has since helped shape the way people manoeuvre aircraft and ground support equipment today. Here is a detailed guide of prominent dates throughout the last 300-years which highlights important historical events.

It’s Official: Rotorcraft Pilot and Mechanic Shortage Verified

The results of a study forecasting the U.S. supply of rotorcraft pilots and mechanics over the next 18 years has been released, confirming what many in our industry suspected. Unless there are some fundamental changes in policy, outreach, scholarships, and access to financing, the helicopter industry faces large-scale deficits in the amount of available and qualified licensed and certificated pilots and mechanics.