Ground power units (GPUs) are essential components of the ground support equipment (GSE) that keep aircraft properly maintained and flying. A GPU can be fixed or mobile and is typically configured to deliver either 120V AC or 28V DC power. In most cases, an electrical generator powered by a diesel engine forms the heart of the GPU.
FlyTek understands that an aircraft industry GPU is not just a generator. Any time you connect a power source to a multi-million dollar airplane, there is potential risk. It is essential to deliver clean, carefully regulated power. An accidental power spike or unregulated surge could destroy sensitive—and expensive—aircraft electronic and avionics systems. FlyTek maintains and troubleshoots ground power units so that you can concentrate on maintaining your aircraft.
GPU Preventative Maintenance Services
Our comprehensive GPU maintenance services cover the entire unit, including:
- Electrical Systems & Generator
- Cooling System
- Wheels, Tires, & Brakes
- Tow Assembly
Poorly maintained ground power units are not just expensive, they can become dangerous as well. And as with every other piece of critical aircraft support equipment, GPUs should be regularly maintained, tested, and calibrated to ensure optimum performance and safety. For example, GPUs should be load tested at least annually, as well as immediately after the unit has been serviced or repaired. Using the latest diagnostic equipment, our technicians can test your GPU without being connected to an aircraft.
FlyTek offers GPU support programs and preventative maintenance plans that can be customized and tailored to your organization’s specific needs. Our highly trained GPU technical experts are committed to maximizing your flight line productivity and to minimizing downtime for critical GPUs.
Flexible, Mobile GSE Maintenance Providers
Of course, every piece of equipment will inevitably break down at some point. If that happens to your GPU, we can provide service anywhere in the country. Our mobile state-of-the-art equipment will be brought directly to your site by an experienced GPU technician to get you back up and running as quickly as possible.
When it comes to your ground power units, the important thing is not to wait. Call FlyTek GSE today to discuss a custom GPU maintenance program for your operation. We are the perfect partner to handle not only your GPUs, but all of your ground support equipment maintenance and repair needs. We offer a wide range of skilled, technical support for virtually every piece of GSE that you use. Find out how FlyTek can help you to optimize your productivity and minimize downtime.