Secondhand Equipment’s Role in GSE Sustainability

By redeploying GSE, equipment service life can be extended and unnecessary waste can be avoided.

By Josh Smith

With major climate goals in sight, the aviation industry is keen on promoting sustainable operations.

Chief among these initiatives is a transition to electric ground support equipment (eGSE) as introducing more eGSE can reduce the carbon emissions produced by airlines and ground handlers.

Avoiding unnecessary waste can also add to sustainable ground operations, explains Elizabeth Maxted, vice president and general manager, Capital Assets Group – Americas at Liquidity Services. As the industry invests in new technology, legacy GSE often has more useable life.

In these cases, Liquidity Services helps find a new home for the equipment before units are scrapped for parts.

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