Airport Ground Support
Equipment Resources

Baggage Tugs and Carts Fundamentals

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Baggage Tugs

  • Powered equipment used by the airline industry to tow baggage carts to and from the terminal/cargo facility and the aircraft
  • There are several types and manufacturers of powered baggage tugs
  • This guide identifies types of baggage tugs, their major components and can be used when referencing other baggage tug related documents

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Baggage Carts

  • Used by the airline industry to transport baggage/cargo to and from the aircraft and terminal/cargo facility
  • There are different types and manufactures of baggage carts
  • This guide identifies types of baggage carts, their major components and can be used when referencing other baggage cart related documents

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Additional Resources

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • 14 CFR 139, Certification and Operations: Land Airports Servicing Certain Air Carriers. This is part of the electronic code of federal regulations. Specific areas of interest for the airline industry may include:
    • 139.101, Certification requirements: General
    • 139.203, Contents of airport certification manual
    • 139.205, Amendment of contents of airport certification manual
    • 139.329, Ground vehicles

Part 139 Certification. Requires the FAA to issue airport operating certificates to airports that serve scheduled and unscheduled air carrier aircraft with more than 30 seats or that the FAA Administrator requires to have a certificate.

Through the OSHA and Airline Group Safety Panel Alliance, the Airline Ground Safety Panel developed this Fact Sheet for informational purposes only. It does not necessarily reflect the official views of OSHA or the U.S. Department of Labor. 01/2013