Airport Ground Support
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High Lift Truck Guide

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Fundamentals Reference Guide:

  • Powered equipment used by the airline industry to cater or clean the aircraft
  • There are several types and manufacturers of high lift trucks
  • This guide identifies types of high lift trucks and their major components
  • This guide can be used when referencing other high lift truck related documents
  • Also referred to as catering truck, provisioning truck or hi-lift truck

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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