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Impulse Towing Loads

2018-06-03
CURRENT
AIR6906
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides information about impulse loads that occur during normal aircraft towing operations. An instrumented tow bar was used to characterize towing loads. Suggestions to minimize impulse loads by reducing the tow bar to tow vehicle gap are described.
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Aircraft Damage Caused by Ground Support Equipment

2016-06-06
CURRENT
AIR1589B
Only those incidents where a piece of ground support equipment directly associated with the "turnaround" servicing of an aircraft was involved are reviewed. Specifically excluded are those incidents that occurred during heavy maintenance, overhaul activity, or aircraft taxiing.
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Aircraft Damage Caused by Ground Support Equipment

2009-12-09
HISTORICAL
AIR1589A
Only those incidents where a piece of ground support equipment directly associated with the "turnaround" servicing of an aircraft was involved are reviewed. Specifically excluded are those incidents that occurred during heavy maintenance, overhaul activity, or aircraft taxiing.
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AIRCRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS FOR DESIGN CONSIDERATION

2002-12-16
CURRENT
AIR1309
This AIR is presented in two parts - the first part, to alert the engineer with respect to the environmental factors which he might have to consider - the second part, as tabular data and figures to which he can refer with respect to a specific geographical location.
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CUSHION TOW HITCHES TEST

1992-08-18
HISTORICAL
AIR1353A
The main purpose of this test was to determine the application advantages of cushion tow hitches in comparison to the commonly used rigid tow hitch type fitted on heavy aircraft towing tractors. As diverse opinions emerged about its suitability since the introduction on the market of this new tow hitch type, it was intended to physically measure and evaluate the damping capability of this cushioned tow link when applied in practice.
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Cushion Tow Hitches Test

2012-12-05
CURRENT
AIR1353C
The main purpose of this test was to determine the application advantages of cushion tow hitches in comparison to the commonly used rigid tow hitch type fitted on heavy aircraft towing tractors. As diverse opinions emerged about its suitability since the introduction on the market of this new tow hitch type, it was intended to physically measure and evaluate the damping capability of this cushioned tow link when applied in practice.
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Cushion Tow Hitches Test

1998-04-01
HISTORICAL
AIR1353B
The main purpose of this test was to determine the application advantages of cushion tow hitches in comparison to the commonly used rigid tow hitch type fitted on heavy aircraft towing tractors. As diverse opinions emerged about its suitability since the introduction on the market of this new tow hitch type, it was intended to physically measure and evaluate the damping capability of this cushioned tow link when applied in practice.
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GROUND EQUIPMENT REBUILD PROGRAM

1979-04-01
HISTORICAL
AIR1599
This AIR is intended to be concerned with fleet programs rather than programs for individual units. Technical and administrative considerations in developing an approach to a program will be suggested Organization of material possibly wanted in the form of a detailed specification for airline rebuilder communication is reviewed.
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Ground Equipment Rebuild Program

1991-03-01
CURRENT
AIR1599A
This Aerospace Information Report (AIR) is intended to be concerned with fleet programs rather than programs for individual units. Technical and administrative considerations in developing an approach to a program will be suggested. Organization of material possibly wanted in the form of a detailed specification for airline rebuilder communication is reviewed.
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Maintenance of Ground Support Equipment

1990-11-01
CURRENT
AIR4286
The following are suggested policies, procedures, and practices required to maintain mobile and fixed ground support equipment at airport passenger and cargo terminals. The principal purpose for ground support equipment maintenance is to provide the owner/user with safe, serviceable equipment, in good appearance, at minimal cost, and with minimum downtime. Maintenance programs initiated on ground support equipment must also conform to regulations controlling airport operations. This document has been divided into three sections corresponding to the three stages of equipment life; acquisition, maintenance, and disposal.
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Method of Evaluating Pneumatic Ground Power Units

2004-07-28
CURRENT
AIR4545A
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) covers, and is restricted to, the behavior of air under conditions of critical and subcritical flow at temperatures less than 500 °F.
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Method of Evaluating Pneumatic Ground Power Units

1992-02-12
HISTORICAL
AIR4545
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) covers, and is restricted to, the behavior of air under conditions of critical and subcritical flow at temperatures less than 500 °F.
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AIRCRAFT GROUND AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE CONNECTION

1997-09-01
HISTORICAL
AS4262A
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines interface configurations for the ground air conditioning service connection on commercial transport aircraft. In addition, it defines the clearances required to accommodate the connection of ground air conditioning hose couplings. Two types of service connections are included. The Type A connection (Figure 1) is a slotted ring with integral locking pads and is comparable to the MS33562 connection. The Type B connection (Figure 2) is a flanged tube with external locking lugs (Figure 3). The Type B connection has the same interface dimensional requirements as the Type A connection.
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AIRCRAFT GROUND AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE CONNECTION

1991-02-12
HISTORICAL
AS4262
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines interface configurations for the ground air conditioning service connection on commercial transport aircraft. In addition, it defines the clearances required to accommodate the connection of ground air conditioning hose couplings. Two types of service connections are included. The Type A connection (Figure 1) is a slotted ring with integral locking pads and is comparable to the MS33562 connection. The Type B connection (Figure 2) is a flanged tube with external locking lugs (Figure 3). The Type B connection has the same interface dimensional requirements as the Type A connection.
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Aircraft Ground Air Conditioning Service Connection

2012-12-05
CURRENT
AS4262B
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines interface configurations for the ground air conditioning service connection on commercial transport aircraft. In addition, it defines the clearances required to accommodate the connection of ground air conditioning hose couplings. Two types of service connections are included. The Type A connection (Figure 1) is a slotted ring with integral locking pads and is comparable to the MS33562 connection. The Type B connection (Figure 2) is a flanged tube with external locking lugs (Figure 3). The Type B connection has the same interface dimensional requirements as the Type A connection.
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Pictograms for Ground Support Equipment

1999-12-01
HISTORICAL
ARP1838A
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) specifies pictographic symbols for ground support equipment. They have been compiled for the benefit of those who deal with such equipment like airlines, airport authorities, manufacturers etc. in order to facilitate fast and accurate identification of controls, indicators, and decals of powered and unpowered equipment. This document shall promote standardization of terms for controls, indicators etc. of ground support equipment and eliminate language problems. It is recommended to put these pictograms on all future equipment and to retrofit all existing equipment as far as possible.
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Measurement of Exterior Sound Level of Specialized Aircraft Ground Support Equipment

1982-02-15
HISTORICAL
ARP1801
The scope of this recommended practice covers specialized internal combustion engine powered equipment used in the support of aircraft operations. The equipment may be self-propelled, truck mounted, trailer mounted, skid mounted or stationary. It does not include construction equipment or equipment designed primarily for operation on highways or within factories or building areas.
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