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JBT Corporation
70 West Madison, Suite 4400
IL 60602
Tel.: +1 407 851 3377
Fax: +1 407 850 2839
Email: [email protected]
CEO: Thomas Giacomini
President JBT AeroTech: David Burdakin

The JBT AeroTech offering: Ground-support equipment for cargo loading, aircraft deicing and aircraft towing Gate equipment for passenger boarding, on the ground aircraft power and cooling Airport services for maintenance of airport equipment, systems and facilities Military equipment for cargo loading, aircraft towing and on-the-ground aircraft cooling Automatic guided vehicles (AGV) for material handling in the automotive, printing, food & beverage, manufacturing, warehouse, and hospital industries.

JBT Ground Support Equipment:
Unique products reflecting the innovative spirit of our founder John Bean were first introduced to the GSE industry in 1960, when the FMC John Bean Division developed the UBL container loading system to service Boeing 707 and 727 passenger aircraft.   The UBL system included an elevating container loader, aluminum containers, container dollies and an onboard aircraft tracking system that could be installed or removed in less than 30 minutes. 

The UBS loader was the first of many innovative JBT AeroTech products that have had a big impact on aircraft ground servicing operations including: 

  • The custom chassis, LA-1000 deicer, the first deicer to spray hot deicing fluid on aircraft surfaces.
  • The efficient JCL-1 loader, introduced with the Boeing 747.
  • The reliable, robust MDL-60, the first wide body aircraft main deck loader.
  • The totally modular Commander loader introduced the HeliRoll® convey system, swing out power module and powered bridge wings. 
  • The AirFirst™ forced air deicing system reducing glycol use by up to 70%.   
  • The Tempest deicer with its purpose built chassis providing the most efficient and safest solution for aircraft deicing.  
  • The Aircraft Proximity Detection system reducing the potential for loader operator’s damaging aircraft.

JBT AeroTech’s innovative products, with their unique designs and revolutionary operating features, have provided the global aviation industry with more efficient and safer aircraft servicing operations for over 50 years.

The Ground Support Equipment range includes: 

  • Cargo loaders & transporters
  • Conmventional tractors
  • Tempest deicers
  • Expediter towbarless tractors
  • Passenger steps
  • JBT Gate Equipment:
    The JBT AeroTech, Jetway Systems® integrated equipment includes:

    You can ask for parts, technical support, and service for a broad range of gate-related products with a single click.  Let our expertise provide you with the utmost in cost-efficient solutions for your gate operations.