DHSL GSE – Airport GSE Specialists

Airport GSE Specialists

DHSL GSE – Airport GSE Specialists

Aircraft De-icer Specialists

DHSL supply, maintain and manufacture specialist parts for de-icer trucks and machinery across the UK. Making us one of the number 1 Airport GSE Specialists. Aircraft de-icing not only removes snow and ice but also protects the aircraft’s critical areas, including the wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizer. These areas must be free of contaminants for safe and efficient operation. A build up of ice or snow on these surfaces not only adds extra weight but most importantly, it also disrupts the flow of air. It can also disrupt the movement of the wings’ flaps and ailerons. De-icing is a highly methodical operation, from the wing’s leading edge to the trailing edge, beginning at the wingtip and working back toward the fuselage. The same is done to the horizontal stabilizers. The tail is de-iced front to back, starting at the top and down to the base. DHSL are leading UK aircraft de-icing experts.

GSE Maintenance

DHSL’s highly qualified service engineers have a wide range of experience covering all types of airport GSE and the company has airside passes for a number of UK airports. We work hard to become the top in Airport GSE Specialists Working around the UK, our services include:

  • Certified Fluid Calibrations
  • Certified Fire System Suppression Testing
  • Breakdown Troubleshooting
  • Quality Inspections
  • Airport GSE Specialists
  • Equipment Training
  • Independent Accident Reports
  • On-site Repairs and Modifications
  • Heater Cleans and Inspections
  • LOLER and Load Testing
  • Ultrasonic Pin Testing


At their dedicated, well equipped workshops, DHSL manufacture Airport GSE Specialists components and machinery, including:

  • Custom-built aircraft de-icer heaters
  • Stainless steel coiled heater units ranging from 1 million to 4.5 million BTU
  • After-market snow blower units – to be added to existing de-icer units
  • Tow-Blok® – DHSL’s solution to GPU cable damage
  • The Busters – ACD System’s defrosting and mobile signage solutions.

The company’s skilled engineers and mechanics can carry out refurbishments and modifications, for a wide variety of GSE equipment.DHSL’s team also develop bespoke equipment, both independently and in partnership with some of aviation’s leading names, meeting specific industry requirements and providing far-reaching mechanical GSE solutions. All of our equipment makes us the top Airport GSE Specialists.

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