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Ground Support Equipment: Portable Ground Power Equipment, Aircraft Moving Equipment and Inspection Camera Systems

11 Fernacre Business Park,
Budds Lane,
SO51 0HA,
United Kingdom
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Red Box International has been manufacturing ground power equipment since 1993. Now based in a modern, purpose built factory in the south of England, it boasts a comprehensive range of ground power equipment in addition to a wide selection of ground support equipment including, aircraft tugs, aviation tools, tool control systems and aircraft lifting devices.

The Red Box philosophy is to provide the highest quality ground power and associated ground support products, at competitive prices. Its ground power equipment offers excellent power to weight ratio. The high quality components and excellent after sales support, ensure piece of mind when purchasing Red Box products. Red Box specialises in the manufacture of solid state GPU’s. In today’s world more and more organisations are opting for a solid state solution to their GPU requirements as this technology offers a green and virtually silent solution, whilst also offering a significant saving on servicing costs. It has also continually invested in product development. These policies have allowed Red Box to develop an enviable reputation for quality and a large and loyal customer base from all over the world. The Red Box GPU range has won plaudits in both the civilian and military markets, and it has been chosen on numerous occasions to provide bespoke power solutions to the UK military and associated equipment providers. The company holds ISO9001:2000 accreditation. The majority of Red Box products are NATO codified. The company’s extensive range of international distributors are able to offer its overseas customers local support and after sales care.

Battery start power for small to medium fixed and rotary wing aircraft

The RB range of battery start units offer a lightweight portable solution for starting small to medium sized fixed and rotary wing aircraft. From a unit the size of a brief case through to the more substantial but highly powerful RB85 and twin RB85 where maximum short circuit amps of 5200 can be achieved. This dependable range of products is in use with civilian, military and offshore installations all over the world.

The TC400 range of battery carts offers a high power output solution for starting large piston and turbine aircraft. These highly powerful starts carts can produce up to 10,400 short circuit amps.

14V / 28V DC power supplies. Units ranging from 25 amps to 300 amps.
Frequency converters, 115V / 200V, 400Hz power supplies with ratings from 1kVA to 120kVA.
12V, 24V and 28V hand-portable battery start packs with peak amps of up to 7,000A.
Transformer Rectifier Units (TRU) with up to 900 amps continuous and 3000 amps peak at 28V DC.
A wide selection of aviation tools and complete tool kits. Tool control cabinets with access control via a proximity reader.
Tugs range from a small battery operated system capable of moving aircraft up to 2.5 tonnes to the much larger systems capable of moving aircraft up to 16 tonnes.

Continuous DC power

Red Box has developed two ranges of continuous DC power supplies. The RBSC range is aimed at the military / high use MRO environment. This range has been designed to provide high quality DC power for crew training, avionic updates, maintenance tasks and weapons systems checks. The RBPS range offers a low cost, no frills solution to continuous power requirements. This range is aimed more at the private aircraft owner and low use MRO environment. Sizes range from 25 amps DC up to 300 amps DC at 14V and 28V, although specialist voltages are available.

Combination battery start and continuous power

The TC3000 range offers a portable solution for both start and continuous DC power requirements in one unit. The TC3000 range offer a variety of combinations of start and continuous power ratings that can be combined to suit any customers requirements.

Transformer rectifier units

The Red Box range of solid state TRU’s can be relied upon to perform under the most demanding conditions. Excellent power to weight ratio, ease of use, and virtual silent operation coupled with zero emissions and virtually no maintenance means the RBC5000 series will be a welcome and vital part of any modern MRO operation.

These units offer 28V DC at up to 900 amps continuous and 3000 amps peak.

Frequency converters

Red Box frequency converters are made to the very highest industry standards, and as such can be relied upon to offer many years of high quality service. The RBC6000 range has been engineered with true sine wave technology, allowing for minimal harmonic distortion. This means the user can rely on the unit to offer pure, clean power with no spikes in output. The software at the ‘front end’ is again made to the highest standards, coupled with easy operation, giving the user peace of mind in the total package and it’s performance parameters. Solid state technology means the unit operates at a maximum 55db (at 1m). Zero emissions and virtually no maintenance requirements mean the Red Box range of frequency converters are a real asset in any MRO facility or airport.

Aircraft moving equipment (TUG)

The aircraft tugs range from its small battery operated system is capable of moving aircraft of up to 2.5 tonnes to the much larger petrol tugs capable of moving aircraft of up to 16 tonnes.

Tools and tool control systems

These kits are stocked with high quality Bahco hand tools and come in a synthetic hardcover case embedded in special manufactured duo colour hard foam layers for fast, secure and efficient tool control. The kits can be supplied as seen or bespoke kits can be designed around the customers needs. Red Box also manufactures and supplies high quality tool control cabinets with access control via a proximity reader.

Inspection camera system

Snake Cam is a remarkable, high quality, visual inspection tool. Used by police, fire and rescue, military, councils, bridge inspectors and surveyors worldwide. Snake Cam has been proven time and time again to be an invaluable tool. Utilising a hand held 12.7cm full colour screen, miniature LED camera, and numerous attachments between the camera and the monitor including extendable poles from 0.8m to 7.8m, flexible stay-put poles, and long extension cables. Snake Cam is one of the most versatile visual inspection tools available today. Snake Cam 3 now has an inbuilt audio and image capture system.

Equipment hire, rental and lease

Red Box International is a world-leading manufacturer of lightweight portable DC GPU’s, 28V DC TRU’s and 400Hz frequency converters. This allows it to keep a stock of these items on standby for hire purposes. Whether you need a GPU for a static park at an air show or have increased demand at a maintenance centre, Red Box has a range of GPU’s to suit your needs. Avionics updates, maintenance work, systems checks, crew training and aircraft starting are all tasks that can be completed with a silent running and environmentally friendly GPU from Red Box International.

Press Releases

  • Red Box Attends HAI Heli-Expo

    We attended this year's HAI Heli-Expo at the Anaheim Exhibition Center in California from 24 to 27 Feb, 2014. We shared a stand with our longest-serving distributor, Heli-Mart, based in Costa-Mesa, CA, who we have worked with for the past 15 years. The event was a resounding success, and gave us a chance to catch up with our distributors and partners from the US, Italy, Japan, Indonesia, India, the Netherlands, and the UK.

  • Red Box Attends Singapore Air Show 2014

    Red Box distributor PT Tunas Nusa Raya exhibited at this year's Singapore Air Show, and invited their current and prospective customers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Korea and Japan.

  • Red Box International Ltd Enters its 20th Year

    Red Box International has been manufacturing Ground Power equipment since 1994. Started by Allan Ross in a small workshop at his home, it has established itself as the go-to manufacturer of high-quality solid-state GPU's.

  • Red Box at INDO Defence

    The 2012 INDO Defence Expo & Forum took place in JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia from 7-10 November 2012. The event hosted 500 exhibitors from 40 countries and 20,000 delegates and trade visitors, which made for a fantastic event.

  • Eurocopter Rely on Red Box Ground Support at Helitech 2011

    Red Box is proud to have provided essential ground support services to Eurocopter at Helitech 2011, Duxford, UK. Eurocopter ran a series of maintenance demonstrations on a former Suffolk Air Operations Unit EC135 at the show and used a Red Box tool solution kit that has been specifically designed for use on Eurocopter as it incorporates both imperial and metric bahco hand tools.

  • Red Box Chosen by Global Supply Systems

    Due to its expanding fleet of 747-8 freighters, Global Supply Systems has appointed Red Box International as its preferred supplier of hand tool solution kits for maintenance personnel. Red Box International supplies a range of tool solution kits. These high quality kits, stocked with B

  • Red Box Powers Helitech Static Display by Battery Alone

    Red Box International were delighted when they were offered the chance to power the static aircraft during Helitech 2009 at the Duxford Imperial War Museum. At first it seemed like a simple task: supply each aircraft with a 100A power supply, run power from the mains and the units will run all da

  • A Show of Power by Red Box International

    Red Box International will be supplying the ground power for three more aviation shows in 2009. This year they will be supporting Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany 2–5 April, EUR-AVIA in France 30 April–2 May and Helitech in the UK 22–24 September, in addition to supplying all the ground power at A

  • Red Box add the Aircraft Toweasy to their range

    The Aircraft Toweasy is the latest product in the ever expanding Red Box range. The Toweasy is for use on almost all light aircraft, it enables one operator to easily manoeuvre there aircraft across all surfaces. The Aircraft Toweasy is small, effective and comfortably fits into the ra

  • Piper Become a Distributor for Red Box International Products

    Red Box International portable power products will now be available from Piper Parts. The roll out will begin with CSP Aircraft Parts, Piper parts UK on the 1st September 2007. We at Red Box International are delighted to be working with CSP Aircraft Parts as our new distributor. Helpi

  • The New Switchable 14/28v, Continuous DC Power Supply

    RED BOX INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCES THE RBSC14/28 RANGE Red Box International always strives to listen and react to its customers needs. Time and time again, Red Box International have been asked to produce a unit that can supply 50A, 100A, 150A, or 200A high quality DC both in 28V

  • Red Box to Offer 'Take Away Today' Deals at AeroExpo 2007

    AeroExpo is the international event for general and light aviation. It takes place between the 8th and 10th of June, 2007 in Wycombe Air Park. Red Box International will be offering unbeatable 'take away today' deals on their smallest hand-portable start packs at the AeroExpo show.

  • Red Boxs' Continued Success with the MOD

    The Ministry Of Defence have just taken delivery of the second batch of the Red Box RBSC150, 150A continuous DC power supplies. They are being used to power their latest communication equipment so it was imperative that the units were of the highest build quality combined with reliability. This i

  • Red Box RBSC High Rate Aviation 28VDC Portable Power Supply

    Red Box International is proud to announce a new addition to its range of portable power supply units, for use with aircraft and military installations. The RBSC range comprises four units with outputs of 50A, 100A, 150A or 200A all at 28VDC. These power supplies have been designed w


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11 Fernacre Business Park
Budds Lane
SO51 0HA
United Kingdom

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