EN 12312-7:2020

Aircraft ground support equipment - Specific requirements - Part 7: Aircraft movement equipment

Publication date:   Dec 21, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 14, 2020


CEN/TC 274 Aircraft ground support equipment

European Norm

49.100   Ground service and maintenance equipment



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This document specifies the technical requirements to minimize the hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during the commissioning, operation and maintenance of aircraft movement equipment when used as intended, including misuse reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer, when carried out in accordance with the specifications given by the manufacturer or his authorized representative. It also takes into account some performance requirements recognized as essential by authorities, aircraft and ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturers as well as airlines and handling agencies.
This document applies to:
- aircraft tractors with driver accommodation,
- remote controlled aircraft movement equipment, and
- attachment devices
used for all operations utilizing aircraft movement equipment, e.g.:
- push back, and
- maintenance towing.
This document does not apply to:
- ground power installations on aircraft tractors,
- fixed ramp integrated systems,
- special towing equipment (e.g. for recovery),
- dispatch towing tractors, or
- tractors with a standing driver.
This document deals with vibrations and noise which are considered as significant hazards. Vibration measurements are dealt with in EN 1915 3:2004+A1:2009. Noise measurements and reduction are dealt with in EN 1915 4:2004+A1:2009.
This document does not deal with hazards in respect to a standard automotive chassis or from hazards arising from potential interaction with other vehicles on the apron.
This part of EN 12312 is not applicable to aircraft movement equipment manufactured before the date of its publication.
This part of EN 12312 is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 1915 1:2013, EN 1915 2:2001+A1:2009, EN 1915 3:2004+A1:2009 (for vehicles) and EN 1915 4:2004+A1:2009.
This part of EN 12312 when used in conjunction with EN 1915 1:2013, EN 1915 2:2001+A1:2009, EN 1915 3:2004+A1:2009 and EN 1915 4:2004+A1:2009 provides the requirements for aircraft movement equipment.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)


Life cycle


EN 12312-7:2005+A1:2009


EN 12312-7:2020
60.60 Standard published
Oct 14, 2020