Lightweight Ground Support Equipment (GSE)

Compact Aircraft Support Cart (CASC)

Compact Aircraft Support Cart (CASC)
CASC with transporter.

The unit has three primary distribution capabilities: Bleed Air, AC and DC Power. CASC also has civilian, non-military capabilities for helicopters. The CASC is indeed compact, with a footprint of approximately 2'H x 2'W x 4'L. Several units have been sold domestically to government customers and internationally through foreign military sales and direct commercial sales.

  • Aircraft power-on capabilities
  • 115VAC at 400Hz
  • 28V DC up to 800 Amp
  • “Huffer” Air-Start

Product Highlights

Logistics Support

By utilizing common, logistically supported – National Stock Numbers (NSNs) - aircraft parts, the CASC unit provides maximum logistics commonality with rotary aircraft in the U.S. Military Inventory.

Convenience and Simplicity

The CASC unit measures approximately 2'H x 2'W x 4'L and is completely detachable from its secured transporter. Weighing approximately 500 lbs. and designed with integrated lifting handles, the CASC can be easily transported to and from a HUMVEE or rotary aircraft and back to its transporter with only four people.

Multi-mission Support

The simplicity of operation, reduced maintenance, and maximum portability make CASC the perfect support equipment for any mission platform:

  • Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART)
  • Medical evacuation
  • Firefighting
  • Resupply
  • Reconnaissance

Proven Performance

Previously deployed with Special Operation Units, the CASC unit has been connected to, provided AC and DC ground power to, and started the following helicopters:

  • APACHE at Ft. Eustis, VA
  • HH60 at NAS Norfolk, VA
  • MH60, Task Force, Campbell, KY
  • S-92, Sikorsky Corp.
  • VH-71 Presidential Helicopter

Aircraft Oxygen Servicing Carts (O2 Carts)

Aircraft Oxygen Servicing Carts (O2 Carts)
Aircraft Oxygen Servicing Cart.

Selected as the prime contractor, Epsilon Systems assisted in design and took the lead role in assembly and testing of 246 Aircraft Oxygen Servicing Carts in support of NAVAIR between 2005-2007. The carts are three-wheeled trailer mounted units designed for use at U.S. Navy and Marine Corps facilities ashore and afloat to replenish aircraft gaseous oxygen systems, emergency oxygen systems and bailout bottles and seat pans.