Welcome to Airside

Airside Airport Equipment and Thorough Examinations Ltd is a privately owned company and was formed in 2003 by GSE industry professionals who had previously worked in companies such as EDGHILL, ADE-HML, DAHMS, NORQUIP etc presenting over 100 years of experience in GSE design and manufacture.

The company takes pride in its range of core products manufactured to a high standard of quality together with superbly finished refurbished units. Aftersales is paramount coupled with a comprehensive spares availability for all types of ground support equipment.

Airside Airport Equipment and Thorough Examinations Ltd as a premier manufacturer/provider of ground support equipment has agreements to sell Ground Support Equipment for partner companies to enhance its core product range.

 

Our Senior Team

Mike Cardy – Managing Director -

Mike Cardy is the Managing Director and owner of Airside Airport Equipment and Thorough Examinations LTD. He has been a designer of Airport Ground Support Equipment(GSE) since he left school Read More >

Mike Cardy is the Managing Director and owner of Airside Airport Equipment and Thorough Examinations LTD. He has been a designer of Airport Ground Support Equipment(GSE) since he left school and trained as an apprentice design draughtsman with Edghill Equipment culminating in promotion to Chief Designer at the age of 26 and Technical Director at 30. He has a vast knowledge of most types of GSE having worked on many varied projects and been involved with many BSI / CEN equipment committees.

After leaving EDGHILL in 1987 he spent a brief period in the electric fork lift and tractor industry as engineering manager before returning back to AUTO DIESEL EDGHILL in 1991 as Technical Director updating the range of GSE.

In 1994 he was appointed General Manager leading to Managing Director in 1995. Unfortunately the company was fragmented and sold in 1998 and Mike joined MALLAGHAN to design a wide range of GSE. He was the offered a position with NORQUIP as Director of GSE and again designed a successful range of GSE.

NORQUIP were a casualty of 9 / 11 in 2001 and Mike decided to start his own company. Mike has always enjoyed the industry due to its variety and innovative engineering.