About Mercury GSE

Mercury GSE is among the most experienced and fastest-growing Ground Support Equipment provider in the aviation industry. For over 46 years Mercury has been providing top-tier GSE rentals, leasing, sales and support to cargo, ground handling providers and airlines all over the globe. Based strategically near Los Angeles International Airport (K-LAX) and equipped with a state-of-the-art maintenance and production facility, Mercury GSE has the resources and equipment needed to support your aircraft on the ground. Mercury is committed to providing your organization with the highest standard in equipment quality, unrivaled customer service and maintenance support. Mercury’s services will equip your company with the equipment and team necessary to ensure your ground operations run successfully and uninterrupted. Call Mercury today to put us to work for you.


Mercury was founded at LAX by Seymour Kahn and former Flying Tigers as an aircraft refueling and ground handling servicer.

The Ground Support Equipment division was created, diversifying Mercury's business.

Ron Speigel purchased the Ground Services Equipment (GSE) division of Mercury and Mercury Air was sold.

Cembrus Capital was hired for outsourced CFO services and Merchant Banking Consultation.

Cembrus Capital purchased outstanding shares of Mercury GSE from Spiegel

New management team leads Mercury GSE forward.

Completion of the new state-of-the-art rebuilding facility.

DFW Expansion to open.

Flying Tiger | Mercury GSE

In 1948 Mercury was formed by ex Flying Tigers personnel to refuel and service aircraft at LAX.

The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), The aircraft were to fly with Chinese colors but be under American control. The mission was to bomb Japan and defend China but many delays meant they flew in combat after the US and Japan declared war.

AVG pilots earned official credit and received combat bonuses for destroying 296 enemy aircraft, while losing only 14 pilots in combat. The combat records of the AVG still exist and researchers have found them credible.

New State-of-the-art Facility

35000 square foot service and refurbishment facility with 24 foot clear height, situated on 2.5 acres of land with yard storage

10 rebuild bays with 5 ton crane system

Mercury GSE Facility


  • We lead on quality results, not price
  • Focused on Quality over Quantity
  • Focused on Responsiveness
  • Focused on Reliability
  • Preferred Customer Program with guaranteed ready alert equipment in certain geographies
  • Rebuilding and Re-engineering that produces better than new ground support equipment

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