JLC Group

Airport GPU Supply and Support Services & Automated Entry Systems

JLC Group are regular suppliers to London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London City Airport, plus many other regional airports. The company has recently stared taking orders from countries outside the UK, taking up contracts for Lisbon Airport and Lelystad Airport. JLC Group primarily splits its operations into two categories.

JLC Aviation Ground Power

JLC provides a comprehensive supply and support service for operators of fixed and mobile aviation ground power units (GPUs). Experienced and knowledgeable engineers can help ensure your GPU equipment is maintained at peak performance. JLC Group is the official UK servicing agent for GPU provider ITW GSE, of which we work closely with on a range of projects. In addition, JLC provides support services to other key GPU manufacturers, including Hobart and AxA.

The company has also worked with airport engineers to design a brand-new cable carrying crocodile which is built to withstand everyday harsh use in the airside environment. Not only does the crocodile last longer, but its unique design ensures the safety of its operators with improved wire housings.

JLC Group has contracts with some of the UKs largest airports including London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London City, Birmingham and Glasgow Airports. The company’s growing list of prestigious clients also includes the London Airports of Heathrow and London City for fixed electrical ground power services and British Airways and the TCR Group for mobile electrical ground power services.

JLC also provides Bespoke system solutions both Airside and Land side.

JLC Automated Access Control

JLC Group is a specialist supplier and installer of automation systems, working all over the UK providing and installing the best automation equipment from suppliers around the world.

The company offers the Manusa range of anti-walk back security systems, access control gates and barriers, plus has the ability to bespoke design automated systems for airport terminals and operations buildings.

JLC is a preferred supplier to Gatwick Airport and is contracted to service, maintain and repair all of the airport’s automatic doors. The company was named Supplier of the Year to London Gatwick in 2014 and received its EBITDA award for cost reduction initiatives in 2015.

For details of the JLC Group companies, please visit our website.

Company Profile

  • Ground Support Equipment – A One Stop Shop

    JLC is proud to provide a full solution of Ground support equipment (GSE). Our ‘one stop shop’ provides the airside environment with world-class ground power units, premium quality 400Hz cabling, and reliable cable carrying crocodile that are built to last.

    Fixed Ground Power

    We work closely with GPU manufacturer ITW GSE to provide the best possible solution to aircraft ground power. ITW GSE has a comprehensive knowledge of controlling and optimizing 400 Hz units and are the trusted GPU provider to a vast number of airports, both in the UK and internationally. These units offer unrivalled reliability and safety, while ensuring the airport runs smoothly with its fast installation and quick maintenance.

    Ground power cables and cable carriers

    JLC has consulted with airside operations engineers to manufacture and produce a safe, robust cable-carrier that is designed to meet the needs of the crews that operate them. Our cable carrier integrates ‘knuckles’ into its design to ensure the protection of the high voltage cables during periods of movement, therefore providing the cable with a longer lifespan. The cable basket itself is built to withstand both environmental threats and negligence of use, and all areas of the structure are designed to perform under pressure.

    The JLC FEGP (fixed electrical ground power) cables have been designed to be more robust and durable than other aviation cables currently available. They are ideal for use on ground power cable carriers (crocodiles) retaining high flexibility even under the influence of ozone, light, oxygen, protective gases, oil and petrol.

    Servicing and Maintenance  

    JLC Aviation provides a comprehensive range of ground power unit servicing and maintenance packages for all types of GPU equipment, ensuring the equipment is always operating reliably, efficiently and safely. Our maintenance programmes include inspection, repair and remedial work, plus the provision of replacement cables, connectors and spare parts. To minimise the downtime in operation, a GPU service can be carried out on-site by JLC’s experienced and fully trained team of service engineers.

    Benefits of Working with JLC Group on the airside include:

    • Over 60 years’ experience in airside GSE manufacture and maintenance.
    • A trusted supplier at many UK Airports, including Gatwick, Heathrow and Glasgow.
    • The UK’s official servicing agent for the worlds leading GPU supplier, ITW GSE.
    • A focus on the quality of our products and the safety of airside operators.
    • An aim to service and repair in a timely fashion, no matter the fault.
  • Automated Access Control – For all areas of the Airport

    JLC’s Land side operations supply, install and maintain automated entrance systems, including doors, barriers and gates, that offer ease of use and access control, without compromising security. Please find below a full list of our automatic entrance solutions.

    One-Way Security Corridors

    Working with our partner Manusa, JLC Group offers the Touran range of one-way security corridors (also known as anti-walk back systems). These automated systems are specifically designed to only allow one-way pedestrian access or egress, particularly to secure areas, such as those at airport, and removes the need for a security officer in these areas.

    The Touran operates using two sets of interlocking doors that open automatically in the direction of traffic, allowing movement one way but not the other. In the event of a stationary item or movement in the wrong direction, sensors are able to alert a controlling officer and close the door, preventing unauthorised movement.

    Along with installation, JLC Group also provides the maintenance of these door systems. Anti-walk back corridors have become an essential security system in many areas of the airport, and we are proud to be Manusa’s official supplier in the UK.

    Access Control and boarding gates

    To compliment the Touran, JLC Group supply, install and maintain Manusa express access control gates and Slim Gates throughout the UK. Manusa have also recently unveiled their own automatic boarding gate system, which features passport recognition, which JLC Group will be installing in the UK.

  • Blast Resistant Sliding Door Systems

    Our blast-enhanced sliding door system combines the key properties required for blast protection with aesthetically pleasing and spacious design of any entrance door system, allowing for high levels of blast protection whilst maintaining the appearance of the building entrance or facade.

    In line with the ever growing international demand for blast enhanced products, the detailed design of our blast enhanced sliding doors meet blast-mitigating standards in new and improved ways.

    Key Advantages of the system properties are:

    • Extremely robust design optimises operational reliability,
    • Door system still meets all BS EN 16005 safety regulations,
    • Largest sliding door system tested to ISO 16933 EXV25 blast classification,
    • Purpose designed retaining sections to increase structural integrity,
    • Various design choices & technical options available.
    • Doors able to be manually operated with ease following a blast – allowing for emergency services to enter and/or peoples to avoid being trapped.

    Tested to highly demanding requirements

    Our product development and testing is carried out in accordance with the most demanding standards.

    The EXV25 / 100Kg TNT blast is designed to replicate a car bomb with a peak reflected pressure of 80kPa. You can gauge the magnitude of the blast in our video from the test.

    Our design also includes additional features to aid in ensuring life and property remains sufficiently protected.

    Large High Performance Entrances

    Combining enhanced robust sliding door operators with a highly reinforced aluminium door system, our unique design allows for maximum clear opening sizes beyond the capacity of any other comparable system. Additionally the increased weight of the enhanced door system does not hamper the efficiency or reliability of the operator. View the real-time performance of our door system.

    Door Performance

    The design specification and practical build of the sliding door systems means that when subject to a blast, the entire profile has a large amount of flex preventing the fracture of glass and warping of the profile. The full performance of the door system can be seen in 2000 fps.


Cable Carrying Crocodile

JLC has consulted with airside operations engineers to manufacture and produce a safe, robust cable-carrier that is designed to meet the needs of the crews that operate them. JLC’s Unique Design Our cable carrier integrates ‘knuckles’ into its …

Blast Resistant sliding door system

Our blast-enhanced sliding door system combines the key properties required for blast protection with aesthetically pleasing and spacious design of any entrance door system, allowing for high levels of blast protection whilst maintaining the appearance …

Passenger Flow management systems

Working with our partner Manusa, JLC Group provide a range of passenger flow management solutions. One-Way Security Corridors JLC Group offers the Touran range of one-way security corridors(also known as anti-walk back systems). These automated systems are specifically …


JLC Group
5 Satellite Village
Fleming Way
West Sussex
United Kingdom
RH10 9NE
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