PushbackSim™ Ground Support Equipment Simulator

Safe and effective training for ground handling crews with zero risk to personnel or equipment.
PushbackSim Ground Support Equipment Training Simulator

Best-in-class simulation-based training system for ground handling crews.

Hands-on experience ensures skill development and familiarity before you even step inside a real tractor

75% of operators surveyed feel “safer” or “much safer” after simulation training

40% reduction in the learning curve

Training experts agree that training with simulation is four times faster so you can put more of your crew through training or increase their practice time

Driving Simulator Benefits

Simulation training allows practice of critical decision-making skills and reinforces positive decision making, situation and spacial awareness in a realistic, risk-free environment.

Practical Training

Enhances initial driver training, periodic training and driver assessments allowing you to conduct practical real world training, on different terrains and for different road and atmospheric conditions.

Reduce Crash Rates

Our customers have significantly reduced preventable incidents and the severity of the damage.

Optimize Training Time

Onboard and familiarize entry-level and experienced operators in a virtual classroom setting.

Reduces Equipment Costs

Minimize maintenance and damage to ground support equipment. Training on the simulator keeps your vehicles on the road and earning revenue.

Improve Ramp Agent Retention

Complete, consistent, objective feedback on performance gives drivers the skills and confidence to drive more safely and more efficiently.

Flexible Delivery Options

Include fixed site installation in a building or fully mobile training unit in a trailer or truck. Trailer options available to outfit in a mobile driver training unit complete with on-site classroom and instructors.


Simulator Features

  • Replicates the complex task of pushing and towing aircraft; requires less equipment; and can reduce time to proficiency.
  • New operators can gain the basic and advanced skills they’ll need to be safe, efficient and prepared on the job, while experienced operators can demonstrate and hone their abilities.
  • Unlike conventional training, the simulator lets users repeat training scenarios as often as required without risking aircraft or equipment damage.
  • Multiple pushback vehicles, aircraft and locations are available to train.
  • Customized databases can replicate airport or gate layout allow; immediate assessment reports help an instructor spot bad habits; and drivers can communicate with instructors via headset.

Visual System

  • High resolution visual display system with 4K-Ready LED LCD displays
  • A sharp and visually accurate 180° field-of-view creates an immersive driving environment
  • State-of-the-art simulation software delivers sharp visuals to enhance learning objectives.
  • Enhanced graphics engine capability enables population of more vehicles and objects per scenario.
Modern, Realistic

GSE Design

  • Users can choose from a variety of predefined vehicle configurations using different combinations of tractor, trailer, engine, transmission, axle, etc.
  • Force-loaded steering provides real-time feedback to augment muscle memory in situations such as a tire blowing, hitting the curb or sloshing liquid loads.
  • Commercial vehicle cab creates a realistic learning environment that includes a driving seat, steering wheel, brake, clutch and accelerator pedals to enhance realism and achieve better retention.
  • Realistic commercial vehicle transmission
  • Realistic vehicle dynamics including 21 DOF vehicle model

What Are My Purchase Options?

Choose the right training solution option that works for your budget and needs.


You train your drivers
  • You own the simulator
  • Manage your own program
  • Add your our own curriculum
  • Sample training scenarios
  • Fixed Site or Mobile Ready
  • Purchase or Lease Option
  • Add-On: Online Training Access
  • Add-On: RITE-Train Engine
  • Add-On: Upgrades & Sim Options


We help you train your drivers
  • You own the simulator
  • Manage your own program and content or
  • Subscribe to select L-3 training content
  • Subscribe to select training scenarios
  • Access to Training Advisor expertise
  • Fixed Site or Mobile Ready
  • Purchase or Lease Option
  • Add-On: Online Training Access
  • Add-On: RITE-Train Engine
  • Add-On: Upgrades & Sim Options


We Train Your Drivers
  • Zero investment required
  • Access to latest hardware and software
  • Full catalog of training content
  • Pre-built Training scenarios
  • Includes L-3 Certified Instructors
  • Includes Complete Mobile Training Center
  • Includes Online Training Access
  • Includes RITE-Train Engine
  • Weekly Subscription Plan