Aircraft Ground Support Equipment



Canopy Sling Install    


Customised products to support the manufacture, repair and maintenance of aircraft.

Our diverse product range includes:

  • Docking stations
  • Mobile deployable and hangar work stands
  • Airframe structural testing rigs
  • Aircraft jacks testing rigs
  • Lifting sling assemblies
  • Lifting and handling systems
  • Specialised storage and transport shipping containers
  • Specialised trailers and dollies
  • Tool boards and mobile cupboards
  • Component trolleys
  • Tools and fixtures
  • Deployable Ground Stations for Communications, Command and Control operations  









Customised to support the manufacture, repair and maintenance of the F-35 JSF aircraft. Used worldwide by all partner countries in a wide range of operational environments and conditions.

The LGHS facilitates the installation and removal of the F-35 JSF aircraft’s landing gear, and is capable of precise adjustment in all 3 axes (X, Y and Z), translation and rotation.

The LGHS consists of a jack assembly and a set of 6 adaptors that hold the landing gear. The adaptors are tailored to suit the nose and main landing gear of all 3 aircraft variants, conventional take-off and landing (COTL), short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) and carrier variant (CV).

Highly skilled and experienced, Varley Group has been a preferred supplier of world-class quality products for the Defence industry since its establishment in the early 1980s. Varley provide customers with an unrivalled and comprehensive range of customised products and system solutions that are engineered, manufactured and tested to military and commercial specifications.