Failure is never an option. Always choose START PAC®!

The world’s leading manufacturer of portable starting units, power supplies
& ground power units for Aircraft, Locomotive, Military & Heavy Machinery


Failure is never an option. Always choose START PAC®!

The world’s leading manufacturer of portable starting units, power supplies
& ground power units for Aircraft, Locomotive, Military & Heavy Machinery

The world’s leading manufacturer of starting power units, portable power supplies - talk to us about Start Packs
Aircraft power supplies and GPUs


Aircraft power supplies and GPUs


Locomotive jump starting power supplies and GPUs


Military Aircraft and Tank jump Starting power supplies and GPUs


Construction jump start batteries power supplies and GPUs


jump start batteries for large haulage trucks lorries



Our Core Product Range

START PAC is a family-owned, American company based in Las Vegas. Since 1997, the START PAC team has led the way in manufacturing and supplying the world’s most efficient, robust and cost effective range of portable and mobile ground power units and battery packs for jump starting aircraft – business jets and helicopters – or any type of electrically started heavy duty engine.

START PAC®: Manufacturers of Ground Power Units, Portable Starting Units and Power Supplies

Our primary goal at START PAC has always been the production of reliable, efficient and long-lasting, American-made ground power units, lightweight starting units for portable power and portable power supplies. We continue to lead the way in using the newest and safest technology available.

The START PAC product catalog includes patented, state-of-the-art portable starting units, ground power units and power supplies. Our portable starting units include compact starting units powered by lithium batteries, as well as lead acid batteries.

Need a portable lithium ion starting unit? Not a problem. START PAC can provide you with powerful portable lithium starting units featuring twin battery packs. Our cutting-edge ground power units include the self-propelled GREEN GPU, locomotive units and units designed for starting any electrically started turbine or piston engine.

Our power supplies are second to none. START PAC manufactures efficient power supplies including 12 volt, 14 volt power supply units, 24 volt, and 28 volt power supply units designed to power up electrical systems.

Family Owned Business with a Global Support Network

In addition to providing our customers with superior products, we offer equally superior customer support. We enjoy sharing our extensive knowledge with you; this is why we offer informative online tutorials on a wide range of subjects, from portable power pack units to voltmeters and much, much more.

It’s a fact that the entire team at START PAC is willing and available to answer all of your portable power supply questions, including providing you with well-informed product recommendations. Maybe you have a question about your order or billing statement? Our talented sales and marketing team is also standing by to assist you.

Whether you need to find the right Ground Power Unit for your aircraft, or require assistance with your online order, contact START PAC today and enjoy our highly professional, highly personalized customer service.

Superior Support

The START PAC team are an in-house group of highly trained experts with over 60 years of experience.

ISO9001 Certified

Our ISO 9001 certification is proof that we meet customers' needs within statutory and regulatory requirements.

Trusted Globally

Our products are trusted by private & commercial aviation, military, law enforcement, rail, construction and more.

Made in the USA

Founded in 1997 and family-owned, our products are proudly designed and manufactured in the USA.

Global Network

Our international dealership network ensures that you will always have access to localized support and fast delivery.

Unparalleled Quality

Our Ground Power Units, Starting Batteries and Power Supplies go through stringent testing and quality control throughout all stages of production.

Clean Power

Utilizing the latest in patented technology, our heavy duty power supplies are field tested to withstand environments where other units would fail.

Quality Assurance

One year warranty, end to end quality control, a global dealership network combined with unparalleled customer support.

Trusted Partners

START PAC products are trusted by Aviation, Law Enforcement, Government and Military, Agriculture, Locomotive and numerous private sector industries across the globe. Proud of the company we keep, our business has been built on a solid network of trusted partners and suppliers enabling START PAC to remain at the very forefront of portable starting units, ground power units and power supply technology.

START PAC News & Case Studies

Empowering Women in Aviation and Promoting Diversity

Over the past 15 years, the number of women in aviation has plateaued. Across all aspects of aviation women currently only make up a fraction of the workforce – between 2% in mechanic roles to just over 16% in air traffic control. So, why is this, and what can we do about it? A-WING (Aviation Women Inspiring the Next Generation) is a non-profit organization working to raise awareness of the challenges faced by women in aviation, and to encourage the industry to take action. With the aviation industry still facing a shortage of skilled workers, there is no time like the present to embrace more diversity in aviation and inspire the next generation of aviation professionals. Breaking the Barriers In 2022 the FAA Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB) outlined 55 recommendations to address the issue of why women tend to steer away from aviation. The barriers are across recruitment, […]

START PAC® Launch “Green Machine”, Its New Environmentally Friendly Ground Unit!

START PAC®, the world leader in ground power units has designed the Green Machine (patent pending), a unique modular battery-powered ground power unit to replace diesel- and gas-powered units. The new Green Machine has been launched with the aim of replacing diesel power units (GPU), whilst providing the same service to create a greener working environment. This GPU is entirely battery-powered and does not require an internal combustion engine for power.  The majority of non-transport aircraft operate on the 24-volt direct current system (VDC). These aircraft need to be powered up for ground-based operations and their onboard batteries are inadequate, therefore there is a need for an external power supply source from a ground power unit. Currently, most GPUs are powered with diesel engines, which are loud, environment-polluting, expensive to run and maintain. To address this problem, airports worldwide are requiring diesel- and gas-powered units to be replaced with battery-powered […]

What the First Dash 8 Hydrogen-Electric Flight Means for Aviation

The aviation industry is taking another big step towards sustainable air travel with the successful test flight of Universal’s hydrogen-electric system on a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300, nicknamed Lightning McClean.

Hydrogen fuel cells are a pivotal advancement for electrical power flight. As the technology is developed further, larger aircraft and longer flights could be electrically powered. This trailblazing trial marks a critical juncture, as the aviation sector strives for sustainable air travel.

Flight Operations in Antarctica: One of the World’s Most Challenging Environments

Operating flights in Antarctica is unlike most other places on Earth. Logistics are hampered by extreme cold, wind, and limited infrastructure. However, with careful planning and execution, these trials can be conquered.

Whether flights are to transport scientists and supplies to scientific bases, or charter tourism flights, they all operate in an extreme environment. In this article, we look at a few of the challenges and how operating flights in this environment is different.

Dallas Executive Airport Crash – Loss Felt Throughout the Industry

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families of the victims from and those who witnessed the tragic aviation accident at the Dallas Executive Airport on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The aviation community, while vast and global is also tightly knit and accidents such as these send a shock throughout the industry. Eve Storm, START PAC President & CEO

European Rotors 2022

Team START PAC are at the European Rotors event in Koelnmesse Convention Centre North, hall 8, in Cologne, Germany. After a successful debut in 2021, European Rotors are back with 3 days full of industry insight, innovations and more. Come and see us over on stand #1505 to discuss how START PACs range of mobile ground power products and advanced lithium starting units can benefit your business. EUROPEAN ROTORS has lifted off with an overwhelmingly successful live debut in 2021! Join us now for the 2nd edition of the one and only European event where you will meet the entire VTOL community and grow your business! The European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have teamed up to create an exceptional showcase for the European VTOL branch: Industry, operators and the regulator are coming together and discussing the future of vertical flight. EUROPEAN ROTORS is […]

NBAA 2022, Orlando, Oct 18-20th

START PAC are excited to be attending NBAA 2022 this year. This is one of the biggest aviation events of the year, where we get to meet customers old and new, and genuinely have a fantastic time networking with like-minded aviation professionals from across the globe. If you’re attending NBAA and you’re on the market for high quality mobile ground power solutions, or even if you just want to come and say hello and talk to us about all things aviation, be sure to come and see Eve, Francois and the START PAC team over at booth 3481 this year. “Let’s connect! The 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is the topflight intersection between embracing future-forward and innovative perspectives, and exploring the leading marketplace for modern high-tech aircraft, as well as business aviation’s best products and services. Immerse yourself in the world of single-engine piston aircraft, turboprops, business […]

START PAC Innovations Lead the Way