While many are familiar with how ground support equipment may be used to manage and maintain aircraft, they may overlook the fact that such equipment requires regular maintenance itself. For example, the aircraft towbar is a very useful device for moving aerial vehicles across a runway, and its failure may lead to high repair costs, decreased safety, and increased downtime as operations take longer to complete. In order to maintain the functionality and reliability of an aircraft towbar, it must be checked over on a regular basis. Depending on the manufacturer, make, and model of an aircraft towbar, the exact inspection process may differ. Nevertheless, inspections will generally cover many of the same wear-prone areas, those of which we will discuss below.