DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1698 posts, RR: 38 Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1836 times:
I say just let all of the air out of the tires, she'll be able to get under there then hehe just be facetious. Anyways....looking really nice. The A318 seems a little longer in that scheme...maybe becuase the FRONTIER on the side if huge.
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DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 30 Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1282 times:
Clarification regarding the airbridge at DIA:
Only a/c that do not exceed the clearance height of the bottom of the bridge with a nosegear collapse, will be allowed to pass underneath.
Basically, if the A318 passes under and happens to have a nosegear collapse at the right moment, the top of the tail would strike the bottom of the bridge. That wouldn't be good for the airline, the airplane, or DIA.
Now, could the A318 pass underneath the bridge if that safety stipulation wasn't in place? Yes, as Mariner also points out: there are a few inches of clearance.
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