Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2708 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4378 times:
I've always wondered about this when walking down the jetway on to an airplane. Are there companies that solely manufacture jetways, or are they constructed custom onsite from raw materials?
I would presume that a few companies manufacture them and then ship them to whatever airport needs them, but I've never noticed any name or manufacturer anywhere on the jetway. If they are made by a company, how are they shipped to the airport? Do they arrive in large pieces on a tractor-trailer truck, or is it many small pieces that have to be put together on site?
I've never seen a jetway on a truck, so I'd presume the latter. However, I could be wrong. So what's the case?
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2708 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4320 times:
Thanks for pointing that website out. Apparently there are jetway manufacturers. So now I have another question. Does anyone know who made the jetways in C-3 at EWR? Does the airline (in this case, CO) choose something like that, or does the airport?
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12595 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4313 times:
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The airport company would decide as they would own the terminal and the Jetways. If an airline is the sole user of a gate then the airline would help pay for the Jetway as the airline would have first rights to the Jetway