Dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2738 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1741 times:
Are they today's JETWAY SYSTEMS INC
Yes they are. The modern jetway was developed by Delta's GSE dept in ATL. The operation was spun off to form the present Jetway Systems which is now owned by FMC. I read about in an issue of Sky magazine in an article about the history of DL.
Next time you're over this way, take a drive north on I-55 towards Hammond, LA. Just north of the I-55/I-12 interchange, and off the left side of the highway (very visible) is a jetway storage yard with a large number of jetways stored there. Jetway had a local representative who used to have a repair hangar here on the north side of the airport.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1608 times:
I was boarding an AA flight on T concourse, and I noticed the builder's plate in the jetbridge. At the time it was built, Jetway was owned by IC Industries, which was a Chicago-based conglomerate that owned, among many companies, the Illinois Central RR, Midas Muffler, and Whitman Chocolates.
IC Industries spun off the ICRR, sold Jetway to FMC, got rid of Midas, and renamed itself Whitman Corp.
I always thought that the pale reddish-orange panels throughout the entire airport were supposed to remind people of red Georgia clay, which is so visible from the air.