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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

I have a couple of questions about ATL.

1.) Who makes the jetbridges? and what year were they manufactured?

2.) Does ATL have any "Superjetways" other than the one at C18A (The ones that are longer than a 717 itself.

3.) Is the company that mfgs the ATL jetbridges still in business, or is that model still manufactured

4.) What do the colored panels represent. I know the Red/Yellow panels and SkyBlue/Darkblue are ex-braniff colors, but did the other ones go for Eastern?

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User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

This link may help


http://www.atlanta-airport.com/Default.asurl=sublevels/news_room/media_guide.htm

Would reccomend trying the contact links to the airports maintianence dept.



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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2614 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

The jetbridges were made by Jetway. Jetway was a subsidary of DL when it began in the late 60's.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Thanks DLMD88. I did not know that about Jetway.. Are they today's JETWAY SYSTEMS INC.

DSUAirptman, thanks for the contact link. I have a few questions I'd like to ask them as well.


User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2614 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1561 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.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

http://www.jetway.com/FMC/jetway/__jetway_homepage_action/1,11767,51,00.html?redir=1&SLogo=.....has lots of info and specs on FMC/Jetway Systems. (registration required, it's free).

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




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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5309 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1428 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.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

I'm not sure about the Red Georgia Clay theory, but I know that C8 was used by Braniff International back in the day.
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