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Question Regarding Ramp Equipment  
User currently offlineMiCorazonAzul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

I was browsing through JetBlue pictures and I noticed unusual ramp equipment. In the pic below, the plane in the background has something right in front of the engine which I have NEVER seen. Anyone know what it is?


http://www.airliners.net/open.file/874565/M/

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User currently offlineBh From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Its pretty hard to make out. Looks like it might be a lift device for wheel chair passengers that cant make the steps since at some stations B6 uses stair trucks instead of jetways.

User currently offlineNHGrafx From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

I am with Bh, definitly looks like some kind of lifting device.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Between the two airplanes.

Looks like an underfloor can to me.



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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3702 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1588 times:
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LGB like a few other airports does not have jetways. When you don't have a jetway and have to board using external stairs the A.D.A. (Americans with disabilities Act) requires that a lifting device be used to enplane the passengers. We used to be able to "hump" them up the stairs in a straight back wheel chair, but it was banned two years ago. There are many types of theses units, some only hold two people, and some such as the ones in PIE are basically a modified catering truck. Hope I helped you out.


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