MFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4872 times:
Apron Drive PBB shall accommodate a range of regional (RJ) and jet
aircraft sill heights for aircraft generally in commercial service. Upper
and lower level limits shall include, but without limitation, Boeing 757-
200s to Embraer E145 respectively and all appropriate commercial
aircraft at the gate.
Ok guys who know on variety of aircraft, what does this exactly mean, the jet bridge could handle any aircraft or the 752 is the limit? "but with out limitation"
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21313 posts, RR: 60 Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4527 times:
This is legal talk and is written very specifically because everything must be spelled out in specifications for contracts and bidding.
I'll explain what it means, and it is written both correctly and CLEARLY if you know how to read it.
The jet bridge has a limit in aircraft it can serve. The lowest to the ground aircraft it can serve is the ERJ series. The highest off the ground is the 757 series. It can accomodate ALL planes that fall within that range.
But, if they only said that it could reach down to an ERJ and up to a 757, then, by specification, it would ONLY BE ABLE TO SERVE THOSE TWO. Of course, that's silly, but in a specification, you must make it clear that you are meeting a certain criteria exactly. Everything you say or don't say in a spec has specific meaning.
Thus they say:
Quote: Upper and lower level limits shall include, but without limitation, Boeing 757-200s to Embraer E145 respectively and all appropriate commercial aircraft at the gate.
In other words, this gate has limits, and these two jets are EXAMPLES of jets that define those limits, but the gate is not limited to only serving those two specific jets and no others, but is in fact UNLIMITED in the types of planes it can serve, both existing and future, as long as they fall within the range defined by the two existing models they call out by type.
This is why construction contracts and specifications are thousands of pages long. Because it everything isn't spelled out clearly and exactly, when changes are ordered or bills not paid, it leads to legal action. And forgetting to specify something might also mean an otherwise superior bid on a contract must by rule be excluded due to lack of completion.
I worked for a law firm that resolved such cases in New York City out of college. We had one client that was a powerplant in Pennsylvania, and the contracts and specifications, including each revision set, filled an entire office on our floor with very little room to physically move around. And I had the pleasure of finding the various specification versions and to help decipher this minutia... joy!
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
Bohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2562 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4051 times:
Quoting MFEFlyer (Reply 16): How come they never use the 1st door on the 757's? I usually seem them(in general airports) using the 2nd door
It's usually up to the airline. Most prefer to use the 2L door because it is easier to load/unload because in most cases, the 2L door separates F and Y. That way while boarding, F pax go one way and Y pax go the other.