Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6170 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3810 times:
Quoting Legion242 (Reply 4): Why does it say AIRBUS at all really? The other 3 are type specific, but the word "Airbus" is just the name of a manufacturer. Weird.
The line points to 'Airbus,' but under it is 'A318,' which probable means that since this is at a European airport, they want to show a 'superiority complex' and have only the local brand name spelled out in full. :P
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ABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 883 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3729 times:
The city of ABQ painted our stop marks at a gate one time and they accidentally used the stencils in reverse. That may be the case here, before the photo was taken. And may have been corrected shortly after. As for one stop point for the Airbus? It is possible this gate can accommodate all a/c types. However it does say Airbus A318, and it is in the proper spot relevant to the gate position and the other a/c spots. The A318 engines are quite close to the forward door, so in order to avoid striking the jetway the a/c must be stopped short, and the jetway moved into position.
Cessna157 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3494 times:
A lot of European cities do not use a marshaller at all, just someone to stop the aircraft in case of emergency. I have seen in many cities where there will be a mirror placed on the terminal or under the jetbridge, where the captain will watch the mirror for his nose tires to come up the lead-in line and stop at the appropriate stop-bar. With the markings painted backwards, it makes it easier for the pilot to see the correct stop-bar.
Actually, that makes the most sense. Im guessing the mirror is off to the left, as you view the picture, so the pilot can see the lettering correctly. If the mirror was on the right, as you view the pic, the nose would most likely obstruct the lettering.
Pogo From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
This picture is a few years old, the stand is 211 (was F11) at T2 LHR, this stand is right outside my restroom, these markings had not long been re-painted and we soon noticed the mistakes mentioned, it turned out that the MD80 stencil was upside down at the time, it would read WD80 in the mirror.
The only Airbus types that can park on this stand are A318/319/320, at the time of this photo AF had just started operating the A318 into LHR and the A318 was added, why I do not know because they all stop on the same mark.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4573 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1763 times:
My theory is it's either of the following;
- 737, Airbus etc. use mirrors to park while MD-80 don't
- the painters probably put some stencils in reserve as on other airports I always saw it painted properly
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