VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 48 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
I tried searching for this, but couldn't turn up anything, and I do not remember it ever being discussed since I have been here, so here goes:
I have heard come up here now again the subject of A318s and B737-600s not being able to be linked up with a jetway/airbridge (or whatever else its called...) because of the positioning of the engines? Can anyone confirm this?
I have looked at side on pics of both aircraft, and from what I can see, the engines don't seem to encroach on Door 1A at all, so I am not sure about this whole jetway thing. Why do they not position the jetway so that the aircraft's door is towards the right of the jetway (thats what they do with 146s here, you can even see into the flightdeck while you're boarding!).
Any information would be apreciated.
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Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3319 posts, RR: 44 Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 955 times:
I don't see what the problem would be, if the aircraft is parked correctly on the "J" line, the jetway should never come anywhere near the engine. Now, if the jetway is not properly pre-positioned and the wing-walkers aren't watching carefully, then there IS the possibility of a mishap occuring.
CrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 934 times:
It is much easier to position a jetway at a 737NG than at the "old" version because all the antennas or whatever you want to call it, have been installed much more forward and the engines do not cause any problems, either.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 912 times:
If there should be any problem with 318 and not with the 737-600 it can't be the overall lenght:
737-600: 31.20 meters
318: 31.44 meters
They have almost the same lenght, the 318 is even 24 centimeters longer (about 10 inch).