Devildog2222 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 28250 times:
I wonder what will happen to the Virgin America gate agent. Would they probably re-train the agent on how to operate the jetbridge.
I remember one time at SFO when I was helping at gate41 for F9 that the pilot thought the jetbridge hit the aircraft because the plane shook, but it turned our it was one of the PrimeFlight rampers that hit the plane with the belt loader, there was no damage luckly.
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6170 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 28117 times:
Quoting Devildog2222 (Reply 3): I wonder what will happen to the Virgin America gate agent. Would they probably re-train the agent on how to operate the jetbridge.
Most likely, just for CYA on th airline's part. The jet bridges at LAX are old, and the ground is very uneven. From what I understand, positioning them correctly takes a lot of experience on the temperments of each jetway/gate area.
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AerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8221 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 20640 times:
That takes some effort to pierce the skin like that with an air bridge. I've put hundreds of air bridges onto all types of 737/747/767/777/320/330/340 and never even come close to that. I've seen very minor dents (within engineering operating limits) and rubber marks on aircraft caused by others, but never that - especially given that putting an air bridge on an A320 is possibly the easiest a/c to put on. Maybe wind or other factors affected this though - who knows?
LACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4220 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 20504 times:
Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 5): Most likely, just for CYA on th airline's part. The jet bridges at LAX are old, and the ground is very uneven. From what I understand, positioning them correctly takes a lot of experience on the temperments of each jetway/gate area.
Isn't it even more tricky to operate a jetway whent he pavement is uneven? If it is uneven and potholed (aka streets of LA), it has to be difficult if the jetway gets stuck in a crack or hole or some sort.
Which terminal has the oldest jetways @ LAX? How often do they get replaced? Will we ever see the glass enclosed one's similar to those at some international gateways like MEX T2 where AM operates and even PVR & GDL have some.
May be more involved...look carefully in the center of the middle character in the top of the photo...you can seen the begining of a vertical row of rivets going down...this damage is up against a former...may be a tricky repair
Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11191 times:
Dang...that is just below the left edge of the fixed cockpit window...waaay far left for most narrowbody jetway placements. Further...can't think of anything that should be that sharp and pointed and not covered by rubber on a jetway in that position. Pic seems to indicate possibly on a stringer/frame which if so...will make any repair complicated and may require some areas to be 'opened up' and it looks to be just above the main floor line right at the first jump seat.
: Scab patches may be quicker to install, but they increase drag and create turbulence resulting in increased fuel burn. They also look like hell.
: I dont think we will ever see that. Glass enclosed jetbridge are not allowed in the US if I recall correctly. From what my professor said, this is du
: Interesting. What sort of role does glass play in fireworthiness thoguh? I still wonder why more airlines don't use the dual bridge that can auto doc
: Aircraft involved was "YouTube Air" not Tubular Belle...