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Airport To First Install Aerobridges?  
User currently offlineSixStarAnsett From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2939 times:


What is the first airport to have aerobridges installed?
I assume it would've been one of the major international airports, but does anyone know? And how different are the bridges of say the 1960s to the bridges of today?


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User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4028 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2908 times:

We had a pretty interesting discussion about two and a half weeks ago regarding this topic. The answer to your questions can be found here:



User currently offlineKuba74 From Poland, joined Mar 2000, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 2873 times:

And we have still no answer to the question: which European airport was the first to use it? Any ideas? I`m sure WAW wasn`t the first as the jetways were installed there in 1992  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

It was the United terminal in San Francisco.

User currently onlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 3104 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

As far as Europe is concerned, AMS must certainly one of the first.
The first one was installed in 1961. In 1967 the central terminal was opened with 25 gates, each equiped with one aerobridge.

Which airport in was the first in the world to introduce over-the-wing type of aerobridge?
It could very well be AMS which had its first one installed in 1970. Basically this is a dual aerobridge in one single gate. The front bridge serves the front door; the second bridge hangs over the wing and can reach the very last door of a DC10/M11, or on a 747/744 the door directly behind the wing. This provides a great deal of flexibility for loading/unloading/servicing the wide-bodies.

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In the background you can clearly see the supporting structure for the rear bridge.


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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

Chicago ORD, late 1958, I remember reading about in Airways magazine too.

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