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Can A340-600s Handle Double Loading Jetbridges?  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Can A340-600s handle double loading jetbridges?
The distance between those two doors sure seem
awfully long...


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User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1243 times:


According to the Airbus4U online rag they can, reflecting a desire for airlines to segregate the premium classes from Economy.



User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

Where on Airbus/Airbus4U website is this located?

Thanks!


User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2326 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

It wont be a problem at AMS where the rear -over-the-wing jet bridge can reach the #4 door on a 747 [that's the door BEHIND the wing], or even the very last door on the MD11. A346 won't be a problem. However, still waiting for the first A346 at AMS....

So the answer to your question maybe different from airport to airport.

PW100



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User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

PW100,

Do you know where I can find a picture showing the
jetbridge reaching a 747's #4 door? I don't think I've
ever seen it done before...


User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2326 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 933 times:

Bobcat
I found the following doing a quick search on A.net:


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Sure looks impressive these over-the-wing type jetbridge [now this waht you could call a jetbridge...!]. BTW These are all double jetways, one over the wing, an another one like a normal jetway connecting to the nose of the aircraft.
AMS has about 20 or so of these gates. Just ask KLM how efficient they are in loading/unloading 250-400 pax to/from a 747!

Hope this helps.

PW100



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User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 875 times:

PW100,

Wow!!! Those are really cool jetbridges... I guess I should
fly into Schiphol more often....  Smile

Thanks again for your help!

Bobcat


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