Rampoperator From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 9 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9768 times:
Once aircraft are out of the movement area, there are three modes of controlling aircraft. 1) Some airports (30 or so) operate their own ramp towers; 2) Some airports (30 or so) that are hubs for some airlines, have airline ramp controllers [There are examples of 1 and 2 in combination]; and 3) Some airports have no ramp control whatsoever and the only guidance given to aircraft for pushbacks is from the ATC tower. Does anyone have a list of 1) Which airports have airport-operated ramp towers, and 2) which airports have airline-operated ramp towers?
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9734 times:
I believe in DFW, AA does the ramp controlling, they controll the aircraft from when it turns into the gate, give clearance to push, and hand over control to the airport run ground control once the aircraft has finished pushback. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think that's how it's done.
Jeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 640 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9666 times:
At LAS the county DOA runs the ramp and there are two different frequencies. One for the west side and one for the east side. DIA has a ramp control for each concourse and I'm guessing they are operated by the airport.
Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 9456 times:
here at LGA we have a combination. depending on what part of the ramp the a/c is parked on, they will first call our airline-operated ramp control but will get pushback instrucions from either ramp or ground control. 6 of our gate pushback onto an active taxiway so the need for ground is important. problems arise when wx delays or other such situations occur. we can incur 20-30 minute delays on pushes.
the other three ramp control towers are operated by AA, UA and DL. we (US) run the ramp around our terminal. each tower has control over what they can see, so if you are parking on a gate that cannot be seen from, say, the UA tower you may be handed over to the AA or even our tower for parking cleanrance. it all depends on what the towers can see. now... i need sleep.
[Edited 2005-06-12 07:41:38]
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Bernard Shakey From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 561 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9379 times:
Continental employees do ramp control in Cleveland, Houston (IAH), and Newark. In Cleveland, Continental Ramp Control controls gates B1 through B7, and the entire C and D Concourses. Airlines in this area include: Continental/Continental Express/Commutair, Northwest/Mesaba/Pinacle, United/United Express, and Air Canada Jazz.
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