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What Are Those Moving Canopy Things Called?  
User currently offlineSBNair3022 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4342 times:

Those Canopy things that airlines use on their smaller aircraft, like Eagle does at the Eagle terminal @ LAX, what is the technical name for those things?

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User currently offlineSBNair3022 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

I couldn't find anything else, but this is what im talkin about out in LAX, in the background.


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User currently offlineSBNair3022 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

Does Anyone have any information that could help??


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User currently offlineYak97 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4129 times:
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Do you mean the GPU (Ground Power Unit), small truck normally mounted on 4 wheels, positioned by the front of the aircraft, with a cable attaching it to the aircraft? (Can't see anything else in the photo you posted).

User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

I don't see what you are talking about.
Could it be they are just simply canopies that move?
Might be a manufacturer's name they go by like "Billy Rays"
"Hey Joe, move the Billy Ray's over here"

Not everything has to have some super special name you know.

Notice the things holding the plane up in your picture: called jackstands, or jacks, or stands to the common folk. Maybe NASA has some fancy engineer geek name for them like "manually actuated variable elevation tubular support structure" but all that is is a cause for confusion and time wasting.


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4108 times:


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You mean those? In which case the answer is Jetbridges or Jetways. I'm not aware of a specific name for the smaller ones which link to smaller aircraft. Propways, perhaps?  Smile



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User currently offlineSBNair3022 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

No, Im sorry I couldnt find any other pictures, but then I remembered Delta Connections uses them out of DFW, so Im talking aout those things that canopies that connect to the ramp rather than a jetway or dewbridge.


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23023 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

Is this the same thing DH had at Concourse A at IAD?


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User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

Man I gotta tell ya, I think they are called "moving canopies" or "portable canopies" They are canopies that can be moved. CTCBMs (pronounced cutbums)

I've had a lot of projects on military bases. Acronyms, abbreviations, totally different type of English, you know?

One year I told the crew "This summer we will call traffic cones L-99s"
It took the inspector and QA guys a month or so and they finally asked "what is this L-99 thing you guys are always talking about?" "Oh I said, its a vehicular/pedestrian pathway flow control device" (we had come up with an acronym, like L-99 VePPOCoD something like that). Then I held up a cone. They laughed and being good sports adopted our terminology with great gusto. I wonder if those guys still call them that.


User currently offlineSBNair3022 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

I think they just built a hallway with no floor, they just built ways on the ramp, I FINALLY found a picture of exactly what i meant out in LA.

IAD:


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What are they??



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

I know what your talking about but I don't know the name. They connect passengers to the aircraft from the terminals in a walk way covered with some tarp or canopy.


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User currently offlineGVWOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 168 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

I have actually heard of them referred to as "Tents", odly enough. I heard that Delta used to have a bewildering maze of them at ATL, but when I went there they where gone, and I could not find any information or pictures. They also have them at San Jose. My guess is that they don't have a term other than canopies, canvas tunnels, or "tents".

User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 822 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3771 times:

When I landed at SJC and walked through one of those the ramper called it the "rolling tent dealy." I guess that would be your answer, maybe?

User currently offlineSP90 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

They have those at Dulles as well in D terminal for the RJs. Instead of being tents and canvas they were actually glass/aluminum but the ground was level with the parking stand for the jets. First time I went through there it felt so weird to be stepping out of a plane with its own air stairs and walking down onto the ramp area. I boarded the jet in LGA with the jet bridge so I didn't even realize that our plane had built in air stairs.

Only other time I actually plane/deplane from the ground with stairs was at the old HKG.

[Edited 2006-08-01 21:00:58]

User currently offlineMPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3683 times:

check out this website

http://www.fmt.se/index.php?id=43

this is one company that makes a commuter connection, there are other companies but this is the one that i have found



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User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

I think Anchor Industries in Evansville IN makes some of those "tents" you are referring to.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

Quoting SBNair3022 (Thread starter):
Those Canopy things that airlines use on their smaller aircraft, like Eagle does at the Eagle terminal @ LAX, what is the technical name for those things?

It's still just called a Jetway....maybe some call it a Portable Jetway..



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