Ydna_anderson From Philippines, joined Jun 2001, 41 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 1417 times:
hello everyone, im just wondering how the airport builders plan on how long the gaps are between gates. do they measure it so that it would be possible to fit 747's in all the gates, or they have a specific number of gates for smaller aircraft like the 737?
help would really be appreciated, thanks a lot =)
Oldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 1381 times:
The contractors know what airline uses what wing of a terminal and I suspect the airline has input as to the space based upon the type of equipment they are operating. They are paying huge dollars per sq. foot rental.
Sushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (13 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 1373 times:
Most of the time airports have the widebodys in one section and the smaller planes in another. Like the domestic and international terminals. But sometimes you see stuuf like 737s where 777s usualy park.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21592 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (13 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1345 times:
Don´t forget the (much) different space requirements for passenger waiting areas.
It wouldn´t make much sense to waste a 400-person waiting area on a gate for 727s...
That´s actually one of the points where airports are expected to need some (minor) changes when the A380 enters service even though it fits into the standard 80m box. They will need to expand the gate waiting areas a bit (which were originally planned for 747 seat counts) to accomodate the additional passengers.