Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Jet Bridge Power - Gate Agents & F/A's?  
User currently offlineAogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 935 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Perhaps somewhat of an odd question, but do most jet bridges/jetways have AC power outlets in the cab area?

If so, do they typically go unused, or what might they be used for?

Thanks!

9 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineBuzz From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 697 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

Hi AOG desk, Buzz here. I've seen a normal "wall outlet" under the controls, use it for running an extension cord for using a carpet shampoo machine, heat gun, and a few other gadgets that can't take the 115v / 400 hz airplane power.

And the custodians of the airport plug in their vacuums there to clean the carpet in the jetway.

g'day


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1826 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

You could also charge your phone while waiting for a flight.


The only valid opinions are those based in facts
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Mainly used for Servicing equipment.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3971 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Living in a 240v country, we use the AC outlet in the bridge for the vacuum cleaners on the aircraft. We have tried 115v cleaners that could plug into the aircraft, but in Europe they are difficult to buy and expensive. For turnrounds we use battery driven cleaners, but on nightstops we use 240v cleaners on an extension cord that we plug into the jetty.

User currently offlineNws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2722 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 2):
You could also charge your phone while waiting for a flight.

Glad to see I'm not the only one that does that!


User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1119 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

Cleaners often use it...I've used it to perform borescope inspections.

User currently offlineMQTmxguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Well hell, now I gotta go look...


Well at least we can all take comfort in the fact that NW will never retire their DC-9s
User currently offlineDavid21487 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2612 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 2):
You could also charge your phone while waiting for a flight.

I've seen flight attendants doing that before between turns.

Quoting Buzz (Reply 1):
And the custodians of the airport plug in their vacuums there to clean the carpet in the jetway.

Yeah, that too.



-- Step! Jump! Slide! --
User currently offlineAogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 935 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

Excellent answers all, thank you. I had assumed that it was "normal" 120vac, 60Hz power....and thats been pretty much answered.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Jet Bridge Power - Gate Agents & F/A's?
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
Propulsive Power Of Jet Enignes? posted Wed Aug 8 2007 17:17:24 by Superstring
28 VDC Ground Power & Soft Start posted Thu Nov 17 2005 00:21:51 by MissedApproach
Jet Engine That Would Power A Car Sized Plane? posted Wed Mar 16 2005 23:55:05 by UAL747
What Percentage Of A Turbofan's Power Is Jet posted Mon Jan 10 2005 17:31:37 by Duke
Jet Blue A&P Pay posted Mon Oct 4 2004 06:39:44 by RiffedAAMech
Jet Engine Intake Probe & Inlet? posted Tue Sep 28 2004 18:10:04 by Mr Spaceman
Airliner Power Reduction & Autopilots? posted Sat Feb 8 2003 21:57:19 by Mr Spaceman
Lights & Radar On Regional Jet's Nosecone? posted Sun Sep 8 2002 21:13:09 by Mr Spaceman
UK & Europe Biz Jet Forum? posted Thu Mar 21 2002 15:49:30 by GWB
Crosswind Landings & Differential Power posted Mon Sep 10 2001 14:43:42 by TOGA
Jet Engine That Would Power A Car Sized Plane? posted Wed Mar 16 2005 23:55:05 by UAL747
What Percentage Of A Turbofan's Power Is Jet posted Mon Jan 10 2005 17:31:37 by Duke
Jet Blue A&P Pay posted Mon Oct 4 2004 06:39:44 by RiffedAAMech
Jet Engine Intake Probe & Inlet? posted Tue Sep 28 2004 18:10:04 by Mr Spaceman
Airliner Power Reduction & Autopilots? posted Sat Feb 8 2003 21:57:19 by Mr Spaceman
Lights & Radar On Regional Jet's Nosecone? posted Sun Sep 8 2002 21:13:09 by Mr Spaceman
UK & Europe Biz Jet Forum? posted Thu Mar 21 2002 15:49:30 by GWB
Crosswind Landings & Differential Power posted Mon Sep 10 2001 14:43:42 by TOGA

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format