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Can A340-600s Handle Double Loading Jetbridges?

Thu Aug 15, 2002 4:03 am

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


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RE: Can A340-600s Handle Double Loading Jetbridges?

Thu Aug 15, 2002 4:33 am


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

 
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RE: Can A340-600s Handle Double Loading Jetbridges?

Thu Aug 15, 2002 9:59 am

Where on Airbus/Airbus4U website is this located?

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RE: Can A340-600s Handle Double Loading Jetbridges?

Fri Aug 16, 2002 1:02 am

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.

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RE: Can A340-600s Handle Double Loading Jetbridges?

Fri Aug 16, 2002 1:23 am

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...
 
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RE: Can A340-600s Handle Double Loading Jetbridges?

Fri Aug 16, 2002 5:50 am

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.

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RE: Can A340-600s Handle Double Loading Jetbridges?

Fri Aug 16, 2002 12:53 pm

PW100,

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

Thanks again for your help!

Bobcat