Cory6188
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Jetway Manufacturers

Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:26 am

I've always wondered about this when walking down the jetway on to an airplane. Are there companies that solely manufacture jetways, or are they constructed custom onsite from raw materials?

I would presume that a few companies manufacture them and then ship them to whatever airport needs them, but I've never noticed any name or manufacturer anywhere on the jetway. If they are made by a company, how are they shipped to the airport? Do they arrive in large pieces on a tractor-trailer truck, or is it many small pieces that have to be put together on site?

I've never seen a jetway on a truck, so I'd presume the latter. However, I could be wrong. So what's the case?
 
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RE: Jetway Manufacturers

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RE: Jetway Manufacturers

Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:45 am

Thanks for pointing that website out. Apparently there are jetway manufacturers. So now I have another question. Does anyone know who made the jetways in C-3 at EWR? Does the airline (in this case, CO) choose something like that, or does the airport?
 
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RE: Jetway Manufacturers

Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:46 am

Yes a New Zealand company based in Lower Hutt in Wellington builds jetways. The company supplies Jetways all around the world.
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RE: Jetway Manufacturers

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The airport company would decide as they would own the terminal and the Jetways. If an airline is the sole user of a gate then the airline would help pay for the Jetway as the airline would have first rights to the Jetway
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RE: Jetway Manufacturers

Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:16 am

I have seen a Jetway on a flatbead semi-truck before on the interstate next to LIT. It must have been about a year ago.

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