|Quoting USADreamliner (Thread starter):|
But in March, one of the new jet bridges malfunctioned and struck the wing of a United Boeing 757 at DIA as it was positioning to unload the plane. The part that malfunctioned was the rear bridge, which was supposed to travel over the wing to dock with the rear door. Nobody was injured, but the plane was damaged.
United removed the section that failed and stopped using the over-the-wing part of the other four bridges.
|Quoting Flyingcat (Reply 2):|
Aren't there other airports in the US where these type of gates are in use. I remember hearing that WN used some in certain airports.
|Quoting Jspitfire (Reply 4):|
Westjet uses them in YVR with great success. They have the only 3 dual bridge gates at the airport. The plane does have to be parked fairly precisely though, if it is off by more than about a foot, the rear bridge cannot be used.
|Quoting Boston92 (Reply 3):|
Well United uses them for widebody aircraft at DEN as well. These are different than the ones referred to here, correct?
|Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Reply 10):|
If I'm not mistaken, don't both the bridges dock themselves to the aircraft?
|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 7):|
Can they use it on the 600 series 737
|Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 5):|
I've seen pictures of KLM's planes at AMS use the double-jetway system... Have they ever had any problems with those?