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A trademark for a telescoping corridor that extends from an airport terminal to an aircraft that is used for the boarding and disembarkation of passengers.
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(Aeronautics) a moving bridge that connects an airport gate to an aircraft
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Trademark. a movable passageway in an airport connecting the terminal building to an airplane.
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Renovations will include expanding its holding gate, a new passenger loading bridge, an interior makeover and more.
The suggested plans also include a parking and loading area with a loading bridge, and a pipeline connecting the jetty manifold and the proposed terminal.
Walking out of the passenger loading bridge to the terminal, customer service staff dressed in colorful fiesta attire welcome you.
The analysis of the obtained results demonstrated substantial differences in the number of AE signals when loading bridge structures with particular defect types.
According to the company, new automated aircraft docking systems also allow pilots to precisely align with a passenger loading bridge requiring minimal ramp staff support.
The airport authority also waived the $15 loading bridge fee normally charged to airlines for each takeoff and landing; at $15 per use, those fees would have amounted to about $12,000 last year.
By letting them talk freely, we learned that travelers were frustrated and angry at the loss of control over the process, from the moment they entered the limo, to waiting at the check-in counter, going through security, sitting in the departure lounge, standing in the loading bridge and tripping over the other guy's carry-on in the aircraft aisle.
Under the terms of the agreement made with the airport United will give up one Concourse A gate on 1 July 2006 and a second gate when their dual loading bridge project is completed on Concourse B around the middle of November.
Washington's Dulles International specifically designed its Concourse B holding lounges to provide for A380 loads, but has now budgeted $5.6 million for modifications as necessary for a second loading bridge to cater for upper deck boarding.
Conrad notes that many people question why the airport doesn't already have a loading bridge. "We just don't have the space," he explains.