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Passenger boarding bridges

Passenger boarding bridges

Bridging the world

A central feature of modern airports, boarding bridges are also a passenger’s first and last point of airport contact. We work with operators to ensure passengers enjoy a seamless and stress-free boarding and arrival experience.

Our project-tailored passenger boarding bridges boost boarding efficiency, convenience and safety. They also meet the most diverse and demanding client requirements. Our portfolio includes solutions for virtually all aircraft types, from the largest commercial aircrafts to propeller and regional jets.

Fit-to-purpose customization
We carefully customize each bridge to fit your airport’s unique environment. For smaller airports, a special ‘low rider’ solution lets passengers board directly from the ground-level terminal. At A380 gates, our flexible bridges service both decks of the airliner as well as a whole range of other aircrafts. With our in-depth A380 expertise, we’ve installed A380 bridges at over 40 airports, and counting, worldwide.

Our bridgehead automatic undocking and remote automatic undocking options also improve safety and save time. The result? Shorter boarding times and reduced congestion.

Here are some of the advantages of partnering with us:

  • A customized, passenger-friendly gate experience
  • Lower lifecycle costs
  • Maximized safety and comfort
  • Unmatched product reliability
  • One single point of contact for a multitude of services
  • Reliable after-sales service and a partner for your entire product lifecycle

Apron Drive

Delivering maximum flexibility in minimum apron spaces, the Apron Drive (AD) remains our most popular and in-demand bridge worldwide.

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Bridge Link

With our Bridge Links (BL), adaptability is the name of the game as it easily overcomes any architectural challenge for seamless boarding bridge connectivity.

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Noseloader Bridge

Small spaces are no problem for our Noseloader Bridge (NL) with its track record of consistently providing high precision in confined areas.

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Product standards

Harmonized standards (optional for compliance with EU regulations):

EN 12312-4: Aircraft ground support equipment. Specific requirements. Passenger boarding bridges.
EN 1915-1: Aircraft ground support equipment. General requirements. Basic safety requirements.
EN 1915-2: Aircraft ground support equipment. General requirements. Stability and strength requirements, calculations and test methods.
EN 60204-1: Safety of Machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements.

Directive 2006/42/EC: Machinery.
Directive 2014/30/UE: Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).
Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Optional for compliance with US regulations.

Process standards

ISO 9001: Quality management systems. Requirements.
ISO 14001: Environmental management systems. Requirements with guidance for use.
OHSAS 18001: Occupational health and safety management systems. Requirements.
EN ISO 3834: Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials.
EN 1090: Execution of steel structures and aluminum structures. Requirements for conformity assessment of structural components.

Other standards

ISO 16004: Aircraft ground equipment. Passenger boarding bridges. Requirements for interface with aircraft doors. Fire protection standards (optional).

NFPA 415-2016: Standard on airport terminal buildings, fueling ramp drainage and loading walkways.

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