Structures for enclosed transfer of persons
Closure curtain for aircraft passenger boarding bridge cab
Passenger boarding bridge for servicing commuter aircraft
Passenger boarding bridge for narrow body aircraft Patent #: 6212724
ApplicationNo. 076399 filed on 02/19/2002
US Classes:14/71.5, Attached to fixed structure at first end and with cover and provision to fit vehicle at second end14/71.7Hydraulic powered
ExaminersPrimary: Will, Thomas B.
Assistant: Pechhold, Alexandra K.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB64F 001/305
AbstractApparatus for moving passengers between an airport terminal building and a doorway of an aircraft located rearward of a wing of the aircraft, including a passageway member pivotally anchored to one of the terminal building and a passenger loading bridge for servicing a front doorway of a same aircraft. The apparatus includes a telescopic passageway member that is pivotally mounted to the passageway member via a flexible connection. In use, the apparatus is cantilevered over the wing of an aircraft with the flexible connection substantially above a highest point along an upper surface of the aircraft wing. The flexible connection allows a cabin carried at an outboard end of the telescopic passageway member to mate the rear doorway of the aircraft, providing an open passageway between the rear doorway and the terminal building through which passenger deplane. Positioning the flexible connection above the high point of the wing approximately minimize the inclination of each passageway member floor surface.