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1. (WO2014197167) INTERFACE FOR BOARDING A LOW DOORSILL AIRPLANE

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/197167    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/037540
Publication Date: Fri Dec 12 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Sat May 10 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: B64F 1/30
B64F 1/305
Applicants: EAST ISLAND AVIATION SERVICES, INC.
Inventors: LARSON, James
Title: INTERFACE FOR BOARDING A LOW DOORSILL AIRPLANE
Abstract:
Provided is an apparatus to interface a boarding bridge having a first deck and an airplane having a second deck. The apparatus includes a lower-frame assembly, upper- frame assembly, bridge gangplank assembly, and airplane gangplank assembly. The lower-frame assembly includes a plurality of wheel assemblies. The upper-frame assembly is connected to the lower-frame assembly at adjustable height and pivoting position, and includes a third deck atop the upper-frame assembly. The bridge gangplank assembly is connected to a first end of the upper-frame assembly, and includes a fourth deck to connect the first deck and the third deck. The airplane gangplank assembly is connected to a second end of the upper-frame assembly, and includes at least a fifth deck to connect the third deck and the second deck.