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1. (WO2017152174) AEROBRIDGE PROVIDING MULTIPLE ACCESS POINTS TO AIRCRAFT VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/152174    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020933
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 07 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B64F 1/305
E01D 15/12
E01D 12/00
E01D 18/00
E01D 19/06
Applicants: SKYGENEX INC.
Inventors: OBINNA, Dynamite K.
Title: AEROBRIDGE PROVIDING MULTIPLE ACCESS POINTS TO AIRCRAFT VEHICLE
Abstract:
An aerobridge and dual method of operation thereof that significantly reduces the turnaround time (time between routes) of an aircraft vehicle at a terminal gate. The aerobridge includes a cab rotunda, cab, and a bridge formed of a plurality of passageways and/or ramps. The passageways/ramps are telescopically received in a proximal-most passageway/ramp in a retracted position and are telescopically extended along the aircraft vehicle in an extended position. The aerobridge may further include a plurality of height-adjustable and/or retractable support mechanisms disposed in underlying relation to the bridge. The aerobridge can be mated with an aircraft vehicle using a shoot-out method or a swing method, thus accommodating different airports' configurations and limitations.