Passenger Boarding Bridges

thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions

thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions - Passenger Boarding Bridges,

thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions offers complete, flexible global gate solutions. By providing project-tailored passenger boarding bridges (PBBs), the most diverse and demanding client requirements can be fulfilled.

thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions production lines are equipped with the latest in resources and machinery which have been especially and exclusively developed for the manufacture of PBBs.

The overall concept is based on employing top quality materials and procedures to guarantee the highest standard of finishing. The corrosion protection system applied has been specially developed to improve reliability and extend service life far beyond the average.

Our expertise in the airport equipment industry allows us to accompany our clients from start to finish, from the design consultancy phase through to the handing over and beyond, with excellent operation and maintenance services.

Through our wide range of PBBs, a variety of auxiliary equipment such as Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA), Ground Power Units (GPU), Visual Docking Guiding System (VDGS), potable water cabinets and Heating Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), we are able to meet all customer requirements from departure gate right to the aircraft door. This is what makes us unique: one single point of contact offering a multitude of services.

Our complete After-sales Service covers the whole life cycle of our products, including preventive maintenance inspection and full maintenance through local service branches, training, operation, refurbishment and modernization, spare parts distribution and warranty support services.

Our vast experience in airport solutions and our commitment to quality, sustainability and health and safety, together with our presence throughout the world, assure clients that any project will be carried out successfully.

We support our customers throughout their project lifecycle, from the design to the end-of-life phase. Every step of the way, we strive to fully understand their needs and consistently deliver the safest, highest quality passenger transportation solutions, maintenance and modernization packages.

What make our products different…

  • Galvanized steel components for the best protection possible against corrosion • Lighter passenger boarding bridges
  • Optimized safety and comfort
  • Lower life cycle costs
  • Sustainable manufacturing processes
  • The utmost in product reliability
  • Over 35 years of continuous research and development • One single point of contact, a multitude of services
  • and over 4300 units worldwide.

Company Profile

  • A-380 Passenger Boarding Bridge Solutions

    Clear worldwide market leader in A-380 boarding solutions which enable airports and airlines to achieve the shortest turnaround times.

    Each airport has its own specific environment, which makes customization an absolute necessity in the development process of boarding concepts. Such is the case with A-380 gates. As of 2016, thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions has installed over 350 PBBs for A-380 aircraft and can adapt to all different scenarios for A-380 docking gates:

    A-380 double docking: 2 PBBs for the main deck:

    The basic ramp layout represents the most conservative concept. Servicing is carried out via the lower deck (M1L and M2L aircraft doors only) using Apron Drive PBBs. The total time for boarding and disembarking is approximately 45 minutes in each case.

    A-380 double docking: 1 PBB for the main deck and 1 PBB for the upper deck:

    Both the lower (M1L/M2L) and upper (U1L) decks of the A-380 can be served with this improved 2 PBB solution. The access to the U1L upper deck door results in a reduction of approximately 38 minutes in the total boarding or disembarking time. The reliability of this concept has been amply proven in thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions installations, in both steel and crystal versions, at Heathrow, Zurich, San Francisco, Toronto, Madrid and Kuwait airports.

    A-380 triple docking: 2 PBBs for the main deck and 1 PBB for the upper deck:

    Apart from traditional double docking, thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions offers a third solution by increasing the number of PBBs in order to further reduce turnaround time. It provides a flexible tool with which to present solutions for any A-380 passenger distribution scenario. The configuration most in demand is carried out through doors M1L and M2L on the lower deck and door U1L on the upper deck, reducing the total time for boarding/disembarking to approximately half an hour. With this configuration, the PBBs operate at a very short distance from each other. The thyssenkrupp Airport Systems anti collision system, proven at many reference airports, assures safe functioning.

  • Steel Apron Drive

    The Steel Apron Drive passenger boarding bridge is currently the most demanded design. Its free movement on three axes (telescopic, elevation and rotation) allows for maximum flexibility in aircraft docking maneuvers while taking up the minimum amount of apron space.

    The Steel Apron Drive PBB (AD) tunnel walls, which are a core piece of the product, are made of hot-dip galvanized sheets. Panels are welded via an automated spot system to guarantee high precision components, which assure longer lifetime, less repair and maintenance and reduced life-cycle costs.

    The hydraulic elevation system provides extremely smooth adjustment operation while also reducing operating costs to a minimum. Automatic systems, such as Point & Go and pre-positioning, help to automate PBB handling, hence reducing the possibility of human error.

    The PBB is available in two- or three-tunnel versions.

  • Crystal Apron Drive

    The Crystal Apron Drive passenger boarding bridge has increased its share in the market enormously. Built on the same reliable platform as the Steel Apron Drive passenger boarding bridge, it conforms much better to current architectural trends and gives the passenger an immediate sense of location and comfort when boarding or disembarking at an airport.

    The Crystal Apron Drive PBB (ADC) tunnel walls are fully glazed. The characteristics of the glass depend on customer requirements, with a variety of options as to color, lighting and thermal and acoustic qualities.

    The hydraulic elevation system provides extremely smooth adjustment operation while also reducing operating costs to a minimum. Automatic systems, such as Point & Go and pre-positioning, help to automate bridge handling, hence reducing the possibility of human error.

    The PBB is available in two- or three-tunnel versions.

  • Noseloader

    The Noseloader passenger boarding bridge is a technical solution designed to enable docking maneuvers in areas with aircraft size and parking restrictions. The Noseloader PBB (NL) is a specific design that allows tunnel movement on two axes: vertical (elevating/lowering) and horizontal (extension/retraction). It is a technical solution, designed to enable aircraft to park very precisely within an allocated stand.

    Options

    Steel: The tunnel walls are made out of hot-dip galvanized sheets. Panels are welded via an automated spot system to guarantee high precision components, which assure longer lifetime, less repair and maintenance and reduced life-cycle costs.

    Crystal: The tunnel walls are fully glazed. The characteristics of the glass depend on customer’s requirements, with a variety of options as to color, lighting and thermal and acoustic qualities.

    The electro-hydraulic elevation system provides extremely smooth adjustment operation while also reducing operating costs to a minimum. Automatic systems, such as pre-positioning, help to automate PBB handling, hence reducing the possibility of human error.

    The PBB is available only in the two-tunnel version.

  • Dual Commuter

    The Dual Commuter passenger boarding bridge has been designed to handle a wide range of aircraft, including regional commuter and narrow-body aircraft.

    The Dual Commuter PBB (DL) represents an important technological innovation in the field of aircraft handling. The DL PBB operates under the same flexible conditions as the traditional Apron Drive PBB. Although its construction is similar to that of the Apron Drive PBB, it is defined by its smaller, skewed cabin, which allows serving propeller and regional aircraft.

    The hydraulic elevation system provides extremely smooth adjustment operation while also reducing operating costs to a minimum. Automatic systems, such as Point & Go and pre-positioning, help to automate PBB handling, hence reducing the possibility of human error.

    The PBB is available in the two-tunnel version only.

    Options

    Steel: The structure of the tunnel walls is made of hot-dip galvanized steel. Elements are welded via an automated spot system to guarantee high precision components, which assure longer lifetime, less repair and maintenance and reduced life-cycle costs.

    Crystal: The tunnel walls are fully glazed. The characteristics of the glass depend on customer’s requirements, with a variety of options as to color, lighting and thermal and acoustic qualities.

  • Low Rider

    The Low Rider PBB (LR) is a solution specifically designed for small airports where the terminal boarding gates are on the same level as the apron. The difference is that the rotunda is fixed directly to the apron. It can be installed without a foundation, allowing for substantial cost savings in the construction budget.

    The aircraft mix ranges from a Boeing 757 to a Q400, including a wide range of narrow-bodies. The PBB is available as a crystal or steel solution. The hydraulic elevation system provides extremely smooth adjustment operation while reducing operating cost to a minimum.

    Automatic systems, such as Point & Drive and pre-positioning, help to automate PBB handling, hence reducing the possibility of human error and eliminating the possibility of collision between the PBB and any of the aircraft elements (fuselage, propeller, aerials, etc).

    The PBB is available in two- and three-tunnel versions.

    Options

    Steel: The structure of the tunnel walls is made of hot-dip galvanized steel. Elements are welded via an automated spot system to guarantee high precision components, which assure longer lifetime, less repair and maintenance and reduced life-cycle costs.

    Crystal: The tunnel walls are fully glazed. The characteristics of the glass depend on customer’s requirements, with a variety of options as to color, lighting and thermal and acoustic qualities.

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thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions
Pol. Industrial Vega de Baiña
Mieres (Asturias)
Spain
33682
  • +34 985 44 6820