However, for many passenger boarding bridges, increasing the space available at this point is not possible because this would extend the overall length of the boarding bridge. With this added length, it might not be possible to maintain the required safety distances in the parking position for the passenger boarding bridge.
The standard length of the cabin floor in many passenger boarding bridges is approximately 840 mm. However, this length is not sufficient to open large aircraft doors without causing damage.
In its new Passenger Boarding Bridge Interface (PBBI), HÜBNER has developed an adaptable cabin floor unit with floor tilt correction and a flexible floor extension. With this new unit, the length of the cabin floor segment can be adjusted between 840 and 1000 mm, making it possible to maintain the safety distance in the parking position of the passenger boarding bridge. For docking operations, the floor can then be extended by up to 350 mm to the required length to accommodate the opening of even large aircraft doors. As a new member of the PBBI family, this design also provides the same safety benefits as HÜBNER’s soft-touch floor .
HÜBNER’s adjustable sliding floor unit for passenger boarding bridges can be installed on existing passenger boarding bridges as a retrofit solution and is also available as original equipment.