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Apron Drive

Maximum docking flexibility

The AD’s free movement on telescopic, elevation and rotation axes delivers maximum docking flexibility while taking up minimal apron space. Our two- and three-tunnel models, featuring customizable steel, glazed glass or steel-and-glass walls, make boarding and disembarking a breeze.

Key benefits

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Highly adaptable

Tailored for the world’s largest passenger aircraft, our AD boarding bridges accommodate all A380 docking scenarios as well as commuter, low rider and VIP applications. We’ve installed over 350 stands to serve A380 bridges around the globe, meeting specific design and architecture requirements.

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Easy operation

An ergonomic operator control panel ensures easy bridge operation while the hydraulic elevation system enables extremely smooth adjustments.

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Full aircraft type capability

Our AD bridges handle the full range of category C to F aircraft, including the A380.

Design of Apron Drive
Shutter slats

Available in a wide range of materials such as galvanized, stainless steel and aluminum, the shutter slats can be painted to match the bridge exterior.

Tunnel walls

The tunnel walls consist of glass pane side walls in a diagonal steel tube profile frame. Our bridges can be fitted with single template, NFPA 415 or even bulletproof glass. Other options include different glass tint colors. The glass boarding bridge truss can come with one diagonal steel tube or with 2 cross rods (“X”).

Galvanized steel wall panels are formed, spot-welded, sandblasted, metallized, painted and sealed to create the tunnel enclosure. Options include different coating colors.

Front closure

Various options, such as sequential, folding or glazed doors, are available to enhance safety and operator vision while maneuvering the boarding bridge.

Leveling floors

Adapable to most aircraft types, these high customizable coverings provide a non-slip tread. Options include different finishes, colors and non-slip grading.

Safety barriers

Different levels of protection are available to enhance the apron's safety.

BSB

This safety brake device prevents uncontrolled movements of the bridgehead in the event the rotation chain breaks. It increases the safety of the Standard Bridgehead Rotation System and meets EN 12312-4 requirements.

Tunnel Safety Brake (patented system)

This new safety device prevents any uncontrolled movements of the intermediate tunnel. Should any synchronizing cables fail, the TSB instantly secures tunnel B and blocks any bridge movement. This system is a key feature of every three-tunnel bridge, enhancing safety and preventing material and personal damages.

Floor coverings

The coverings are highly customizable and provide a non-slip tread. Options include various finishes, colors and non-slip grading.

* We reserve the right to make technical modifications to our products at any time and exclude all liability. Shown thresholds depend on configuration details and may vary in individual cases. Availability of options and features also depends on individual configurations. Illustrations provide a general understanding and may differ from the actual design.