Barcelona Airport

Apron Drive Passenger Boarding Bridge

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Barcelona, Spain


ADELTE Passenger Boarding Bridges were supplied in three stages to the Barcelona Airport in Spain. The agreement was signed in December 1989, with an initial delivery of 6 units in January 1991, a second of 12 units in July and a final delivery of 6 units in January 1992.


The solution provided to Barcelona Airport consisted of 24 telescopic passenger boarding bridges for aircraft access of the Apron Drive 2D-type (with two decreasing bodies). The passenger boarding bridges feature a smooth exterior finish with round corners and stainless steel guides as well as interior cladding of Alucobond and button-type rubber flooring. The boarding bridges also contain the preinstallation required for an optional 400Hz power supply and are equipped with a 400 Hz retriever and cable as well as a lower support for services (400 Hz). The passenger boarding bridges are secured by means of column foundations. In this case, the lifting system is electromechanically operated and the traction system is hydraulic. The traction mechanism forms a compact group mounted on the drive axle structure.