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systems now the aircraft can basically
automatically dock to the bridge with
minimal human effort. Where, 20 years
ago, you had to have ramp walkers on
the ramp, you had to have agents in the
bridge... The technology has come a long
way," added Grantham.
Jason Pearson, an Aero Group project
executive who leads several docking
system projects across the country,
said that aircraft docking systems are
something the Aero Group has seen a lot
of and that it's been a growing designbuild trend in the U.S. over the past 12
to 18 months.
Outside of the bridge's auto-docking
capabilities, other features include selfdiagnosis systems and integration with the
airport's building asset tracker software,
Maximo, allowing for the airport and the
carriers operating the bridges to perform
preventive maintenance and track who
has done what with the bridges. The
bridges also sport a pre-cool function,
which allows the same pre-conditioned air

units used to cool sitting aircraft to cool
the bridge and create a more comfortable
environment for passengers as they queue
off of the plane.
Then there are the personal touches
each carrier requested of their bridges.
"Finishes on the interior, the way
the carrier likes the rubber f loor or the
carpet floor. One carrier likes the carpet
and one carrier likes the rubber mat, so
they were tailored to the carrier's request.
They're trying to get a consistent level of
finish and customer service across their
brand and we're sensitive to that. How it
felt inside of the customers was another
key item that they wanted to be sure was
addressed," said McClendon.
The project, costing $174 million, has
so far gone smoothly and McClendon
estimates they are about 84 percent of
the way to completion. The first phase
of the project was completed 41 days
ahead of schedule - in time for Atlanta's
hosting of Super Bowl LIII - thanks to
deft coordination between the airport,

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"We were able to accelerate the job
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and half before the actual substantial
completion," said Grantham.
"Our carrier partners are instrumental
in saying, 'hey, we have a lull coming
up here' and they give us an advanced
notice that we can get more bridges in our
hands and we can take advantage of the
time where they're able to free up an extra
date and we're able to get more done,"
McClendon said. "That goes back to the
very early co-ordination and collaboration
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paid big dividends here as we moved
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport_Business_June-July_2019

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
A Forward Look Into the Past
The Rise of Secondary Airports
Not Your Parents' Boarding Bridge
Find Success in Fuel Training
A Stream of New Revenue Management
Media Relations After an Accident: Are You Ready?
Airport Guru
Legal Matters
Product Focus
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - Industry Update
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - A Forward Look Into the Past
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - Media Relations After an Accident: Are You Ready?
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