Now the question is: can every single airport around the world benefit from these new features and innovative inventions? The answer is yes. TEAM, as a former aircraft passenger boarding bridges manufacturer, has designed these new Automatic Hose Retrievers to adapt them to every single PCA application. Whether there is a PCA unit hanging from the bridge or stand mounted under the rear rotunda, the Automatic Hose Retriever will fit into the application.
This is just an example of how we can contribute through innovation and ingenuity to help improve the operations around the aircraft parking area. More changes are still needed; there are lots of things that can be easily modified to obtain better performance. We should stop for a while and look around, and make sure we don’t miss any other opportunities to achieve excellence in ground support: the knock-on effect to keep up with busy schedules at the world’s airports are too good to miss.