Passenger Boarding Bridges
As part of the John Wayne Airport Improvement Program, the original 14 passenger boarding bridges have been replaced with new fully enclosed, state-of-the-art boarding bridges. Six additional new boarding bridges will be installed in the new Terminal C, scheduled to open in late 2011. A photograph of one of the new replacement boarding bridges can be seen below.
The Terminals A and B passenger boarding bridges were originally installed during construction of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal which opened in 1990. For nearly 20 years, the boarding bridges served millions of passengers each year. Based on the Airport’s focus on providing safe and high-quality facilities for its passengers, and the increasing costs associated with maintaining the aging equipment, the Airport chose to replace all 14 passenger boarding bridges in 2009.
Replacement of the 14 original passenger boarding bridges was completed in July 2009. Installation of six new passenger boarding bridges in new Terminal C is scheduled for summer of 2011.
The cost for 14 replacement passenger boarding bridges, six new passenger boarding bridges and spare parts to assist in future maintenance was estimated to cost approximately $9 million. The project is being funded by Airport revenues, General Airport Revenue Bonds, Passenger Facility Charge revenues and Federal grant funding.
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BNP Associates Inc. (www.bnpassociates.com)
Jon Bean Technologies Corporation – Jetway Systems (www.jbtaerotech.com)
The Airport Improvement Program includes construction of a new South Remain-Over-Night (RON) aircraft parking area, a new multi-level Terminal C with six new commercial passenger gates, new security checkpoints, new commuter facilities as well as new Parking Structure C and a Central Utility Plant.
Last Updated: January 2011