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Article from BTNews 1 SEPTEMBER 2014

Passenger boarding

Norwich has become one of the first UK airports to introduce the Aviramp’s aircraft boarding ramp system.  This self-contained mobile passenger boarding equipment is designed to provide access for all passengers including those with reduced mobility.

The Aviramp, which was introduced in July, has already made a huge impact on the way the airport handles many passengers with reduced mobility and wheelchair users.  In most cases these passengers can board aircraft under their own steam with the dignity that ramp access offers.

For the first time children and parents carrying children at small airports with no airbridges can board without needing to negotiate a steep staircase.  Elderly passengers and nervous passengers do not face the daunting climb up steep stairs when beginning their journey, just a nice stroll up the ramp.

For the airline, the Aviramp suggests a new dimension of guaranteed on-time turnaround.  The equipment removes any reliance on secondary high lift equipment for disabled passengers. 

Aviramp claims to be the world’s only provider of portable jet bridges.  Graham Corfield, Managing Director, devised the idea in 2009 and launched the product in 2010.  Since then Aviramp has been bought by a number of airports all over the world including France, Italy, Japan, Kuwait and the USA.   See the video   www.aviramp.com

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