Standards [CURRENT]

DIN EN 12312-4
Aircraft ground support equipment - Specific requirements - Part 4: Passenger boarding bridges; German and English version EN 12312-4:2014

Title (German)

Luftfahrt-Bodengeräte - Besondere Anforderungen - Teil 4: Fluggastbrücken; Deutsche und Englische Fassung EN 12312-4:2014


This European Standard specifies health and safety requirements, as well as some functional and performance requirements, for passenger boarding bridges (PBB) intended for passenger embarking/disembarking of all aircraft types commonly in service in civil air transport. The minimum essential criteria are considered to be of primary importance in providing safe, serviceable, economical and practical PBB. Deviations from the recommended criteria should occur only after careful consideration, extensive testing, risk assessment and thorough service evaluation have shown alternative methods or conditions to be satisfactory. This European Standard is a Type C standard as stated in EN ISO 12100. This European Standard specifies the technical requirements to minimize the hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during the commissioning, operation and maintenance of passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) when used as intended, including misuse reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer, when carried out in accordance with the specifications given by the manufacturer or his authorized representative. It also takes into account some requirements recognized as essential by authorities, aircraft and ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturers as well as airlines and handling agencies. This standard applies to: apron-drive bridges; fixed-head bridges (also referred to as nose-loaders) or pedestal bridges; suspended bridges, for embarking/disembarking of passengers. It shall be applied to the part between terminal building and aircraft. This standard does not apply to: elevating lounges; passenger stairs; other form of aircraft access equipment; automatic PBB positioning. This standard does not establish requirements for hazards caused by noise and vibration. This part of EN 12312 is not applicable to PBBs which were manufactured before the date of publication of this standard by CEN. It is intended to use this part of EN 12312 in conjunction with prEN 1915-1:2010, EN 1915-2, EN 1915-3 (for vehicles) and EN 1915-4.

Edition 2014-07
Original language German , English
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