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A Stand, also referred to as a Gate, is a place-able structure that allows for the storage and servicing of planes by the airport. They can be bought in a variety of sizes.
General Information[edit | edit source]
Stands are only required to be attached to the terminal building if they are servicing commercial planes (sometimes with the use of jetways) and are not a remote stand, added to the default branch in the One Year Anniversary update. General Aviation (GA) planes do not need to be serviced in a stand attached to the terminal building.
Facilitation[edit | edit source]
Stands facilitate the
- Unloading (baggage if enabled);
- Refueling (if requested and enabled);
- Deicing (if requested and enabled);
- Servicing (if requested and enabled);
- Catering (if requested and enabled);
- Loading (baggage);
- Pushback (if plane is medium or large);
of their associated plane. If an aircraft specifies its request of any of the request-able services, you shall be paid for the use of each of the said request-able services.
Sizing[edit | edit source]
Three gates sizes are available.
Small gates accommodate General Aviation and small commercial flights. They do not have a taxiway - 5X7.
Medium gates accommodate medium commercial flights. They do have a taxiway - 10X10.
Large gates accommodate large commercial flights. They do have a taxiway - 16X16.
Servicing[edit | edit source]
All stands require a service road connection to deliver services. If enabled, GA aircraft may request refuelling. Fuel is sent in a fuel truck to the gate.
Commercial flights can also (if enabled in Operations) accept baggage. A baggage truck will move bags to and from the aircraft. The stand should be close to a fuel depot and baggage bay so that turnarounds are quick and efficient.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
The small stands use 2 ramp agents, the medium stands use 4 ramp employees and the large stands use 6 ramp agents to service aircraft.
Remote Stands[edit | edit source]
Remote stands were added in the One Year Anniversary update and can allow commercial flights to not be next to the terminal.
Creating a Remote Stand[edit | edit source]
- Place a stand (any size, type, etc) away from any terminals.
- Connect with service road to normal utilities and terminal exit with boarding desk. Connect the taxiways and runway(s) as usual.
- At terminal exit, place a shuttle bus stop and connect it to the stand. Note: You do not need a shuttle bus stop at the stands, the bus will park in the stand, much like other service vehicles
- Place a service car stop next to the terminal, and connect it to the stand as well. These are required so that ramp agents can get to the stand for turnaround services.
- In Economy -> Procurement, purchase an airside shuttle bus and service car. Ensure you have a vehicle depot/parking lot for this.
- If it is a medium or larger stand, do not forget a pushback and stairway vehicle!
- You now have a remote stand ready!
TIP: Flights scheduled at remote stands will be given 45 extra minutes in the flight planner, to account for added travel times.