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prБДС EN 12312-4:2021

Aircraft ground support equipment - Specific requirements - Part 4: Passenger boarding bridges

General information

40.60     Mar 18, 2021

45.99    Jun 23, 2022



European Standard


Appropriate for SMEs


This document 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 document applies to:
a) apron-drive bridges;
b) fixed-head bridges (also referred to as nose-loaders) or pedestal bridges;
c) suspended bridges,
for embarking/disembarking of passengers. It is applicable from the interface with the terminal building, which can be movable, e.g. on two levels to separate arrival and departure level to the connection with the aircraft including fixed tunnels.
This document does not apply to:
d) elevating lounges;
e) passenger stairs;
f) other form of aircraft access equipment;
g) autonomous PBB positioning.
No extra requirements on noise and vibration are provided other than those in EN 1915 3:2004+A1:2009 and EN 1915-4:2004+A1:2009.
NOTE EN 1915-3:2004+A1:2009 and EN 1915-4:2004+A1:2009 provide the general GSE vibration and noise requirements.
This part of EN 12312 is not applicable to PBBs which were manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.
This part of EN 12312 when used in conjunction with EN 1915 1:2013 and EN 1915 2:2001+A1:2009 provides the requirements for PBBs.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)

Life cycle


БДС EN 12312-4:2014


prБДС EN 12312-4:2021
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Mar 18, 2021

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Adopted from prEN 12312-4