Kansas City, Mo. – It’s a perfect fit in Kansas City International’s new airport terminal.
The KCI Build team performed the first gate fit check at the new terminal on Monday. The process is basically a walkthrough of everything that happens from the time the plane arrives at the airport to the time it pushes back from the gate for departure.
Training makes sure the design of the apron parking plane and the layout meets the requirements. They also check the boarding bridge connection for safety. Other procedures such as refueling, baggage handling and catering are also under review, according to Build KCI.
The crew used an Alaska Airlines plane painted in homage to Disney Pixar’s Toy Story to complete the inspection. Future checks will include airlines and other aircraft types to ensure that everything is operating smoothly.
Anyone can watch everything Gate pass inspection video provided by Ngagun KCI online.
When the process is completed, Build KCI crews will evaluate the results to determine if any changes are needed.
The city’s aviation department reported that the terminal is on budget and will be ready to open in early 2023.
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