F3 A380 Reconfiguration
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA)
This reconfiguration allows for an A380 aircraft (Group 6) to be accommodated on the new Concourse F. At the time of construction, no gate on Concourse F could accommodate the A380, and it was the desire of the Department of Aviation to have the ability to have a Group 6 aircraft gated on Concourse F. Gate F3 was chosen as the best location; however, both the terminal and air-side areas required improvements. The air-side improvements to Gate F3 included an addition of a second loading bridge and relocation of the aircraft lead-in line.
Concourse improvements included a new vertical transportation core and tie-in to the CBP sterile corridor, additional millwork for the new bridge, and extension of the concourse level sterile corridor to tie-in to the new vertical transportation core. The vertical transportation core included a stairway, elevator, and an escalator.