ISO 16004:2005 specifies dimensional interface and unobstructed space requirements applicable to the aircraft mating section of either passenger boarding bridges or passenger transfer vehicles used at airports for boarding and disembarkation of passengers on the types of civil transport aircraft listed below. These types of aircraft have a door sill height greater than 2,0 m (80 in) above the ground. Lower aircraft usually do not require such means of access, and have not been taken into account.
Data was compiled and checked as to the exact location of such items on the most frequently used civil transport aircraft types (i.e. families of aircraft sub-types with the same fuselage design and the same general type designator, which potentially includes any future derivative aircraft with the same fuselage). These types include the following:
- AIRBUS INDUSTRIE: A300 / A310 / A318 / A319 / A320 / A321 / A330 / A340
- BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE: B717 / B727 / B737 / B747 / B757 / B767 / B777
- LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT: L1011
- McDONNELL DOUGLAS: DC9 / DC10 / MD11 / MD80 / MD90
It is not the intent of ISO 16004:2005 to specify any requirements applicable to aircraft design. Future aircraft types with a new fuselage should meet the main deck passenger doors requirements for interface with passenger boarding bridges or passenger transfer vehicles of ISO 7718, which would ensure their compatibility with the aircraft mating section of passenger boarding bridges or passenger transfer vehicles meeting the requirements of ISO 16004:2005.