Ladies and gentlemen,
I'm thinking in particular of British regional airports here. I'm interested to know how aircraft are guided on to stand around the country. At LBA, we have two airbridge stands each equipped with APIS. On the other seventeen stands, a marshaller guides each aircraft on to the correct spot, even though there are yellow taxi lines on each stand and all parking is nose-in (except when it is very windy). I believe the provision of the marshaller is to assist pilots in dark or wet conditions when the apron markings become indistinct.
Having been to Edinburgh recently, it appears all stands are equipped with some form of automatic guidance. Might be called AGNIS, I can't remember. I certainly don't remember seeing any marshallers. Very impressive. How's it done at the likes of Bristol, Cardiff, Newcastle etc. ?