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AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?  
User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

Hello!

I was looking at AR photos, and found something interesting in this 727 pic:

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If you look closely enough, you'll see that the first 737 from the left, and the first 737 from the right, both have aft air stairs. My question is: can anyone give me the registrations of those 737's that had aft air stairs and flew for Aerolineas?

thanks very much!!!

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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8527 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3297 times:
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No 737's have aft stairs,its just some 'stuff' on the ground,stairs or other equipment.

Rgds

BA319-131



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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Sorry to correct you, A319-131, but B737s do have aft stairs, at least the -100 and -200 did. Here's a better photo of a Lufthansa B737-100 with aft airstairs:

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Yet I can't help you with the registrations of the AR 737s  Sad


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

..."Ba319-131" I meant to write, sorry again.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Actually, there are several 737's with the built-in aft airstairs. Several airlines, such as Alaska, US Air [Piedmont], and then whomever received their aircraft after them such as Eastwind, etc. operated with the aft stairs.


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User currently offlineLima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

Hi Jj,

Aerolineas had two B737-287C, Combi aircraft. One was for sure LV-JND (Ciudad de Comodoro Rivadavia). If you look at this picture you see the aft door is different. The other 737 I don't remember, perhaps someone else do.


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For a period in the 1980's they were used on milk run services to Patagonia.

Regards,

Lima


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

The 731's that we had at CO all had an aft Emergency Air Stair.


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User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

This cargo baby also have an aft stair.


It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

Thanks a lot. The two there must be the two -200combi's?

Thanks again for your help. I really like the 737 with aft air stairs...


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

Well I'll be flopped on the ground and stomped! They say you learn something new every day and today I learned that there were integral airstairs on some 737s. I'd never seen them before.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3046 times:

Uhh very clever of me to forget the picture!
Here it comes:


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It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 721 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3039 times:

The other 737-287C was LV-JNE, written off on November 20, 1992.
Other operators of 737 planes with built-in rear airstairs include:
Wien Air Alaska

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MarkAir

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Aloha

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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8527 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3025 times:
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Sorry guys,should never reply to topics when i've had a few too many Jim Beam's.

I,in my slightly 'piss*d' state,got aft and rear stairs confused.

Best wishes to all.Happy Easter.

Rgds

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User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

Thanks for your help! Will try to get on the only one remaining some way... too bad the other one caught fire at San Luis  Sad

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

You had the option of either forward or aft stairs.

The forward ones just folded up and hydralically slid under the front door, a pretty typical system.

The aft ones fold themselves up against the door which then pivits upwards to close.

There was only one 737-200 QC that didn't have stairs at Alaska, N741AS if memory serves.



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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

Air California had them, too:


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The first one shows the integral rear airstair. The second photo shows the closed rear door on those planes. Much larger than usual, and no window.


User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

I had no idea. Neat-o.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2908 times:


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Notice how the doors on the 737-100 aircraft are different than those of a 737-300 (Look at L2 doors only)


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

Our 737-100s (all ex-LH and PE) had the rear airstair that were built into the door. It was a weird looking contraption, and was activated by pulling a red handle through a horizontal track, and the door would flop down, and the stairs would unfold section by section. Last flight I took on one of those beasts was in '99 EWR-RDU-EWR for a round of golf. The flight attendant at 2L was having a hard time opening the door up, and I went back and we tried our damndest to move that handle, but I guess it was jammed. Finally, the Captain (on 757s now), a good friend of mine, and former football player like myself, came back and all three of us pulled on the handle so hard that when it finally released, we were all thrown back into the 2R doorway! Pretty funny experience, I think that was the last time they ever used that airstair, because we wrote it up as inop and, as they were only a few weeks from retirement, nobody ever bothered to replace it.

The newer models only had the airstair at 1L (folded into the belly), that setup was probably not even an option on the models after the -200. I'm sure the thing was pretty damn heavy!


User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

I understand that newer Combi versions have a similar stair to the forward door?

User currently offlineUk_dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2593 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Are there still any intact 737-100s sitting anywhere (or flying, even), apart from the ex-NASA one???

Locations if poss......


User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

I think Aero Continente of Peru has one flying, or had it not so long ago?

User currently offlineMikeclod From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

I've seen similar setup's on DC-9s, (forward/left side) is it common on those also?
Mikeclod


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