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Rear Windows In Airbus Widebodies Curve Upwards?  
User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

Why is this, on the A340, A330, A310 and A300 the windows in the back curve upward. Does the floor inside curve up as well? I've flown in an A340 and didn't notice it at all.


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User currently offlineSpitfire From France, joined Feb 2001, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

Affirmative, the floor curves upward aswell on A340 and A330.

Sabena ... Never to be forgotten (12 years already , what a shame !! )
User currently offlineSetjet From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Mar 2002, 1169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

To fit standard LD Containers in the undefloor compartment.

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2566 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

Setjet is absolutely correct. From the inside it is hardly felt at all except when you are pushing a trolley !!

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

As the floor and windows don't actually "curve" upward, it would probably be more correct to say that they incline upward from a breakpoint close to the rear of the wing. That tedious verbage aside, the Ilyushin Il-86 airliners are designed similarly. I can remember seeing scale models of these airliners thinking someone messed up on installing the decals before I saw the real thing(s)...jack

all best; jack
User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

It's visible on the inside, too. On a Lufthansa A-340 recently, I could see a bit of an angle along the line of overhead bins.

User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2928 times:


check out this photo !!!


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

Although it's not quite visible in that photo, it is noticeable on the outside and inside of the aircraft. You also notice it when walking back and forth in the cabin.


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