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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 (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2994 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.

SJCguy

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User currently offlineSpitfire From France, joined Feb 2001, 801 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

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



Sabena ... Never to be forgotten (12 years already , what a shame !! )
User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2883 times:

To fit standard LD Containers in the undefloor compartment.

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2876 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 (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2670 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, 1248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2445 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, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/332844/M/

check out this photo !!!

rw774477





User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2400 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.

A.W.


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