Nethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted
Sun Feb 8 2004 16:29:29 UTC (12 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2130 times:
Very interesting post.
I love the 3 different exit-doors types of 767-300! So kewl!!
Let's just blame it on yields.
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3185 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted
Sun Feb 8 2004 16:43:05 UTC (12 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
The different sized exit doors on the A340's could be due to the fact that one is a -200 and the other a -300.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Sun Feb 8 2004 16:56:42 UTC (12 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2034 times:
It'a a customer specified option depending on the seating config as well as a FAA/CAA, etc requirement for evacuation.
If it's a tour operator....then generally they will need the full double sized doors for compliance.
Since aircraft tend to switch hands..particularly through lessors..then you occassionaly see this.
I beleive all the initial test aircraft from the 330/340 programme were equipmed with eight 'full size' doors. It's likely it one of those aircraft.
And they are both -300's.
For Boeing, they all comply with evacuation requirments and is strictly a airline preference.
ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted
Sun Feb 8 2004 17:00:38 UTC (12 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
I've also noticed this on A330s
Both these are -200s - I always thought it might be something to do with the config of the aircraft. The MON 332 is very high density, whilst the LH is lower density. Maybe a bigger exit is needed for more pax???? (For evacuation)
I have always wondered this as well so look forward to responses.
John [Edited 2004-02-08 17:02:14]
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted
Sun Feb 8 2004 17:15:57 UTC (12 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1964 times:
Virgin Atlantic also has this different 3-doors on their A340-300s:
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On a side note, this difference is noted on their Safety Cards as the 343 card with the pink top is the type with a smaller door 3, while the 343 card with the orange top is the main-type door 3.
Many 757s (NWA, for example) have different configurations that have different wing doors.
"She Flew For What We Stand For"
AV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted
Sun Feb 8 2004 17:33:07 UTC (12 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
"To fly or not to fly there is no question!"