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A340-300 Different Sized Exits  
User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1361 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

If you blow this picture up to "Large" you'll notice that the China Eastern A343 has a smaller sized 3rd exit than the Air France A343 which has a larger 3rd exit??? Is this like the 763's having (3) different exit sizes, it's based on the customers seating arrangements?


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Here are the (3) different 763 exit config's:


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User currently offlineNethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Very interesting post.
I love the 3 different exit-doors types of 767-300! So kewl!!  Big grin



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1783 times:
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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.

JBLU


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1733 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.


User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

I've also noticed this on A330s


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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]


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1663 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.

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-Will



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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

"JBLUA320"

They are both -300's



"SafetyDude"

Yeah I've noticed the two different NWA 75's also:


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