I thought only the B747-100 had one emergency exit at the upper deck, on the right side and none on the left. This NW aircraft doesnt have emrgency exit on the left side, yet it is indicated to be a -200... Can some one explain ?
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2925 times:
Many 747-200s have only RH exit on upper deck...
Exit on both sides is an option, was available on 100s and 200s...
Was only required to increase passenger capacity on upper deck.
1 exit = maximum 19 occupants
2 exits = maximum 32 occupants
NWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2555 times:
It is a -200, all the -100 are now gone.
Your question about the 2 exits. The smaller one just over the Captains head is for the Flight Deck crew in an emergency. The other one is for Passengers seated in the Upper Deck. The exit for Passengers is not the 1st and best choice for evacuating the A/C.
THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5864 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
I thought that NW operated the -200's in a charter/holiday layout, ie. more passengers than normal. Wouldn't that require the extra emergency exit - or was the upper deck spared from the holiday seating?
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
Recognize a 747-100 from a 747-200 is a nearly impossible thing -
I an generally 99% correct when saying it is one or another, not by the looks, number of UD windows, or UD doors, but merely by what airline or registration... and then here or there, I am wrong. Even 747 pilots cannot be sure.
For me, the only certainty, is looking at the gage of the center wing tank on the flight engineer's panel - and read its capacity, all the rest is basically the same and could either be 100 or 200.
If there were 75 airlines ordering 747-100/200s, there are basically 75 different 100/200 series. The only real "experts" are airplane spotters, certainly not the pilots or mechanics...