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Dan Air 727-100 Oddities  
User currently offlineJc2354 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 589 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

Please note the photos of this Dan-Air 727:


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The aircraft does not have the standard right mid-cabin door, also has two exits at the rear of the aircraft.

Can anyone explain this configuration?

Thanks


If not now, then when?
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User currently offlinePiedmontbrat From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

If I'm looking at your second posted picture correctly, I see a mid cabin door on the right side of the aircraft along with two over wing emergency exits as well as a rear door just in front of the right engine.

User currently offlineJc2354 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 589 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

If you look at the rear of the aircraft, there are exit doors just forward of the engines (ala 727-200)


If not now, then when?
User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4030 times:
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They got those from JL. That was a specific configuration designed for high-density routes.


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User currently offlineMakeMinesLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

In reviewing the A.net database, I've found the rear doors are exclusive to Dan-Air's 727-46s only, and one photo indicates these are ex-JAL birds:


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Confirming that "46" is indeed a JL Boeing customer code


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would seem to indicate the aft doors were a JL-specific feature; however, some original JL aircraft in the database do not have the rear doors


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nor do those which went to carriers other than Dan-Air


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all of which leads to two conclusions:

1) JL ordered a handful with this configuration, or
2) Dan-Air had them installed after the fact

I assume the "why" has to do with either seating density or quick-turn requirements, since these are the typical factors which dictate the addition of exit (including over-the-wing) doors.


User currently offlineLonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5121 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

Dan-Air had the rear doors installed for high density operations. This installation was unique to Dan-Air.


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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1941 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3866 times:

This was simply to comply with CAA regulations. Quite similar to today's EASYJET's A319's that also are unique in having double overwing exits. Not by choice of the airline, but CAA regs.

User currently offlineNCLairport From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

Am I correct in thinking that the Dan Air Aircraft in the pictures above was the one destroyed in a crash in Tenerife??


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12773 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3685 times:
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User currently offlineRB211LTN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

The aircraft lost at Tenerife was G-BDAN. I used to work for Dan-Air and the girl that trained me lost a lot of friends on that flight. It made you realise that these things really do happen and can affect you on a very personal level. When I was with Dan-Air we had 3 727-100's, based at STN and BHX. Unfortunately they used to come to LGW and we had to work on them. They were the most dreadful heaps in the air. The central galley was a disaster and the jump seat in there only had a lap-strap, no full harness. I loved the 727-200 but the -100 was awful. I think they have all been scrapped now.


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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Dan Air certainly had there moneys worth out of them 727-100s, they were still operating in the late 80s, early 90s alongside the 200s.

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