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User currently offlineYago From Iceland, joined May 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2456 times:

It seems the Embraer 170 family aircrafts have their own retractable boarding stairs but I always see them with outside stairs.

Why is that?

I always thought that having an aircraft with its own boarding equipment was more interesting from a financial point of view regarding the handling companies so they charge you less.

(sorry for my English)

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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3250 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2442 times:

About a year ago there was a similar topic about the Fokkers:

Fokker F 100 - Front Main Door (by 747SPA330MD11 Jun 20 2004 in Civil Aviation)

It comes down to a decision of the operating airline. Stairs are not free and add weight to the airplane. So it's a business decision depending on the intended use. Think it's the same with the Embraer.

User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 2421 times:

pretty much the same, and also the airports that the company will serve are in question.

There´s no need to have a "input" stair when U´r only landing at airports with fingers and gates to be used.

it comes down to the route one will fly, cargo needs, and airport to be used.

hope that answers your question.

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User currently offlineYago From Iceland, joined May 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 2409 times:

I thought all Embraer 170 carried the stairs, if they don't then what you both say make sense.

When I was dispatching flights for Air Littoral in Nice, we had some Fokker 70 and when they were parked in gates it was a pain because we had to install the fingers and it did reduce dramatically the rotation time.

So the CRJ700 has a bid advantage I think.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

I have only seen the demo aircraft with the airstairs. I guess no operators have taken the option.

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