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Rear Airstair Question On DC-9,MD-80,90 And 717 Ac  
User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

Which airines that own DC-9, MD-80, MD-90 and 717 aircraft still have the rear airstairs? Does air tran have them on their DC09s and their new 717s. How about on TWA's 717s and their MD aircraft along with Legend's DC-9s?


"FUIMUS"
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User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

All DC-9 and MD-80/90 series aircraft originally manufactured with airstairs (which they all were, I believe) still have them. I am unaware of any airline requesting these be deleted, or that it was an option to do so. The 717 is the first in this series of aircraft (BASIC design) NOT to have the rear airstairs, unless I am mistaken.

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

Does the 717 really not have rear airstairs? What a shame. I'd have thought that in keeping with the 717's rugged, go to any airport image, it'd have airstairs so that pax could board the aircraft without a stairs from the ground.

User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

I believe they all have them, as deleting them, especially from the older models, would disrupt the integrity of the aircraft. The rear airstair is what made the DC-9 able to serve any small scale airport.

Iflewrepublic.



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User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4053 times:

Hey guys; I found out throught www.twa.com that the airline's DC-9s, MD-80s, and 727s do have the air stairs but their 717 does not have the air stairs   Very sad.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineB777UA From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

That is ture about the DC-9s, and only the -30 on up have the rear Stairs, but all of them have the fold out Stairs that deploy when the pax door is opened, if there are no Jetways. I thought that would be some help

User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3474 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

>That is ture about the DC-9s, and only the -30 on
>up have the rear Stairs, but all of them have the
>fold out Stairs that deploy when the pax door is
>opened, if there are no Jetways. I thought that
>would be some help

No AA aircraft have the forward door fold out stairs. Ex-QQ aircraft have the stairs, but they have been disabled.



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