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A380--Mechanical Door Opening?  
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Hi all,
I saw this video on Google:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3286325412142013280
and noticed that after the door handle was moved up, a button could be pushed that would open the door mechanically (and the reverse for closing the door).

This is the first time I have heard of such door operation. Will this be standard on the A380? If so, will it be standard for all doors, or just the main boarding doors (and what doors would those be)?

-Will


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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

Wasnt it mentioned in another A380 thread that the A320 had a similiar system on a couple of its doors?

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

Quoting SafetyDude (Thread starter):
This is the first time I have heard of such door operation

I believe the 767 has this (or a similar system) fitted - I have seen it used on BY B763s before.



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User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Must have been in FXW . The guy says something like
" mal kucken wann er dann einrastet" (lets see when it (door) locks in place/engages )

Regards
jush



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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 2):
I believe the 767 has this (or a similar system) fitted - I have seen it used on BY B763s before.

Along with the DC-10 and MD-11. Powered doors are usually used on up-and-over type doors, where the door slides upward inside the roof of the fuselage. On the 767-200 door 1L is powered. On the -300, 1L and 2L are powered. I'm not too sure about the other doors though....


User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 259 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2888 times:
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Ok, I checked the AMM for the A380, and in the Doors paragraph, it is indeed mentioned that they are electrically operated (all of them).

Even though there would be an electrical shutdown, they are easily operated by hand.

Quoting Jush (Reply 3):
Must have been in FXW

Looks like the Jean-Luc Lagardère factory behing in Toulouse, where A380s are made Big grin



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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 2):
I believe the 767 has this (or a similar system) fitted - I have seen it used on BY B763s before.

Sorry, I should have clarified that this is the first time I've heard of the mechanical door for the A380, not planes in general.  Wink

-Will



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