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User currently offlineInTheSky74 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Does anyone know why they make the service doors (on a/c right) small and the entry doors (on a/c left) regular sized???


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User currently offlineEos757 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

I cannot speak specifically to the E-190. But what you observe is fairly common. You will see it on other aircraft too:

Left side is designed for boarding/deplaning, so the doors are larger.

Right side is most often used for catering/servicing of the aircraft. Less of a need to have large numbers of people going in/out.

Still of course, all doors are of the size to be useable for evacuation in an emergency.

User currently offlineTu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1477 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

There would be less strain on the fusulage (from the pressure) if the door was smaller, and since the starboard doors don't need to be large (as explained in reply #1) they just make them smaller. Big grin

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User currently offlineJetMARC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 597 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Smaller doors weigh less too!

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