n126dl From United States of America, joined May 2010, 138 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9068 times:
Just returned from SAV after sending my in-laws for two weeks in FRA via PHL with US. Saw an all-white 757 parked between Gulfstream and the FedEx ramp. Any ideas of why it might be there....from anyone who may be a southeastern spotter?
474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8632 times:
Quoting nwaesc (Reply 7): There are hasps (or loops) welded on either side of the seam, and you thread the lock through them. There's a tour group out of Detroit (Nomads?) that does the same thing with their A/C...
Ask as stupid question and get a ...!
Are these hoops, welded to either side of the seam, covered by a OEM service bulletin, STC or do all 757's have them?
thrufru From Marshall Islands, joined Feb 2009, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5477 times:
Locks on aircraft doors are not uncommon at all. They are frequently found on GA aircraft, less so on transport category equipment, though. My company padlocks all doors that are accessible from the ground (cargo and A & E bays) when the aircraft (738s or 734s) is left unaccompanied for any length of time. As the boarding doors, window exits and F/O's escape window need lifts or stairs to reach, they are considered secure.
Locks pass through a small loop that extends through the door handle preventing it from being pulled out and rotated. It is a very simple method. I am unfamiliar with any aircraft having the type of securing device (ie: a loop on the door and one on the fuselage) mentioned above.