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Why Are Catering Doors So Small?  
User currently offlineJacobCAL From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 197 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

It seems on most aircraft that the catering doors are much smaller, especially on MD-80's and DC-9's and even on the old 707's but the catering doors on the 737's and 757's are only a few inches shorter than the doors on aircraft left. Why dont they just use a normal door on aircraft right? Anybody know why???



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User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

As far as I know, on all of the newer aircraft coming off the line, the doors on the left are identical to those on the right, for passenger boarding/deplaning/evacuation ease, maintenance commonality, and crew familiarity. The smaller galley service doors, such as on the MD-80, were designed simply to fit a cart through in normal operations, and a person during an emergency.

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