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Airbus Window Questions  
User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 749 posts, RR: 1
Posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

I have noticed that on the A330/A340, the windows in the rear of the aircraft seem to curve upward toward toward the tail. On larger Boeing aircraft, such as the 767, 777, 747, the windows remain level with the 'cheatline'. Why is this? Is it for structural reasons or what? I will be surprised if anyone can answer this question!

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User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

The fuselage narrows towards the rear. To get maximum use of the cargo area under the rear cabin floor area, the cabin floor must be raised. Another way you will notice that the fuselage gets narrower towards the rear, is the seating (at least in our A330's) goes from 2/4/2 to 2/3/2 at row 42. As a passenger comfort, the window line changes as well.

The gradual rise in the cabin floor is preferable to a step.

Hope that helps.

Best Regards,


User currently offlineCricri From France, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

Really impressive Buff...

User currently offlineDC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

does anyone have a pic that clearly shows this rise in window level? i know that the A330/340 do not sit level, meaning that there is a slight nose down attitude on the ground...

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