tioloko100 From Australia, joined Jul 2012, 110 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6862 times:
9/11 changed many things from extra securities at airport to having Air marshals on board flights. Not long from now if the bill passes commercial aircraft in the US will be required to have a second for security purpose.
I guess this will make the cockpit safer but more cost for the industry.
dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2447 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6411 times:
Funny thing about the picture, it only shows one door. I guess this plane isn't one of the "many" that already have two as stated in the artical. I have not seen one that has the dual door or the wire mesh curtain thing they talk about.
pqdtw From Netherlands, joined Aug 2008, 151 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5636 times:
Delta's modified A330's with the flat bed seats already have the secondary cockpit door installed as part of the modification. One aircraft is finished (new internal designator 3L3, modified A333) and one is almost finished (new internal designator 3L2, modified A332).
theflcowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 404 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3364 times:
I thought the TSA was the be all end all of security? All terrorist attacks should be thwarted by their exceptional capabilities.
I am all for a second door if that means I non longer have to disrobe to get to my flight. Other than that, if they require a second door, they basically admit that the current security procedures are a waste.
LLA001 From Turkey, joined May 2005, 56 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
A revolving door should do the trick
I assume in the future airplane designs, there will be no access between the cockpit and the cabin for the best safety. Pilots would have their own external doors, their own wc's and rest areas, they would probably have to cook for themselves as well.
Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9157 posts, RR: 52 Reply 15, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
Congress should really let the FAA do its job and regulate safety rather than create laws based on emotion that may not be well thought out. Unfortunately, congress has forced the engineers at the FAA responsible for safety and certification to take furlough days instead of talking to them about improving the FARs.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
pqdtw From Netherlands, joined Aug 2008, 151 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1449 times:
You guys are missing the point.
The purpose of a secondary barrier is for the when the flight deck door needs to be opened in flight, eg. toilet break, crew rest, passing of items between flight deck and cabin. It's the same way some airport security fences work. For traffic going in and out, there is a holding area. The door is always locked on one side of the holding area, so that the flight deck cannot be breached by someone storming the door as its opened.