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User currently offlineSunCEO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 359 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

I was just wondering have airbus industrie ever launched a plan to include airstairs with their aircraft like with the 737 a/c. Or do they in fact have a customer option to include airstairs?


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

The A319CJ does have this option, but as far as i know no other A32X, or infact anyother AI aircraft have this option. The problem with the A32X aircraft over the 73X aircraft is that it's a lot taller, therefore any integral airstairs will be longer, larger, and therefore heavier and bulkier, which is bad.

User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

the A319CJ has airstairs as an option

User currently offlineBestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 8667 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

Which is one reason why the low cost brigade have not gone for the A320 family!

Airbus ARE working on intregrating airstairs into the A319, if they can convince a low cost carrier to buy them!

The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

Maybe, but have you SEEN the integral airstairs for the A319CJ? They're HUGE! Those things must be very heavy, and take up a lot of room. The A32X's height is a big disadvantage to potential low cost operators. Not only do they have to have a airbridge, or seperate steps, but they can't just open a cargo door at the last minute and chuck a bag or two on.

User currently offlineA320FO From Austria, joined Oct 2000, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

Actually, airstairs are available not only for The CJ, but for the entire A320-family. My operating manual has one of those many "intentionally left blank" pages with the title "airstairs", as we don't have them installed.


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