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Weird Tilt Of Cabin Windows On Airbus?  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Why do the rear half of cabin wondows on the large Airbus aircraft tilt upwards?


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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

Its because the floor towards the rear of the aircraft goes upwards, as far as i know this is to maximise the space underneath, in the cargo hold.

DEM



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Yup demoose is right, I think... As far as I know they keep it so that their is still a uniform amount of space compared to the rest of the cargo compartment so they can fit more LD3 containers in. Because the aircrafts underneath curves upwards towards the tail so does the cargo compartment, and so, the cabin does too.

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Dan


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

According to a design of an A310 in 'Airlife' that is not the case.


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

why did you ask then?

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Because its supposed to be for the reason that was given in the top two replies, I know that, but the illustration showed it as such that there was no need for the tilt.


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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

It is done to maximize cabin space, not cargo space.

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