Dl727-200adv From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 150 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2710 times:
This morning I was passing through IAD & had about an hour and a half to kill so I spent my time watching the activity on the ramp. I observed two United maintenance guys working on the right rear passenger door of a UAL 777. For over an hour they kept opening and closing the door dozens of times. I am wondering if anyone has any idea what the problem would have been with the door? I know the 777 has somewhat unusual passenger doors. What are the major differences between the 777 passenger doors and those on other similar aircraft? Are the 777 doors “plug” type doors? Are the 777 pax. doors more trouble to maintain than those on other aircraft?
SA-JET From South Africa, joined May 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2596 times:
I'm certainly no authority on the technical side, but I do know-777 doors are indeed plug doors, and that the instructions from the airlines stressed the importance of designing a door that is VERY easy to operate both for cabin crew and technical staff. Maybe there was a problem with the door latching mechanism? bottom-line, easy to maintain door. Hope this helps?
Yaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
I disagree with Mech@lax, 777 doors "are" plug type. There is alot of monkey motion in these doors but the same can be said of 767 doors or A320 etc. These doors do not normally go out of rig in service, unless they're damaged by a service truck or jetway. The most common problem is a "door not locked" indication in the cockpit which can usually be traced to an electrical problem such as a prox. switch.