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User currently offlineSamair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 210 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

aircraft doors how do they work and how heavy are they?
thanks sam air


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User currently offlineTroubleshooter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 423 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Most doors in pressurised areas on todays airliners are "plug-type" doors. That means the opening area is smaller than the door area. When the door is closed it is held in position by door stops and lock bolts. The higher pressure inside the cabin presses the doors in their frame. A rubber seal is used to prevent leakage. Door open/close and locking mechanism vary from type to type. Doors an big aircrafts are very heavy. But I don´t know an exact weight.

Hope my answer gives you a rough idea. I know it was held very general. If you have more specific questions, please let me know. I´m sure some people here will be able to answer, too.



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User currently offline320tech From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined May 2004, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

Your question is a little too general to give a decent answer. The A320 pax door lifts up to clear door stops, then swings out on a support arm. The 767 lifts up into the ceiling area. Lots of variation, no simple answer. What sort of info are you looking for?


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User currently offlineSamair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

erm lets say the 737 how do the doors on that a/c work and how heavy are they and are they hard to open?
Thanks,
Sam air



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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Quoting Samair (Reply 3):
erm lets say the 737 how do the doors on that a/c work and how heavy are they and are they hard to open?


To close the door, you have to press a button on the arm holding the door to the fuselarge, and then pull a handle located on the panel of the door.

You then have to turn the handle clockwise to close and lock the door.

To open, you turn the handle anti clockwise, and push the door out at the same time.

Not that hard to open/close, I prefer the Airbus doors, you can literally use one finger to slide open the door, it just glides along the supports!

Simon.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2464 times:

Quoting Airplanepics (Reply 4):
I prefer the Airbus doors, you can literally use one finger to slide open the door, it just glides along the supports!

The A320 doors also have Pneumatic assist in Emergency compared to the B737s.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineIcelandair From Iceland, joined Jun 2005, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

What about those on a 757??


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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

As for the weight and dimensions of the door assemblies:

707, 727 & 737: 126 pounds, 37" X 72"

747: 195 pounds, 42" X 69"

767: 96 pounds, 44" X 75"


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Quoting Icelandair (Reply 6):
What about those on a 757??

Same doors as the 737 I believe.



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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

757 is a heavier door than on a 737. The 757 door has 14 stops and 4 roller cams for locking.

757 #1 Passenger door, L/H is 30" wide X 65" high and weighs 314 pounds.


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 9):

757 #1 Passenger door, L/H is 30" wide X 65" high and weighs 314 pounds.

So is smaller than the 737?



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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

The #2 Passenger door on the 757 is 33" X 66" and weighs 182 pounds.

A trivial fact, the Main Entry Door on the 707, 727 and 737 are interchangeable*.

*-One dash number onlt of the 50-7945.


User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Some (okay, all) of the weights quoted seem... odd. Miamiair, are you sure about all these? Surely the 757 L1 door doesn't weigh two and a half times that of a 737's? (And surely it's taller than 5'5"  Wink)

Rich


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

The data I have provided comes from the Boeing CMM's. I will admit the 757 L1 door seems a bit high.

User currently offlineBwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

The 757 doors have power assisst when armed. How we laughed when I opened the door on the sim and didn't let go and got dragged out of the sim!!

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