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What Is This On The A330 Above The Door?  
User currently offlineAerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

Hi,

Does anyone know what these things are above the doors of the A330?.
They are lines which look like ridges.
You can see them here when you enlarge this photo-

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I thought that they could be some sort of clip to aid the docking of the passenger Jetway?

Thank-You,
AerLingus330

[Edited 2005-08-28 15:57:10]


Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5427 times:

Do you mean the "thingy at the door"?
It's a small metal channel that acts as a rain gutter when the door is open.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/2012844/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/98714/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/69682/
.

[Edited 2005-08-28 16:13:25]


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User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5348 times:

yup, i remember first seeing them on my first visit to the hangar, we were all trying to figure out these aerodynamic reasons for it, an when we asked we felt like right idiots!
As stated before, just so the hosties dont get wet when opening the door on rainy mornings!


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5343 times:

I have seen such things also at other airliners. Don't remember which, perhaps 737.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8463 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5337 times:
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As far as I recall, all airliners have them.


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User currently offlineAerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5284 times:

Thanks for your answers guys.
I thought it would be something complicated...lol.

I didnt really want to do a search because I didnt know what to look for.
Does this thing have a name?

AerLingus330



Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

Quoting Aerlingus330 (Reply 5):
I didnt really want to do a search because I didnt know what to look for.
Does this thing have a name?

To get the previous threads I posted in Reply 1, I did a search on "rain gutter" in the Civil Aviation (Archived) and Tech/Ops forums.

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5149 times:


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Quite effective on the B737.  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently onlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3395 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5142 times:

They are a little strip of metal stuck onto the fuselage above the door and all they do is keep water from dripping on anyone using the door while its raining, thats all. They are simple, cheap, and effective; and can be found on almost any airliner these days.


CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 8):
They are a little strip of metal stuck onto the fuselage above the door

Isn't it rivetted on.
regds
MEL



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