Macc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1110 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6317 times:
I frequently see yellow/black stickers at aircraft doors when I board. Most of the time a couple of them on top of each other. They seem to be a kind of seal from maintenance which break up when the door would be opened. I just wondered what they stand for and why they are not removed but left there. It makes a strange view.
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Charliecossie From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 480 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6308 times:
As you give no real details, I will generalise.
Some airlines/countries require their aircraft secured when they spend the night at a foreign airport. The easiest way to do this is with a seal on the doors.
Why aren't they removed? Laziness.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14968 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6255 times:
Most of them also stick like the devil and are a bitch to remove (obviously you don't want a criminal to just unstick a seal, open the door and stick it back afterwards, so they are designed to rather break than to unstick).
GRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6250 times:
Yep, they are security at its best. When the flight crew arrives to an airplane and the seal is broken they know someone other than them has opened a part of the airplane (stickers are on all (cargo) doors, maintenance access doors and the like).
Now, the funny thing is that they are actually useless, at least at one airport I worked the ones who applied the stickers where the aircraft (inside/outside) cleaners and they were usually the ones working for leasing companies ("ISS" etc..) therefore being the ones with the lowest pay. The Crews of aircraft arriving at night where long gone while these cleaners did their job..
Undehoulli From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6116 times:
I've seen NetJets pilots put them on their airplanes. A little red sticker about 1" x 3" with an identification number printed on it. It's all about security. They even lock the aircraft doors and double-up with the sticker.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6094 times:
Out here They are used by the Security Department mainly when the Aircraft is parked for a long halt.If the Sticker is torn off.A detailed check is done for suspected tampering.
The Stickers when removed break up into pieces & are tough to take off at times,especially when it sticks to the corners of the door frames.
Whiskeyflyer From Ireland, joined May 2002, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6077 times:
On our ferry flights customs places them on all the doors and anything that looks like a door. The worst to remove are we found applied in India and Sweden.
We are having to look into the seals on the lavs etc in case objects placed behind the panels, this is a problem on older jets as they do not have the lovely big one piece formed units (the problem is some panels are low, so kids get at them in the lav, so what do you do when the seal is broken, we still discussing this issue........ sticker loose so divert immediately? maybe not)
777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 881 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5942 times:
Cruise ships have these stickers which is put on gift shops on board. Most of the time it's an official sticker of the government to where it's docked at during it's trip other than it's home country.
Like a US reg'ed cruise ship leaves from Mami, FL to St. Martin, you'd see a orange sticker on the gift shop doors saying it's illegal to conduct business while docked at this country and it will be removed on departure.
I know this because I had to get film for the camera back a long time ago and saw this.
AvionicMech From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 315 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5725 times:
Quoting A/c train (Reply 12): Hands up who takes the tissues out of the toilets on a wet day too wipe the door/fuse aperture before trying too stick the bloody things on!
Well I don't take them from the toilet because I have a stock in my van now because of the amount of times we have to put these silly stickers on. Even if you leave the aircraft for like 10 mins to go back to the office for something you have to put a sticker on.
It is us in Mx that puts the sticker on the door. There would not be enough people in security to put stickers on everytime we had to stick one over the door at an airport like LGW. The procedures do vary from airport to airport though, but I guess it probably best to not say much more than that on a public forum like this.
whoever secures the aircraft. When the security search is completed, authorized person (i.e. supervisor of cleaning crew) sign the security slip that the security search of the aircraft was completed, at what time, what is the aircraft fleet number, and that person seals the doors then. (at least here at ORD)