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User currently offlineFlyATRs From France, joined Aug 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4876 times:
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Good Day,

I have a quick question regarding the built in stairs on the B737. Does all the B737 family (from -200 to -900) have the stairs on standart or is this a custom requirement from the airlines?



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User currently offline707guy From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4871 times:

I believe the airstairs are a per operator item. I know that DL's 732's used to have them but they were removed do to weight. Aircraft could carry more without them and the stairs were not needed since most airports now have jetways. I have seen them on a 733 that is a charter aircraft.

User currently offlineJoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

As mentined above, I remember reading a post a while ago stating they were a customer order..Sorta like winglets on the newer models.

Ryanair IIRC use them at most of their airports. Saves on wasting time finding a gate, connecting it then stowing it.

User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1601 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

Like a lot of other things electronic equipment,APU,engines etc.the stairs are optional too.My previous company was a charter company and those stairs were handy to escape from airport stair fees.But the current airline is a flag carrie with lots ofground equipment of its own so doesn't have it.Helps to reduce the airplane weight also.

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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2627 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

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User currently offlineFlyATRs From France, joined Aug 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4705 times:
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Thank you everyone for the kind answers!


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

Considering most Airports are Equipped with Grd Stairs.It might be preffered to drop off the excess weight.
Its common in Freighters to NOT have the Airstair Installed.
Depends on Company policy.

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