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Differences In CRJ Cabin Door Handle?  
User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1611 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4604 times:

I am frequently around CRJs and have noticed differences in the handle used to open the main cabin door from the outside. The design I am most familiar with involves pushing in on a flap and then lifting the handle up to open the door, similar to doors on Airbus aircraft. Examples of this design are immediately below. There is another design, seen at the bottom, which seems to be similar to the handle on the cargo and catering doors. Why are there two different designs? Customer preference? Improved design added to newer aircraft?


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User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

Quoting KingAir200 (Thread starter):
Improved design added to newer aircraft?

The door designed was revised. Someone figured out how to build a better mousetrap.



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User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1611 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4532 times:

Quoting Lowrider (Reply 1):
The door designed was revised. Someone figured out how to build a better mousetrap.

Ah. OK. Thanks for the response.



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User currently offlineDH8PU From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 weeks ago) and read 4528 times:

The CRJ door has been constantly undergoing modification and improvement.

The Phase 3 door which is installed on CRJ100s (At least they are here at Jazz) is similar to the service door or baggage door as you had mentioned. Opening the door requires you to "pop" the external handle, which also opens the vents in the door, then turning the handle to fully unlatch the door. To close the door the F/A uses the power assist, then pushes down on the handle. HOWEVER the external handle is still out and has to be stowed either by a ground crew member or by the F/A stowing the handle via the plunger located on the top stair.

The Mod 4 door which is installed on the CRJ200 and CRJ705 (Again here at Jazz) consists of the one handle that you just pull up on to open the door no rotating required. Big advantage of this door is that when the F/A pushes down on the inside handle this fully seals the door so no waiting for ground crew to stow the handle.



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User currently offlineStrathpeffer From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4516 times:

They modified the galley door handles too, didn't they? At least they did inside.

PJ



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4501 times:

Quoting DH8PU (Reply 3):

Another difference between the two doors is that the Phase 3 door has 6 pins that latch into the door frame, where the Phase 4 door only has 4 pins

Quoting Strathpeffer (Reply 4):
They modified the galley door handles too, didn't they? At least they did inside.

I haven't payed attention recently, I'll have a look when I go into work again. I know for a fact the improved "single motion" doors are on the 700, but I don't know if these new doors were installed on 200's.



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User currently offlineDH8PU From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4476 times:

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 5):
Another difference between the two doors is that the Phase 3 door has 6 pins that latch into the door frame, where the Phase 4 door only has 4 pins

You absolutely right!.

Quoting Strathpeffer (Reply 4):
They modified the galley door handles too, didn't they? At least they did inside.

On our CRJ100/200s you rotate the handle clockwise to open the door on the CRJ705s you rotate the handle anti-clockwise. As well the CRJ100/200 does have an external handle stowage plunger where as the CRJ705s do not.



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