Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
F100 Airstairs  
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3976 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3044 times:

Hey

I noticed that F100s seem to have two different types of exit/airstairs:

#1 - Built in airstairs, drop-down door


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © T.Ashoori-Iranian Spotters



#2 - No airstairs, slide-to-the-side door


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Michael Fritz



Were these customer options? Or do older F100s have different door arrangements to newer ones? Is one arrangement more popular than the other? Can the drop-down door F100s be connected to airbridges?

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5947 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2994 times:

Yep, customer option.
KLM Cityhopper has bird with both types of doors, due to them originally being delivered to 2 different customers.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2967 times:

ERJ's are the same way.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Marty McGuire
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Willson Moss



Airstairs for those who park the type on hard stands and usually don't use jetways for them, and sliding doors for those who generally use the jetways.



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2878 times:



Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
Can the drop-down door F100s be connected to airbridges?

I don't see why not. You can put a jetbridge up to a CRJ and they have drop down doors. For the CRJ, all you need is an adapter which is basically a plank with railings. I'm sure the arrangement would be the same on a F-100.


User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2822 times:



Quoting Bohica (Reply 3):
I don't see why not. You can put a jetbridge up to a CRJ and they have drop down doors. For the CRJ, all you need is an adapter which is basically a plank with railings. I'm sure the arrangement would be the same on a F-100.

Also, the handrails on the stairs need to be able to be lowered. But I'm sure they do on the F-100s with stairs.


User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2731 times:



Quoting Bohica (Reply 3):
I'm sure the arrangement would be the same on a F-100.

I think I've seen it done somewhere - but can't remember where or which operator (probably KLM)

The additional challenge with the F100 is that the steps actually are moulded into the entry vestibule, so the adapter would have to reach not just to the door sill, but further into the vestibule to complete the span (the first pic above shows the general arrangement of the steps quite well).


User currently offlineAirbuster From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 454 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

KLC has both types of F100, all F70 have air stairs. Comes down to customer preference, as KLC's fleet is made up of F100 that come from all over the place they have the 2 types. With the air stairs to connect to an air bridge you put down the door, fold the handrails and install a floorboard for the gap over the location of the first step to create a level floor to access the bridge. Easy!


FLY FOKKER JET LINE!
User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2678 times:



Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
Can the drop-down door F100s be connected to airbridges?

I've been on many KL F100s (and F70s) with built-in airstairs which boarded from bridges. I think U.S. customers (AA and US) ordered them with the sliding door option and no airstairs since they mainly used them at airports equipped with bridges. On the other hand, at AMS all KL CityHopper flights using the F100s and F70s normally park at remote stands served by buses so the airstairs are very useful and avoid the need for a set of portable stairs at each of the 30 or 40 parking stands used by those flights.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic F100 Airstairs
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
EMB-170 Airstairs posted Sun Sep 2 2007 21:56:51 by Cancidas
Fokker F100 Training posted Wed Aug 2 2006 07:40:29 by Inbound
Boeing 757 Integral Airstairs posted Wed May 3 2006 18:14:03 by Cancidas
Forward Airstairs posted Wed Apr 26 2006 05:58:23 by Dc863
Airstairs On A330? posted Wed Jan 11 2006 09:06:28 by Saintsman
Whats The Purpose Of This Light? (F100) posted Sat Sep 24 2005 00:12:24 by SkyWestFan
Airstairs posted Tue Mar 15 2005 01:46:53 by Ryan h
A Few Questions About The F100 posted Fri Oct 29 2004 18:11:11 by LCH
Did All DC-9s Have Rear Airstairs As Std Equip? posted Thu Jul 29 2004 08:35:20 by MD-90
F100 And Take-off Flaps posted Sat Jan 17 2004 05:20:21 by Ejaymd11

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format