Plainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 846 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6903 times:
I noticed this image on the main page of the UPS website. All of their aircraft, as far as I am aware, have their big cargo doors on the left side. However, in the image, the doors are on the right.
It seems like the picture was simply mirrored with a neglect for the technical aspect (which few non-aviation fans would notice) but I have a couple questions. Are there any aircraft in existance with the door on the right side? Also, would there be any benefit to put the door on the other side, or to add a second door?
Tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6895 times:
Quoting Plainplane (Thread starter): All of their aircraft, as far as I am aware, have their big cargo doors on the left side. However, in the image, the doors are on the right.
The lower deck cargo doors are almost always on the left, because that's where they are on the passenger models (which almost always predate the freighter versions). That keeps the cargo loaders away from the jetways.
Upper deck cargo doors can go on either side...on a dedicated freighter, you don't worry about a jetway (or all the other support trucks) so you might get better efficiency by avoiding a conflict with the lower lobe cargo door.
Or...they just reversed the photo. For this particular plane, I don't know.
DreamsUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6833 times:
Just a thought...
I think this photo was reversed for one main reason, so that you can balance the photo correctly without having the wording on the right side of the picture, if this is an ad, then it would be more desirable to have the lettering match up with the left side of the picture than the right because we read left to right that is where your eye goes, then onto the aircraft. I only say that it was reversed because I have never seen a belt loader on that side.
But I might be completely off...
Do not abort a takeoff because a cockpit window pops open!
474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6742 times:
Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 1): The lower deck cargo doors are almost always on the left, because that's where they are on the passenger models (which almost always predate the freighter versions). That keeps the cargo loaders away from the jetways.
The only lower deck cargo door I have ever seen on the left hand side of the fuselage is the aft cargo door on the DC-10.
As launch customer for the Convair 240 to replace their DC-3s, AA maintained the right hand door requirement. I believe all Convair 240s had the right hand door. It moved to the more usual left side on the 340 and 440. I think the 240 was probably the last airliner built in any numbers with a right hand passenger door.
Soon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6564 times:
Most art directors flop images to accomodate layout and copy gallies and have no idea that it is incorrect...I had a client run (print) 10,000 brochure covers of a challerner jet stock photo he got...after I saw this, I noted to him it was incorrect...he then tried to mask the "f"up. Two weeks went buy he was fired and I was asked to shoot an air to air of clients new challenger. I have seen this many orther times...j
Patriotic maybe since Fokker was a Dutch company.
I believe only a hand-full Fokker 60's have been built. In general the Fokker 60 is a 'stretched' Fokker 50. The reason for having the main deck cargo door on the right hand sinde is unknown to me. I have no idea of the refueling point location.
2enginesonly From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6261 times:
The refueling panel is located just in front of the RH MLG.....it's a panel on the bottom side of the nacelle and hinges downwards to inboard.
The refuelingadapter is located below the RH wing just outboard of the nacelle ( approx 3ft ).
The reason for the cargodoor on the RH side is the paxdoor on the LH side. As you can see the RH fwd emergency door is located in the cargodoor and the main entry door is located on the same position on the LH side.
If they'd installed the cargodoor on the LH side then they had to change the LH and RH side of the fuselage and in this case only the RH side.
I've been working on the KLC Fokker 50 for 11 years so I know my way around these puppies
Brains From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6005 times:
I head through SDF fairly regularly jumpseating home. As of this time I have never seen a UPS 757 or any of their other aircraft with the main deck cargo door on the right. I know a 757 captain there I'll have to ask him for sure next time I see him.