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Slide/rafts On 737 MAX?  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Currently, the 737NG is the only Boeing or Airbus aircraft that does not offer slide/rafts as an option. However, with many carriers now flying 737s overwater, I was wondering, could Boeing offer them on the 737 MAX?


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User currently offlineMarkhkg From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
many carriers now flying 737s overwater

I think the door would need to be re-designed to handle the larger slide/raft pack, but my understanding is that the door design will remain the same. But ultimately air carriers would probably just do what they do with current 737s...stick a separate raft in the overhead ceiling.



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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4650 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

Quoting Markhkg (Reply 1):
I think the door would need to be re-designed to handle the larger slide/raft pack, but my understanding is that the door design will remain the same. But ultimately air carriers would probably just do what they do with current 737s...stick a separate raft in the overhead ceiling.

I agree. Also because they can only be put on the aircraft when required, and not on every single flight, which would mean increased fuel burn.



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