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Lighted Handrails On MD-90 And 717  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6536 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

From what I heard, the lighted handrails on the MD-90 and 717 were a safety feature. If this were true, how come this never caught on with Boeing and/or Airbus? The 737NG (original interior, not Sky Interior) and 753 were offered with a handrail as an option, but does not have any lighting behind it. Boeing bought McD and could have incorporated it into the 737NG/753 handrail.

Also, when DL installed the bin extensions on the MD-90s, the lighted handrails have been removed.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25338 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

Unless it's a regulatory requirement, things like that just increase maintenance costs.

[Edited 2012-06-07 16:42:11]

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