Nope. If it did, they'd have had to run the fuel lines and pneumatic ducts through the tail hinges...given that it only ever visits a very few airports, it was simpler just to remove the APU and use GSE carts.
Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9607 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3528 times:
Quoting seahawks7757 (Thread starter): It seems weird that the APU has a plug in it, does the aircraft even have an APU that it uses or is it just sealed?
Like Tom said, there's no APU. Since the airplane only has to operate at very few airports, they don't need an APU since they can use ground equipment. Routing fuel and pneumatic ducts through the hinge would have been quite difficult. The hinge with its hydraulic tubes and flight controls cables is already complicated enough.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!