1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6918 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4804 times:
I wonder, what particular aircraft types have a step up or down from the cockpit door? I know the 757 has a step down, while the 767, DC-10, MD-11, and ERJ-135/140/145 have a step up. The 717, 737, 747, A320 family, DC-9, MD-80/90, and CRJ family do not have a step.
So, what about the 707, 727, 777, 787, A300, A310, A330, A340, A380, L-1011, DC-8, and E-jets?
[Edited 2013-04-11 21:38:08]
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I certainly see what you're saying, but I don't often approach from the upper deck, so it's always been four steps up for me. Although, can we really count that since the steps also lead to the pilot's lav and crew rest (at least on CZ) first, and eventually then to the flight deck...
LH707330 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4173 times:
IIRC the 757 and 767 steps were put in place so they could share a similar cockpit geometry for the cross-rating. As to the 707, it was straight in (I'm building a model of one) like the 727/737. Starlionblue is right, the lower lobe on the 707 is about a foot deeper than on the 727 and 737. I also think the 757 has a different lower lobe, but I'm not exactly sure about the size difference.