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Airbus Family Airstairs.

Thu Dec 27, 2001 8:31 pm

I was just wondering have airbus industrie ever launched a plan to include airstairs with their aircraft like with the 737 a/c. Or do they in fact have a customer option to include airstairs?

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RE: Airbus Family Airstairs.

Thu Dec 27, 2001 8:59 pm

The A319CJ does have this option, but as far as i know no other A32X, or infact anyother AI aircraft have this option. The problem with the A32X aircraft over the 73X aircraft is that it's a lot taller, therefore any integral airstairs will be longer, larger, and therefore heavier and bulkier, which is bad.
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RE: Airbus Family Airstairs.

Thu Dec 27, 2001 9:01 pm

the A319CJ has airstairs as an option
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RE: Airbus Family Airstairs.

Thu Dec 27, 2001 9:23 pm

Which is one reason why the low cost brigade have not gone for the A320 family!

Airbus ARE working on intregrating airstairs into the A319, if they can convince a low cost carrier to buy them!
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RE: Airbus Family Airstairs.

Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:02 pm

Maybe, but have you SEEN the integral airstairs for the A319CJ? They're HUGE! Those things must be very heavy, and take up a lot of room. The A32X's height is a big disadvantage to potential low cost operators. Not only do they have to have a airbridge, or seperate steps, but they can't just open a cargo door at the last minute and chuck a bag or two on.
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RE: Airbus Family Airstairs.

Fri Dec 28, 2001 2:35 am

Actually, airstairs are available not only for The CJ, but for the entire A320-family. My operating manual has one of those many "intentionally left blank" pages with the title "airstairs", as we don't have them installed.


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