airmale
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Weird Tilt Of Cabin Windows On Airbus?

Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:11 am

Why do the rear half of cabin wondows on the large Airbus aircraft tilt upwards?
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Demoose
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RE: Weird Tilt Of Cabin Windows On Airbus?

Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:23 am

Its because the floor towards the rear of the aircraft goes upwards, as far as i know this is to maximise the space underneath, in the cargo hold.

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EGGD
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RE: Weird Tilt Of Cabin Windows On Airbus?

Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:36 am

Yup demoose is right, I think... As far as I know they keep it so that their is still a uniform amount of space compared to the rest of the cargo compartment so they can fit more LD3 containers in. Because the aircrafts underneath curves upwards towards the tail so does the cargo compartment, and so, the cabin does too.

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airmale
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RE: Weird Tilt Of Cabin Windows On Airbus?

Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:57 am

According to a design of an A310 in 'Airlife' that is not the case.
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EGGD
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RE: Weird Tilt Of Cabin Windows On Airbus?

Sun Nov 17, 2002 6:08 am

why did you ask then?
 
airmale
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RE: Weird Tilt Of Cabin Windows On Airbus?

Sun Nov 17, 2002 6:45 am

Because its supposed to be for the reason that was given in the top two replies, I know that, but the illustration showed it as such that there was no need for the tilt.
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transswede
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RE: Weird Tilt Of Cabin Windows On Airbus?

Sun Nov 17, 2002 7:15 am

It is done to maximize cabin space, not cargo space.

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