Jj
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AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 3:34 am

Hello!

I was looking at AR photos, and found something interesting in this 727 pic:

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If you look closely enough, you'll see that the first 737 from the left, and the first 737 from the right, both have aft air stairs. My question is: can anyone give me the registrations of those 737's that had aft air stairs and flew for Aerolineas?

thanks very much!!!
 
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 3:45 am

No 737's have aft stairs,its just some 'stuff' on the ground,stairs or other equipment.

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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 3:52 am

Sorry to correct you, A319-131, but B737s do have aft stairs, at least the -100 and -200 did. Here's a better photo of a Lufthansa B737-100 with aft airstairs:

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Yet I can't help you with the registrations of the AR 737s  Sad
 
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 3:53 am

..."Ba319-131" I meant to write, sorry again.
 
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 3:56 am

Actually, there are several 737's with the built-in aft airstairs. Several airlines, such as Alaska, US Air [Piedmont], and then whomever received their aircraft after them such as Eastwind, etc. operated with the aft stairs.


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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 5:20 am

Hi Jj,

Aerolineas had two B737-287C, Combi aircraft. One was for sure LV-JND (Ciudad de Comodoro Rivadavia). If you look at this picture you see the aft door is different. The other 737 I don't remember, perhaps someone else do.


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For a period in the 1980's they were used on milk run services to Patagonia.

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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 5:55 am

The 731's that we had at CO all had an aft Emergency Air Stair.
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 6:04 am

This cargo baby also have an aft stair.
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 7:34 am

Thanks a lot. The two there must be the two -200combi's?

Thanks again for your help. I really like the 737 with aft air stairs...
 
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 1:21 pm

Well I'll be flopped on the ground and stomped! They say you learn something new every day and today I learned that there were integral airstairs on some 737s. I'd never seen them before.
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 6:35 pm

Uhh very clever of me to forget the picture!
Here it comes:


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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 7:02 pm

The other 737-287C was LV-JNE, written off on November 20, 1992.
Other operators of 737 planes with built-in rear airstairs include:
Wien Air Alaska

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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 8:13 pm

Sorry guys,should never reply to topics when i've had a few too many Jim Beam's.

I,in my slightly 'piss*d' state,got aft and rear stairs confused.

Best wishes to all.Happy Easter.

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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 10:49 pm

Thanks for your help! Will try to get on the only one remaining some way... too bad the other one caught fire at San Luis  Sad
 
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sat Apr 19, 2003 10:59 pm

You had the option of either forward or aft stairs.

The forward ones just folded up and hydralically slid under the front door, a pretty typical system.

The aft ones fold themselves up against the door which then pivits upwards to close.

There was only one 737-200 QC that didn't have stairs at Alaska, N741AS if memory serves.
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sun Apr 20, 2003 9:48 pm

Air California had them, too:


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The first one shows the integral rear airstair. The second photo shows the closed rear door on those planes. Much larger than usual, and no window.
 
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Sun Apr 20, 2003 10:47 pm

I had no idea. Neat-o.
 
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Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:28 am


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Notice how the doors on the 737-100 aircraft are different than those of a 737-300 (Look at L2 doors only)
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 4:56 am

Our 737-100s (all ex-LH and PE) had the rear airstair that were built into the door. It was a weird looking contraption, and was activated by pulling a red handle through a horizontal track, and the door would flop down, and the stairs would unfold section by section. Last flight I took on one of those beasts was in '99 EWR-RDU-EWR for a round of golf. The flight attendant at 2L was having a hard time opening the door up, and I went back and we tried our damndest to move that handle, but I guess it was jammed. Finally, the Captain (on 757s now), a good friend of mine, and former football player like myself, came back and all three of us pulled on the handle so hard that when it finally released, we were all thrown back into the 2R doorway! Pretty funny experience, I think that was the last time they ever used that airstair, because we wrote it up as inop and, as they were only a few weeks from retirement, nobody ever bothered to replace it.

The newer models only had the airstair at 1L (folded into the belly), that setup was probably not even an option on the models after the -200. I'm sure the thing was pretty damn heavy!
 
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 5:15 am

I understand that newer Combi versions have a similar stair to the forward door?
 
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 5:40 am

Are there still any intact 737-100s sitting anywhere (or flying, even), apart from the ex-NASA one???

Locations if poss......
 
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:33 am

I think Aero Continente of Peru has one flying, or had it not so long ago?
 
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RE: AR's 737's With Aft Air Stairs?

Mon Apr 21, 2003 5:13 pm

I've seen similar setup's on DC-9s, (forward/left side) is it common on those also?
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