flyboy80
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BAe 146/ Avro RJ Air Stair Question

Mon Sep 15, 2003 10:24 am

As most of you probably know, the BAe 146 has Air Stairs located inside the cabin (Unless they are removed) I was wondering if these are operated manually or mechanically? Thanks for any info!
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rampboy77
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RE: BAe 146/ Avro RJ Air Stair Question

Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:40 am

The Mesaba Avro RJ-85's are not equipped with the air stairs, however there is a switch on the FA panel for them. This leads me to believe that they are mechanical. Mesaba uses the stair storage space for crew bags.
 
flyboy80
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RE: BAe 146/ Avro RJ Air Stair Question

Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:45 am

Oh interesting! Im still not quite sure how they worked, they seemed to work really awkwardly! ANyways, I think Air Wisconsin's have them.
 
edina
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RE: BAe 146/ Avro RJ Air Stair Question

Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:04 pm

Not sure about the RJs but on the 146s airstairs were an option for both forward & rear doors. They slide out of the stowage to the aft of the forward door & forward of the rear door. They are lowered by gravity against hydraulic resistance & are raised by a hydraulic pump & slide in & out of thier stowage on a double track on the door sill. Here in the UK, FlyBe's 146s have forward airstairs & the exAirUK/KLMuk/Buzz aircraft had them at both forward & rear doors.
Worked on - Caravelle Mercure A300 A320 F27 SD3-60 BAe146 747-100/200/400 DC10-30 767 777 737-400 757 A319 A321
 
flyboy80
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RE: BAe 146/ Avro RJ Air Stair Question

Tue Sep 16, 2003 11:18 am

Thanks Edina, you put that very well!
 
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RE: BAe 146/ Avro RJ Air Stair Question

Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:39 pm

AWAC Does have the airstairs on a select few of their BAE-146'S. They are at both ends of the aircraft, and they work mechanically. Good for EGE and other ski resort cities.It makes it easy to offload a 100 seat BAE-146-300 from both ends, saves time.


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