Jetmarc
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B747-100/200 Upper Deck Doors...

Wed Oct 08, 2003 2:27 pm

I noticed the upper deck door exit (not cockpit exit hatch) on B747-100s and 200s are mainly on a/c right, but a few aircraft of both the 100s and 200s have their exits on a/c left - anybody know why this is? Does an airline have an option of which side to have the exit? Boeing change a design issue?? I happened to notice Iran Air has different B747-100s with exits on left side and some on right sides...


examples:

Iran Air B747-100 [exit upper deck right]
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=373988&WxsIERv=Qm9laW5nIDc0Ny0xODZC&WdsYXMg=SXJhbiBBaXI%3D&QtODMg=TG9uZG9uIC0gSGVhdGhyb3cgKExIUiAvIEVHTEwp&ERDLTkt=VUsgLSBFbmdsYW5k&ktODMp=SnVuZSAxNSwgMjAwMw%3D%3D&BP=0&WNEb25u=TWF0dGhldyBXaWxsbW90dC1TaGFycA%3D%3D&xsIERvdWdsY=RVAtSUFN&MgTUQtODMgKE=&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=Mjg3&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwMy0wNi0yNw%3D%3D&static=yes

Iran Air B747-100 [exit upper deck left]
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=415931&WxsIERv=Qm9laW5nIDc0Ny0xODZC&WdsYXMg=SXJhbiBBaXI%3D&QtODMg=TG9uZG9uIC0gSGVhdGhyb3cgKExIUiAvIEVHTEwp&ERDLTkt=VUsgLSBFbmdsYW5k&ktODMp=U2VwdGVtYmVyIDIsIDIwMDM%3D&BP=1&WNEb25u=U3RlcGhlbiBGb3g%3D&xsIERvdWdsY=RVAtSUFN&MgTUQtODMgKE=T24gc2hvcnQgZmluYWwgZm9yIHJ1bndheSAyN0w%3D&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=Mzc5&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwMy0wOS0wMw%3D%3D&static=yes

Just curious! Thanks!!
(hope this wasnt a topic already posted!!)
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AJ
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RE: B747-100/200 Upper Deck Doors...

Wed Oct 08, 2003 2:46 pm

It was a customer option to have either a left or right side exit, or indeed one on both sides.

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Jetmarc
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RE: B747-100/200 Upper Deck Doors...

Wed Oct 08, 2003 2:49 pm

I did put those little clever < > things and it didnt work... oh well, the links still work...
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