airxliban
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Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:17 am

I have noticed this before but it never struck my attention as much as it does in this picture:

Does the window line slant upwards towards the rear of the aircraft?


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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:20 am

Yes, as does the A330/A340 line as well
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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:25 am

Is it just the window line or does the floor also have a slight slant?
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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:27 am

This is the case on all Airbus wide-bodies [well except the 380 maybe], read the caption:

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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:29 am

The floor on the A300 is slightly inclined, it seems as though your in a movie theater. I luv the A300.
 
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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:30 am

I have sat at the rear of the A300 and yes the floor itself has a slight upward slant. I noticed that I was able to see over people's head a little bit easier. It is a result from the Airbus design. A310's, A300's, A330's and A340's all have it. Take a closer look at some pics and you will see it.
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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:33 am

Does anyone know what the reason is for this?

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airxliban
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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:34 am

Interesting. I myself have never noticed this while in the plane but hopefully I'll have a chance to in the near future.

Thank you for your responses.
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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:36 am

I believe it has to do with the fact that Airbus aircraft have a level bit of aircraft sticking out after the rudder. Boeing do not, they angle down from that point. Just my thoughts, though.
 
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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:37 am

That AA A300 doesn't look nice in that color scheme
 
 
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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:07 am

The floor is lowered, hence level, in the freighter mods.
 
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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:09 am

I agree.. the AA livery is not flattering on the A300.

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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:31 am

Wow, that IS one ugly A300. I'm all in favor of AA's classic livery, but that plane needs a makeover. Perhaps even a little help from the Fab Five: Carson can design some new stripes to de-emphasize the window slant and cover up those unsightly composite fuselage parts, Thom can redesign the interior and put MRTC back in, Ted can propose a new menu, and Jai can teach the F/As to make eye contact. "All things just keep getting better..."

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RE: Slanted AB6?

Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:49 am

Just thought I would shed a little light on this subject. When the 300 "bus" was first designed it was about 9 feet shorter than it is now. As Airbus was marketing the 300 to airlines they noted it fell short in under floor capacity, but not by much. By raising the floor they were able to add one more lower level container without changing the general control setup or the cabin floor structural strength. In the end production models were lengthened to the B2,B4's 175ft11in, (600's are 177ft5in). Airbus was already pushing for an on time entry into service and decided not to invest in redesign. Air France(the 300's first operator) did not see a problem with this and the rest is history....