jc2354
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Dan Air 727-100 Oddities

Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:35 am

Please note the photos of this Dan-Air 727:


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The aircraft does not have the standard right mid-cabin door, also has two exits at the rear of the aircraft.

Can anyone explain this configuration?

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Dan Air 727-100 Oddities

Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:39 am

If I'm looking at your second posted picture correctly, I see a mid cabin door on the right side of the aircraft along with two over wing emergency exits as well as a rear door just in front of the right engine.
 
jc2354
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Dan Air 727-100 Oddities

Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:43 am

If you look at the rear of the aircraft, there are exit doors just forward of the engines (ala 727-200)
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Dan Air 727-100 Oddities

Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:02 am

They got those from JL. That was a specific configuration designed for high-density routes.
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RE: Dan-Air 727-100 Oddities

Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:38 am

In reviewing the A.net database, I've found the rear doors are exclusive to Dan-Air's 727-46s only, and one photo indicates these are ex-JAL birds:


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Confirming that "46" is indeed a JL Boeing customer code


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would seem to indicate the aft doors were a JL-specific feature; however, some original JL aircraft in the database do not have the rear doors


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nor do those which went to carriers other than Dan-Air


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all of which leads to two conclusions:

1) JL ordered a handful with this configuration, or
2) Dan-Air had them installed after the fact

I assume the "why" has to do with either seating density or quick-turn requirements, since these are the typical factors which dictate the addition of exit (including over-the-wing) doors.
 
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RE: Dan Air 727-100 Oddities

Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:42 am

Dan-Air had the rear doors installed for high density operations. This installation was unique to Dan-Air.
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RE: Dan Air 727-100 Oddities

Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:30 pm

This was simply to comply with CAA regulations. Quite similar to today's EASYJET's A319's that also are unique in having double overwing exits. Not by choice of the airline, but CAA regs.
 
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RE: Dan Air 727-100 Oddities

Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:23 am

Am I correct in thinking that the Dan Air Aircraft in the pictures above was the one destroyed in a crash in Tenerife??
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RE: Dan Air 727-100 Oddities

Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:03 am

Ahh, G-BAFZ. a Gatwick classic from the 70s!  innocent 

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RE: Dan Air 727-100 Oddities

Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:15 am

The aircraft lost at Tenerife was G-BDAN. I used to work for Dan-Air and the girl that trained me lost a lot of friends on that flight. It made you realise that these things really do happen and can affect you on a very personal level. When I was with Dan-Air we had 3 727-100's, based at STN and BHX. Unfortunately they used to come to LGW and we had to work on them. They were the most dreadful heaps in the air. The central galley was a disaster and the jump seat in there only had a lap-strap, no full harness. I loved the 727-200 but the -100 was awful. I think they have all been scrapped now.
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RE: Dan Air 727-100 Oddities

Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:02 am

Dan Air certainly had there moneys worth out of them 727-100s, they were still operating in the late 80s, early 90s alongside the 200s.