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Embraer 170 Question

Tue May 03, 2005 11:33 pm

It seems the Embraer 170 family aircrafts have their own retractable boarding stairs but I always see them with outside stairs.

Why is that?

I always thought that having an aircraft with its own boarding equipment was more interesting from a financial point of view regarding the handling companies so they charge you less.

(sorry for my English)
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RE: Embraer 170 Question

Tue May 03, 2005 11:40 pm

About a year ago there was a similar topic about the Fokkers:
Fokker F 100 - Front Main Door (by 747SPA330MD11 Jun 20 2004 in Civil Aviation)

It comes down to a decision of the operating airline. Stairs are not free and add weight to the airplane. So it's a business decision depending on the intended use. Think it's the same with the Embraer.
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RE: Embraer 170 Question

Tue May 03, 2005 11:57 pm

pretty much the same, and also the airports that the company will serve are in question.

There´s no need to have a "input" stair when U´r only landing at airports with fingers and gates to be used.

it comes down to the route one will fly, cargo needs, and airport to be used.

hope that answers your question.
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RE: Embraer 170 Question

Wed May 04, 2005 12:17 am

I thought all Embraer 170 carried the stairs, if they don't then what you both say make sense.

When I was dispatching flights for Air Littoral in Nice, we had some Fokker 70 and when they were parked in gates it was a pain because we had to install the fingers and it did reduce dramatically the rotation time.

So the CRJ700 has a bid advantage I think.
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RE: Embraer 170 Question

Wed May 04, 2005 1:44 am

I have only seen the demo aircraft with the airstairs. I guess no operators have taken the option.
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