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E190 Question...

Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:44 pm

Does anyone know why they make the service doors (on a/c right) small and the entry doors (on a/c left) regular sized???

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RE: E190 Question...

Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:12 pm

I cannot speak specifically to the E-190. But what you observe is fairly common. You will see it on other aircraft too:

Left side is designed for boarding/deplaning, so the doors are larger.

Right side is most often used for catering/servicing of the aircraft. Less of a need to have large numbers of people going in/out.

Still of course, all doors are of the size to be useable for evacuation in an emergency.
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RE: E190 Question...

Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:03 pm

There would be less strain on the fusulage (from the pressure) if the door was smaller, and since the starboard doors don't need to be large (as explained in reply #1) they just make them smaller. Big grin
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RE: E190 Question...

Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:22 pm

Smaller doors weigh less too!
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