In Sept of 96, I flew on a Saab 340 from Tampa Bay to Miami, Florida. I was amazed as I walked across the ramp (in Tampa) toward the aircraft in the dark at 6:15 am, because of how bright the airstair was glowing REDISH PINK. It was obviously for the purpose of providing better visibility / safety.
I had never seen this feature on a passenger aircraft before and thought it looked really COOL
Is this "Glowing Airstair" a unique feature, or is it standard on all Saab 340's? Also, has anyone else in here ever flown on a 340 with this feature?
P.S. I have a photo that the F/A took of my girlfriend and I standing at the bottom of the airstairs, however the stairs are glowing so much that you can't see the aircraft!
Photo © Rob Simmons
In the first photo below, you can clearly see the RED on the steps. I bet they Glow at night.
Photo © Chris Mcdowell
Photo © Christopher