Mr AirNZ
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Line's Above The Doors?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 3:01 pm

I've always wondered why some aircraft have these 'lines' above the doors. Do they serve some purpose???

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jetdoctor
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RE: Line's Above The Doors?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 3:32 pm

They are actually gutters, for lack of a better term. The redirect water away from running down into the door, so the passengers do not get wet.

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RE: Line's Above The Doors?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 3:36 pm

I Thought I'd add they are most effective when using a jetbridge with a retractable curtain, as the rain tends to run down the side of the curved aircraft. With airstairs without a cover, they are as useful as a chocolate teapot.

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RE: Line's Above The Doors?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 4:10 pm

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Ivo21
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RE: Line's Above The Doors?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 9:48 pm

Well, yes but usually those doors are watertight, but they are mainly there to prevent trapped ice between the outer door panes and the skin of the aircraft, Ice can burts the doors into pieces at high altitudes.
 
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RE: Line's Above The Doors?

Tue Oct 01, 2002 1:18 am

Sorry, IVO, but I don't know what you're talking about. Jetdoctor has it right. On the ground, in the rain, it keeps a lot of water out of the aircraft. This is more important than keeping the pax dry. I have never heard of ice damaging a door.

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