|Quoting Jonty (Reply 30):|
Quoting A300 (Reply 5):
All big jets have ceremonial keys that are handed over to the new owner when they cough up the mere USD 140,000,000 required (example is for 747).
I did wonder about these keys, I know its stupid but when you hear that they are getting the key you just start to wonder
|Quoting 9VSRH (Reply 32):|
No...... but I'm pretty sure all the new airbuses are fitted with keypads at the flight deck door......but they definately have keypads on the QF A330-300s and CX A346s
|Quoting Ckfred (Reply 28):|
A friend of mine who used to fly 727s for AA has told me that there is a key that will raise and lower the rear stairs while one is standing on the ramp.
|Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 38):|
How do they open the jet door for first flight? How do they lock the plane at the end of the day?
|Quoting SLUAviator (Reply 20):|
I don't know if it is true or not, but I have been told that the 777s start by pressing one button and the plane takes care of the rest. How cool is that?
|Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 37):|
Quoting AvionicMech (Reply 35):
They do however have an aerodynamic device that locks the stairs up inflight, thus making an inflight exit impossible.
I believe it's called the D.B. Cooper switch.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 29):|
Considering the Terrorist threat.If so where is it stored during flight.
|Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 27):|
When these a/c arrive on stand, the captain has to come down and unlock the hold doors, and locks them up before departure! (Yes, with keys!)
|Quoting Spacecadet (Reply 8):|
To actually start a plane, though, you really need to know what you're doing.