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Cutout In ATR 72

Thu Dec 23, 2004 8:09 pm


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Whats the Cutout/Port on the LH side [above the 417].
Is it a access port to the Cockpit.How does it look from the Inside.
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RE: Cutout In ATR 72

Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:00 pm

It looks like an air vent to me.

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RE: Cutout In ATR 72

Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:24 pm

It's a document door. Used to pass the final paperwork without the agent having to walk all the way to the back of the aircraft, through the passenger compartment, in to the cargo bay, then in to the flight deck.

It's hinged on the bottom and latches at the top.

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RE: Cutout In ATR 72

Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:23 pm

It's the whiskey hatch  Big grin Used to deliver paperwork to the captain, but also would fit a bottle of whiskey, hence the nick name
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RE: Cutout In ATR 72

Fri Dec 24, 2004 1:37 am

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall that Saab turboprops have the same feature.

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RE: Cutout In ATR 72

Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:55 am

It seems to me like that hole is still pretty high off of the ground on both a/c, high enough that it would be a pain to pass paperwork through it unless the guy on the ground has a ladder. I know these aren't big airplanes, but that is still up there.

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RE: Cutout In ATR 72

Fri Dec 24, 2004 6:05 am

It seems to me like that hole is still pretty high off of the ground on both a/c, high enough that it would be a pain to pass paperwork through it unless the guy on the ground has a ladder

No, not really. The ATR crew hatch sits lower..maybe 5'-0" off the ground. The Saab is a little higher...7'-0". I can easily hand the release to the crew of a Saab 340 standing flat footed..
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RE: Cutout In ATR 72

Fri Dec 24, 2004 10:26 am

the DoJets have them as well:


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RE: Cutout In ATR 72

Fri Dec 24, 2004 1:42 pm

ATA when overnighting during the summer in MSN (only place I've seen it), would open that door and put a little 4x6 US flag out on each side (of the Saab 340). I think they only do it in the summer though.
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RE: Cutout In ATR 72

Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:08 pm

Thanks for the Explanation.
However the 2nd part of the question stays.How does it look from the Inside.Any Pictures.
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