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B737 Family And Built In Stairs

Sun May 28, 2006 6:09 pm

Good Day,

I have a quick question regarding the built in stairs on the B737. Does all the B737 family (from -200 to -900) have the stairs on standart or is this a custom requirement from the airlines?

TIA

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707guy
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RE: B737 Family And Built In Stairs

Sun May 28, 2006 6:33 pm

I believe the airstairs are a per operator item. I know that DL's 732's used to have them but they were removed do to weight. Aircraft could carry more without them and the stairs were not needed since most airports now have jetways. I have seen them on a 733 that is a charter aircraft.
 
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RE: B737 Family And Built In Stairs

Sun May 28, 2006 6:46 pm

As mentined above, I remember reading a post a while ago stating they were a customer order..Sorta like winglets on the newer models.

Ryanair IIRC use them at most of their airports. Saves on wasting time finding a gate, connecting it then stowing it.
 
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RE: B737 Family And Built In Stairs

Sun May 28, 2006 7:09 pm

Like a lot of other things electronic equipment,APU,engines etc.the stairs are optional too.My previous company was a charter company and those stairs were handy to escape from airport stair fees.But the current airline is a flag carrie with lots ofground equipment of its own so doesn't have it.Helps to reduce the airplane weight also.
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RE: B737 Family And Built In Stairs

Mon May 29, 2006 3:10 am

You should be able to find your answer here:
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/737sec2.pdf
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RE: B737 Family And Built In Stairs

Mon May 29, 2006 4:43 pm

Thank you everyone for the kind answers!

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RE: B737 Family And Built In Stairs

Mon May 29, 2006 5:14 pm

Considering most Airports are Equipped with Grd Stairs.It might be preffered to drop off the excess weight.
Its common in Freighters to NOT have the Airstair Installed.
Depends on Company policy.
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