kiwiandrew

737-130 Rear Pax/service Door?

Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:00 pm

I was just looking at one of the top photos from the last 24 hours - a great nostalgia shot from the '70s with 2 LH 737-130s

I am not sure how to post the image so I have posted the link ( if anyone can tell me how to post the image itself I would be grateful )


http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1201168/L/

the -130 in the background has its rear door open in , what seems to me , a very unusually angled manner . I cannot ever recall seeing a photo where the door opens in such a manner , can anyone shed some light on this for me ?

apologies if this is already under discussion , but I couldn't find another topic on it
 
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RE: 737-130 Rear Pax/service Door?

Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:15 pm

It looks like a built-in airstair partially open. Some AC of that era had them due to poor equipment at secondary airports; not sure if 731 had such capabilities, so it's just a guess.
 
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RE: 737-130 Rear Pax/service Door?

Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:18 pm

Front and rear stairs were an option available on the 737. While not too popular, the rear stair did appear by a few operators.


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RE: 737-130 Rear Pax/service Door?

Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:34 pm

Thanks IADCA and Laxintl for your replies , I had not realised that the airstairs on the rear door worked completely differently from the ones at the front ( the front ones I am well acquainted with from NZ provincial services many years ago )
 
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RE: 737-130 Rear Pax/service Door?

Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:54 pm

Thats the Built in Rear Airstair.Can be Electrically operated from the Cabin or from the Fround via a Handle below the Empennage.
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RE: 737-130 Rear Pax/service Door?

Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:59 am

Quoting IADCA (Reply 1):
It looks like a built-in airstair partially open



Quoting IADCA (Reply 1):
Front and rear stairs were an option available on the 737.



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Thats the Built in Rear Airstair.Can be Electrically operated from the Cabin or from the Fround via a Handle below the Empennage.

From what I understand it was mainly developed to be standard issue on the 737 combi (obviously due to cargo preventing the use of the forward stairs), and then made an option on the standard 737s. I may be wrong though.


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RE: 737-130 Rear Pax/service Door?

Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:14 am

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Thread starter):

I am not sure how to post the image so I have posted the link ( if anyone can tell me how to post the image itself I would be grateful )


http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1201168/L/

There's a good FAQ for smilies, pics and so forth here http://www.airliners.net/discussions/help.main. The syntax for a single picture is < photoid:picturenumber >. For two pics: < twoid:picturenumber1,picturenumber2 >. Remove the spaces of course.


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RE: 737-130 Rear Pax/service Door?

Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:37 pm

Curious though that the L2 with the airstairs opened downwards, not sidewards like the L1 or L2 without the airstairs. Why was it done like that?
 
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RE: 737-130 Rear Pax/service Door?

Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:12 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 7):
Curious though that the L2 with the airstairs opened downwards, not sidewards like the L1 or L2 without the airstairs. Why was it done like that?

There is not enough room under the floor to house the stairs.

I asked the same question a few months ago, got a lot of great responses but they are all here too so theres no need to link  Smile

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RE: 737-130 Rear Pax/service Door?

Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:23 am

Hi-

I remember this thread from last time too, and here's the pic that seemed so helpful in the previous discussion:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-2237

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