RyDawg82
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Question About TZ's New DC-10

Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:53 am

Hello,

I was just looking at the photo of ATA's beautiful "new" DC-10 and I noticed something...Take a look first at her in Northwest Airlines colours and then again in ATA's colours:


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In front of the nose landing gear doors, I see the standard air intake devices; however, on the ATA bird, I now see an additional intake device that was not present before. What is this device? Is it unique to ATA?

Thanks,
Ryan
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RE: Question About TZ's New DC-10

Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:01 am

The additional air intake you see is actually the "forward avionics bay door", which happens to be open on the ATA photo.
 
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RE: Question About TZ's New DC-10

Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:50 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 1):
forward avionics bay door

That would be correct. If you look carefully enough on the NWA picture, you'll see that the avionics bay door is closed.
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