|Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 5):|
So... why isn't in on flap canoe fairings across the entire AC fleet? The A-320 isn't the only aircraft with protruding canoes...
If you look at the proximity of the rear cargo doors on the A320/319 in relation to the canoes, they are fairly close. Much closer on the A320/319 than on any other a/c in the fleet. AC
uses ULD's on the A320's and there have been many canoes hit while maneuvering container loaders on/off the rear of the a/c. Also a few incidents where belt loaders have come in contact with them on the 319.
It's only been the last few years where AC
has applied the tape to the left side canoes...it used to be applied only to the right side.
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