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PDX88
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Why no 2L boarding door option on aircraft with tail mounted engines?

Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:18 pm

It would’ve been interesting to see an option for a 2L boarding door on the MD80/90 or 717. There is plenty of room on the fuselage for an additional door with no obstruction for a jet bridge and would help speed up boarding times and provide an enhanced first class experience. Weight and passenger seating capacity would’ve been limiting factors but was this ever considered for part of the designs?
 
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Re: Why no 2L boarding door option on aircraft with tail mounted engines?

Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:32 pm

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