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Fokker50
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Airbus Questions.....

Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:07 am

I don't know if this has been descused already, but i have a quiestion, why the Airbus models ( A300, 310, 330, 340) have their last windows like a bit twisted??? Why this window problems are not in the A32X family?


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SafetyDude
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RE: Airbus Questions.....

Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:10 am

It appears that the windows are raised a bit, not twisted.

I believe that is due to the curvature of the plane and how the cabin level is slightly higher in the back.

The problem is most likely not on the 320-family because the planes are not as long as the other models and are not as affected as the other models.

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RE: Airbus Questions.....

Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:12 am

I believe that is due to the curvature of the plane and how the cabin level is slightly higher in the back.

The rear of the aircraft tapers down but I wasn't aware the last few rows raised up. I figured it was just an illusion from the windows being placed along the tapered portion of the fuselage. Look at this basic seating chart and note how the last few rows narrow down to 2+3+2 rather than 2+4+2-

https://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=25
https://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=27

http://www.airbus.com/product/a330_a300_cabin_layouts.asp

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RE: Airbus Questions.....

Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:14 am

To allow for better vision when raising the toilet seats?

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RE: Airbus Questions.....

Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:18 am

Look again carefully. its the livery that is skewed,
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RE: Airbus Questions.....

Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:19 am

The rear of the aircraft tapers down but I wasn't aware the last few rows raised up.
Someone once told me that it was, and it kind of makes sense, but who knows.

I figured it was just an illusion from the windows being placed along the tapered portion of the fuselage.
I do not think that it is an illusion. You can judge the window's distance perspective from the cheat lines, as well as the top of the physical frame.

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RE: Airbus Questions.....

Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:00 am

I think its just the livery myself!
 
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RE: Airbus Questions.....

Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:02 am

I think its just the livery myself!
You can tell from the physical frames of the plane that it is not "just the livery".

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RE: Airbus Questions.....

Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:07 am

It ain't the livery, as SafetyDude correctly said. It's a raising of the passenger deck floor to allow more cargo hold space at the rear of the aircraft.

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RE: Airbus Questions.....

Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:15 am

JeffDCA is correct as noted in the caption of this picture.


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