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highliner2
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737 A/C Question

Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:26 pm

I have a question regarding the 737 window configuration.

I know on most 737NG's (I thought all), the A/C risers come up throught the fuselage just ahead of the wing. I stumbled upon a photo of a Miami Air 737 however.

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Miami...d=db89aa9bef4a6fbfe2c7337c08ac4856

Now on every other NG I've seen, the section where the risers come up through the fuselage, there is no window, not even a blanked out window panel like you see near the galley on some aircraft depending on their configuration.

It appears that there isn't even an opening in the fuselage for their to be a window.

On this aircraft, it appears that not only is there a window, there's some sort of grey window shade or something.

Anybody know what the deal is with this aircraft? Some sort of special configuration?

Thanks.

-lou
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RE: 737 A/C Question

Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:46 pm

Quoting highliner2 (Thread starter):
Anybody know what the deal is with this aircraft? Some sort of special configuration?

My guess is that they are painted on. Keeps the window line undisturbed visually.

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RE: 737 A/C Question

Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:01 am

Looks like a paint job to cover the Metal blanks at the areas concerned.
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RE: 737 A/C Question

Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:15 pm

I think that it is only painting. There are no window-frames at this positions.
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RE: 737 A/C Question

Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:40 am

Is there an echo in here.... here.... here   
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RE: 737 A/C Question

Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:33 am

I only want to clear the point, that there are no Plugs.  
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RE: 737 A/C Question

Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:29 pm

Swissair used to do the same thing. They would paint in windows to keep an aesthetically pleasing line.


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RE: 737 A/C Question

Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:15 pm

Quoting IFixPlanes (Reply 5):

I only want to clear the point, that there are no Plugs.

True.
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RE: 737 A/C Question

Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:55 am

Notice that there are TWO odd looking (painted-on) windows on that Miami air jet.
They're coincidentally in the same place as the TWO risers that the -800/-900 series have on the left side...

I would NEVER have caught this- very good eye, there!
 
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RE: 737 A/C Question

Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:54 pm


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See here just forward of the wing there is even a oneworld (i believe it is) sticker actually over the false window.  
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RE: 737 A/C Question

Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:02 pm

Quoting dandaire (Reply 9):
See here just forward of the wing there is even a oneworld (i believe it is) sticker actually over the false window.

No false window at the frame bay with the sticker.
The next location aft is a functioning lav window.
 
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RE: 737 A/C Question

Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:14 pm

Quoting tod (Reply 10):
No false window at the frame bay with the sticker.
The next location aft is a functioning lav window.

Look just aft of the second door where the sticker is over the window??
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RE: 737 A/C Question

Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:44 am

Quoting dandaire (Reply 11):
Look just aft of the second door where the sticker is over the window??

DOH!

I was looking at door 1.
Aft of door 2 should be a set of J class lavs (no window) a little bit aft and a stowage or a galley unit right aft of the door. I know that I put plumbing provisions there, but QF is good about reconfiging between there and the start of the wingbox.

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