Re: 777 Doors

From: (Terrell D. Drinkard)
Organization: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group
Date:         06 Nov 93 00:24:22 PST
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In article <>,
Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote:
>>The recent PBS show _21st Century Jet_ covered the door design on the
>>777. It looked to me as if the new doors are _not_ of the plug-type
>>design I'm used to seeing.
>I haven't watched my tape of the show yet, but from what I've seen
>elsewhere the 777 doors appear to open in a pattern similar to other
>Boeing doors, though the mechanism itself is quite different.  This
>would imply a plug design.  Terry, do you know for sure?

All Boeing passenger doors, to include overwing escape hatches and upper
deck canopy doors, are plug doors.  The 777 door is unique in its
translating mechanism only.

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