Date: 06 Oct 97 02:14:24 From: Exiled Expat <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Emirates Internet References: 1 2
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jf mezei wrote > Question: can the pilots easily disable the automatic deployment of > airbags > or is this truly "hardcoded" into the cabin ? Auto deployment of the slide rafts ( which I think you must mean ) Can not be overridden by the pilots. Each one is a stand alone system and is self activating. The slide is attached to the fllor at the door opening when the doors are closed at departure and when the door swings open, the slide falls out of its box. This action causes it to inflate. Should the inflation not take place automaticaly an extra handle is present which when pulled will also cause the slide ti inflate. Remember feet first!