Re: Boeing 777 Cabin Door

Date:         02 Apr 98 01:24:00 
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On 30 Mar 98 04:31:24 , (C. Marin Faure) wrote:
>In article <airliners.1998.497@ohare.Chicago.COM>, (Gerard Foley) wrote:
>> Shouldn't the jetway bellows be made weak enough to tear away without serious
>> damage to the airplane?
>You'd think so, but apparently the strength of the fabric and frames are
>sufficient to cause a lot of damage when the jetway sinks down onto the
>door.  The airlines apparently have had enough problems with this over the
>years to warrant requesting the design of the 777 door be such that it
>will break away without damaging the door frame and surrounding airframe
>structure which can be very expensive and time-consuming to repair.

Is this door frame for the 777 a composite structure like the over
wing slide door?  I can see how this could be a major problem to
repair in the field.