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We are removing all kinds of aircraft doors from our aircraft. We have often aircraft doors  in stock from Boeing 747, Boeing 737NG, Boeing 757, Airbus A320, Airbus A330 and Airbus A340.


All our parts come with a clear trace to last operating airline including a clear Non-Incident Statement (NIS).


Our aircraft doors are sold in different conditions. We sell them in As Removed (AR), as well in Overhauled (OH), Serviceable (SV) and Repaired (RP) condition.


We are using high quality repair shops, such as: Lufthansa Technik, AAR, Spectrum Aerospace, Specto Aerospace, Sabena Aerospace, CSA Technics, American Cooler, Delta Techops, KLM Air France,  EPCOR, Dublin Aerospace, 1st Choice Aerospace, Honeywell, Collins Aerospace to repair or overhaul our parts.


Our SV/OH/RP aircraft doors are having a dual release (EASA Form 1/FAA 8130) with a 6-12 months guarantee.


Our AR aircraft cargo systems will come with a Repair Guarantee (GR).


We have multiple aircraft doors in stock.

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Overwing exits

Overwing exits are found on passenger aircraft to provide a means of evacuation onto the wing, where passengers either continue off the trailing edge by sliding down the extended flaps or by using an evacuation slide that deploys when the exit is opened.


Overwing exits are smaller in width and height than standard emergency exits on an aircraft, and therefore have a reduced evacuation capacity, and are typically added to aircraft where there is insufficient evacuation capacity at the main doors to obtain a 90 second evacuation, but where the addition of another set of full sized exits is not necessary to accomplish this.


Overwing exits are primarily self-help exits meaning that in an emergency evacuation the passengers seated immediately adjacent to the exit will be responsible for assessing external hazards and opening the exit.



There are principally two types of overwing exits (excluding the full-sized door on the likes of the Boeing 747, which is not considered an overwing exit – referred to as a Type I exit) in use on modern aircraft. These disposable hatch type exit are called Type IIIA and Type IIIB exits. The first (older) type IIIA is the most common, where the operator must first remove the “plug” type hatch from its frame before disposing of it on the wing (or inside on the adjacent seats). The second type is the self-disposing Type IIIB hatch, found on more modern aircraft (such as the Boeing 737 Next Generation) which has been designed to both simplify the opening of the exit and to reduce the hazard of the removed hatch blocking the exit. This is accomplished by the passengers simply pulling in and down on a handle recessed into the top of the door and initiating the exit’s self-opening mechanism, whereby the door rotates up and out on a hinge at the top of the exit frame.


Depending on the height of the aircraft from the ground, an overwing exit may have an automatically inflating slide that is housed within the fuselage near to the exit(s). If the exit is opened the slide will automatically deploy and inflate to provide a means of evacuation from the wing to the ground. Only the slide and emergency lighting on the same side of the aircraft as the open hatch will operate. However, on aircraft where there is a pair of adjacent overwing exits on both sides of the aircraft (i.e. four in total), such as on some Boeing 767-300 variants, opening one of the pair of doors will deploy the slide. Should slide inflation fail, there is a manual inflation handle within the door frame of each exit (the location of which varies but is always indicated on the safety information card) which can be pulled to inflate the slide. Should this also fail exit and sliding down the extend flaps on the rear of the wing is possible.


Aft equipment compartment door

The passenger door and the galley service door can be operated from inside or outside of

the aircraft and can also be used for emergency evacuation. The flight compartment escape

hatch and the overwing emergency exits can also be operated from inside or outside of the

aircraft. The cargo door, aft equipment compartment door and the avionics compartment

door can only be operated from outside the aircraft. All doors, except the aft equipment

compartment door and the cockpit overhead escape hatch are monitored by the proximity

sensing electronic unit (PSEU).


Passenger door

The passenger door is located at the forward left side of the fuselage and is the main

entrance and exit to the cabin area.

The passenger door incorporates integral stairs with a retractable lower step and folding

handrails. The door is hinged at the cabin floor level and opens outward. A

counter–balance mechanism with gas springs is used to take the weight of the door and to

dampen the door movement At the fully open position, the door rests on a support wheel.

Handrails are provided to assist passengers in boarding and disembarking. Mechanical

linkages raise the handrails when the door is opened and collapse them when the door is

closed. When a jetway is used, the handrails must be collapsed. Collapsing of the handrails

is done by removing the forward and aft handrail quick–release pins (Refer to Lowering the

Stair Handrails).

Closing the passenger door from inside the aircraft is normally accomplished using the

power assist system which is controlled from a DOOR ASSIST switchlight on the forward

fight attendants panel.


Galley service door

The galley service door is used for servicing the galley, and can also be used for emergency

evacuation of the cabin area. It is located on the right forward fuselage, adjacent to the

galley. The outer structure of the door has a window and outer handle. The door initially

moves upward to clear stops on the fuselage structure, then swings outward and fully

forward to the lock open position, parallel to the fuselage.

The inner door handle rotates counterclockwise to unlatch and clockwise to latch. The outer

door handle rotates clockwise to unlatch and counter-clockwise to latch.


Cargo compartment door

The cargo compartment door is located aft of the cabin area on the left side of the fuselage.

The cargo door handle is operated from the outside only and is rotated to the OPEN position

to unlatch and to the CLOSED position to latch.

The cargo door opens inward, and up inside the upper fuselage guided by roller and track

assemblies on each side of the door. The door movement is assisted by two balance

springs and cables.


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