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Title Delta Douglas DC-3 Airstairs
Date ca. 1950-1960
Collection Aircraft Parts & Furnishings Collection
Object Name Component, Aircraft
Catalog Number 1995.334.1
Description This is a Douglas DC-3 unpolished aluminum metal cabin door with five stairs on the door's interior side.
Depth (in) 48
Height (in) 54
Width (in) 29.25
Provenance Airstairs was restored by Delta Flight Museum's Aircraft & Facility Manager Art Arace in 2016. Art also created a black metal frame for supporting the Airstairs during display and storage.

In 1950, Delta modified its Douglas DC-3s to hold 28, instead of 21, passengers. Boarding stairs were incorporated into aircraft doors. Exteriors shone with bright new updated "white top" paint job.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Douglas DC-3
Subjects Airplane equipment
Airplanes
Aircraft
Doors & doorways
Stairs
Credit line Delta Air Lines