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Is there a single front door near cockpit in commercial planes for passengers and crew members for entry - boarding and exit out of the airplane ?.

If not do you feel there can be also a Rear door constructed near the tail wing in commercial planes ?. Is it feasible to construct a rear door ?.

The Rear door will be only for passengers who are boarding and exit out
of the airplanes while the Front door will be only for the airplane crew members including the pilot, copilot ?.

Do you feel a electronic panel can be constructed on the airplane Front door only for the aircraft crew members who are given identity electronic cards ?. The Front door will be opened only from inside and outside the plane when the electronic card is swapped by the aircraft crew member for entry and exit out of the airplane.

Do you feel this also be extended for the cockpit electronic panel door   where the pilot, copilot has to swap the electronic card to enter and exit the cockpit ?.

Do you feel this may enhance security on the commercial airplane ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Pilot and crew members board well before the passenger boarding is begun.  They must be aboard in advance in order to make sure all is ready and go through the check-off before the authorities will allow passenger boarding.

Since mobile elevators are necessary for rear doorways, they are not used except in small airports where roll away stairs are used.

Small aircraft,  like for 20 or 30 passenger capacity, have no space for more doors.

With airport practice your idea is not practical.  

You ask if it will increase security? I think not; it may be detrimental to security - it would be another entry to guard in order to detain intruders.  Sorry.  


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