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Bell 206 Sliding Door


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As a loyal Bell supporter ....I must say that Bell sliding doors are total pieces of cow-dung !

They are poor quality, weak, they rarely slide smoothly, hard to open and close, customers have a hard time dealing with them, they slide over ( or more like...INTO ! ! ) the Baggage door, so are a total waste of time and money.

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I wouldn't put a sliding door onto a 206 unless I had a real good purpose.......because of all the problems mentioned above (all minor but still annoying).


However, I wouldn't mind one on any Astar as they work quite well.


The downsides to sliders on Astars are the minuscule front doors and the fact you can't put squirrel cheeks on with them installed. Also, customers tend to be rough on the sliders. In my pre-flight briefings, I always take the time to say " these aren't mini-van doors. Don't slam 'em !"...

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