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Part# 05-03574
MFR Model# B40C10


The Door Steward is an STC and FAA-PMA approved modification for aircraft doors. The modern gas spring greatly improves and replaces easily broken, malfunctioning mechanical type door stops and restraints that become ineffectual with repeated use and age. Pilots enjoy the fact that the Door Steward gently opens and firmly holds the door open. The Door Steward consists of a modern inert gas spring with all the necessary brackets and hardware. Detailed installation instructions are included and make it easy to install and requires virtually no maintenance. Model B40C10.


  • With the Door Steward the door will open and stay open when needed
  • No more door flopping around in wind gusts or prop wash from taxiing aircraft
  • The cost is usually much less than repairing or replacing existing OEM door stops
  • Great on float equipped aircraft when water taxiing.
  • FAA Approved on many single and light twins.


  • Fits Beech model Series 33, 35, 36, 55, 56, 58 and 95
  • Fits Piper Model Series 23, 24, 28, 30, 32, 34, 39, 40 and 44
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Works great!! Simple instructions! Easy install!

Classic A
June 27, 2019

I purchased the door steward after a taxing plane ripped the factory catch off the door. We just installed it, and im already in love. The door is so smooth, and taxing planes shouldnt be a problem any longer!

Travis W
February 12, 2019

5 stars so far. Tired of dealing with the aging support rod on my Beechcraft and worried about gust of wind damage with original one on the plane.

February 11, 2019

This door steward is great for your Beechcraft in at least 2 ways. It will reduce The possibility of a broken lower door hinge since it will help to slow the door opening by a strong wind. And, it is much more convenient to use

Bill B
December 14, 2017

What a great solution to a problematic door hold open rod. I have just installed a new unit on a Beech Debonair and it was very straight forward. I have also installed the units on a Cessna 175-no problem.

Ken H
June 26, 2017

This is very likely the best Bonanza mod ever offered. The Bonanza cabin door/ rod combination has always been a weak engineering point. The Door Steward fixes that problem completely. Id give it 10 stars if that rating was available. Install is a simple 2 hour job for the experienced. Would make this mod a first fix to any Bonanza I purchase. Beech should make the Door Steward standard equipment.

Ed L
February 25, 2017

I love this product!! I look around at STCs all the time for my Lance, and most of them I shy away from. This one works fantastic, and was economical to buy. Couldnt imagine going back to the old system now. Looking into adding it to the back door. I ordered the Door Steward because my rickety old factory door bracket finally gave up. Ive always wanted one, but never got around to it until the broken bracket thing forced my hand. This is a great product. I highly recommend it.

Jeff L
July 21, 2016


Q: Can this product also be installed on the LH Cabin Door, or only the RH Forward Cabin Door?

This product is suitable for all Beech and Piper Main entry cabin doors on the series models listed under the Applications tab.

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