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Crew Rest In MD11 - Are There Bunks?  
User currently offlineLordHowe From Finland, joined Jan 2003, 728 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7166 times:

I wonder if any airline have crew rest bunks in MD11? I mean like the ones in B747s or in A340s in pictures below.

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User currently offlineMD-11 forever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7096 times:

Yes, there are!

Swissair / Swiss has got one bunk in the business clsss (hatrack in the middle of the fuselage, used by the relief pilot) and the other one located next to the aft galley in economy class offering some (don't know how many) beds for the flight attendants.

Cheers, Thomas

User currently offlineLordHowe From Finland, joined Jan 2003, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7037 times:

Thanks Thomas for your answer,

But if you compare with B747 (above in the aft) and A 340 (below in the middle) it seems that MD11s do not have them planned from the beginning. I wonder why. Anyway, they do fly very long flights also with MD11s (and DC10s) and one would think it to be very important for the crew to be able to lie down also.

Best regards

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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2241 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7017 times:

The Swissair crew rest is a little unusual for the MD-11. I believe that they are the only ones to have the "Hatrack" Bunk Beds. AA had bunks on the left side of the fuselage, aft of the L2 door. DL originally had a "condo" that took up about 20 seats in the coach cabin (similar to the SR Attendant Rest). However, most of the MD-11 operators (including DL) have a pull out pilot rest with two bunk beds aft of the cockpit, which blocks the L1 door during flight.

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User currently offlineKtliem@yvr From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6865 times:

Just by pure accident, I came accross a picture of (proposed stretched) MD11 cabin mockup with a crew rest area installed in the centre overhead baggage rack aft of the 2nd aircraft entrance. Source: Aviation Week August 22, 1988
I have scanned the picture & upload it to Angelfire. Hope it works!  Smile

User currently offlineA330DAT From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6799 times:

On the Former CityBird / Sabena MD-11 s there was a crew rest area behind the captains seat

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They would slide out (in accordion style) in front of door 1 left (during cruising flight only of course) and offer 2 bunks one above the other occupying the otherwise empty space in front of the door

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User currently offline744rules From Belgium, joined Mar 2002, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6746 times:

Saudia has got a crew bunk on their MD11 freighters. It has the size of an AMJ-container and is loaded on maindeck position 1L. It contains 4 crewbunks and 2 seats. I heard it was certified as fire barrier, as no dangerous goods can be loaded on maindeck if not fitted.

User currently offlineMikeymike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6665 times:

The 7 DL MD-11 Trans Pacific Aircraft have a crew rest for the pilots. The bunks are located just forward of Door 1. In cruise, the wall pulls out to extend the bunks and doors swing open to enclose the area for the flight crew.

The DL MD-11 used to have main deck crew rest mid-cabin a few years back. It was affectionately known as the condo.


User currently offlineLMP737 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 4957 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6605 times:

Thai Airways MD-11 had a telescoping crew rest compartment behind the cockpit on the lefthand side. Pretty neat set up.

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