KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12125 posts, RR: 37 Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8994 times:
BA, yup. Especially when loading Danish planes, where the rear cargo hold is taken up by beer (seriously). We could only load the front cargo, and then when you put a bathroom in there, it made for a lot of fun. Especially since we were also loading oil drilling equipment on several of the flights.
Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1572 posts, RR: 8 Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8855 times:
I had two flights on Beech 1900D's with Great Lakes Airlines last week. Neither aircraft have a lavoratory. My two other flights with them in late 2002 was on different aircraft and they didn't have lavs either.
It looks like to me it's an option that the operator has a choice over. Kinda of like the auto pilot option (almost nobody opted for auto pilot in those things).
Flights on Beech 1900's are usually under 90 minutes so I think you can go without a lav for that long...
Jayspilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 297 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8690 times:
The lav option on the 1900 takes out the middle seat in row nine.. The lav itself is actually in the cargo compartment, reducing space for baggage. Its a nice option for companies like air nova and georgian in Canada who fly them on flights of 2+ hrs.. Its weight is similar to a passenger, so if you have only 5 pax and the lav its done as like having six in the weight and balance...
AS for standing up in the plane. Don't count on it in the C models.( those haven't been built in years) but in the D's as long as you aren't over 71 inches you should be all set. (except over the wing where the spare runs across...
hope this helps
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 48 Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8555 times:
I ventured into the toilet on an Air NZ 1900D like the one TG992 showed above. The place is cramped (like a cupboard really) and poorly lit - unless you are about to have an aneurism from holding on, I don't think it is really that practical...
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Miles_mechanic From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8494 times:
Hey everyone, I work on the 1900s here in Canada, and yes it is an option on the D model that we have, we had the bathroom installed at the front, so it replaces seat 1C. It is of course very cramped, but it has a coat closet built in. So ours keep the triple seat at the back, and the full baggage compartment. The lav is not something that we enjoy having to service as it is just a honey bucket that must be removed and emptied. If you have had a charter of some beered up fishermen that can be full after a hour flight, lol.
So just another option of where the lav is on some 1900's. We also opted for the power steering on ours too.