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A-380 Can Deeply Isolate Crew  
User currently offlineSpeedbirdHeavy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

I just read on my daily Airwaves E-mail that Airbus can configure the A-380 to deeply isolate the crew against potential threats.

Any ideas on what exactly that configuration would be? It sounds to me that there will probably be a compartment somewhere for the whole crew. I wonder where?

Of course, they are not releasing any details due to security considerations blah...blah...blah...blah.

China Airlines...Come fry with us!
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User currently offlinePlaneviewnyc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

Well at least the crew will be safe in their panic room when some madman starts capping off passengers.  Insane

User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

To be completely honest all of the stuff that airbus has to say is great but currently it would seem stupid for any airline to invest so much $$. Bars, shops, places to eat.... Great or you can cram seats wall to wall (floor to floor) and get a bigger profit. I think this is like the 747 where it was all the hot stuff but if any airline wanted to make $$ off of this they won't do such things.

To me it is like the Concord, great a/c runs great, gets there quick, and only a few accidents. But it only holds 100 or so pax yet will cost them what 8 flights will earn to maintain. If this is how airbus is going to offer the 380 than I would only see these in Asian carriers and FEW to none EU carriers. NO US Carrier can afford this, they can't even get themselves whats already in production....


"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Perhaps they can separate the cockpit from the rest of the aircraft


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User currently offlineA380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1125 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2332 times:


"Perhaps they can separate the cockpit from the rest of the aircraft "

I guess that's precisely what they have in mind. I think it would be weird although it's true that a lot of trains work like this: impossible to reach the driver.

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2763 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

I guess that the pilots will then have to make their own meals, just like the Freight Dogs have to.  Yawn

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5553 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

Is the cockpit located on a sort of half deck between the upper deck and the main deck, as it appears in most pictures I've seen? If so, it's probably that Airbus could fit multiple cockpit doors with redundant safety features...

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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2533 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Yea, the A380 cockpit is located between the passenger decks.

User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

I remember hearing that the cockpit door would be bullet-proof, this was already before 2001. Other ideas would be to make it possible to isolate the two decks from each other, or have a bulletproof door to the crew rest area too.

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