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A340 Lower Deck Modules  
User currently offlineStratifier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

Hi there,

Airbus' website mentions a variety of modules (sleeper cabin, lavatories, crew rest area...) available for the A340.

Which carriers have chosen one (or more) of these options? It seems that noone's using the sleeper one.

Any comments welcome. Thanks in advance  

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User currently offlineDvmpaunch From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

Cathay Pacific uses the sleeper cabin on its Hong Kong - Anchorage - Toronto flight. I have personally been in this cabin and also seen it from the cargo hold outside. It is pressurized and is the size of two LD3, or one LD6 baggage containers. I must say the quarters inside are quite small and would not recommend anybody over six feet trying to use them.

Regards Darryl

User currently offlineVadheim From Norway, joined Jul 2000, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

Premiair A330 have lavatories on their lower deck, and resting-cabins for cabin crew.

User currently offlineRamprat From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 188 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

Air Canada uses the lower rest crew quarters on their Asian routes out of Vnacouver.

User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3829 times:


Air France uses the crew rest area on its A340s. One of the advtanges of this system over the OHCRF (Over-Head Crew Rest Facility) is that you can easily get the crew rest container out of the aircraft to clean it up (whereas you need to be in the aircraft for thr OHCRF).

However on routes where there aren't any payload restricton, crew rest takes up some place from cargo containers. And the crew rest on the lower is really narrow.

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This is a crew rest facility of and Airbus A340. Similar to those used by Air France

Best regards,
Alain Mengus

User currently offlineYaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Looks just like the LD-11 lower lobe crew rests we use on our 777. These aren't as easy to remove as one may believe, there are after all power and ac connections to deal with, it would be much easier to clean on board. Also the module is not a pressure unit, the lower cargo deck is pressurized.

User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

Air Canada Also uses the sleepers on the Asian flights out of Toronto, the 14hour+ flight. I believe the crew (FA) are allowed 2 hours of rest for those flights in the lower module.

User currently offlineStratifier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

Thanks for all the responses!  

User currently offlineRamprat From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 188 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (15 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

That flight out of Toronto stops in Vancouver for fuel so technically its all of the Asian flights out of Vancouver because I don't think they need rest between Toronto and Vancouver.

User currently offlineTwa747100 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

How dose the crew get down to the cargo/lower deck?
I thoguht you cant get down there in flight?

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