Bryston From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1097 times:
I don't know for headrests, but why does pilot seats are allways covered with a sheepskin ??? Does it is better than, lets says, leather? Does it is just for traditionnal reasons?? Couldn't they get some seats covered with new synthetic material, non flammable, which breathes, which doesn't keep to much warm, that keeps dry, etc....
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6680 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1023 times:
We have not had headrests on our 744s for years, but in the past few months, they have been installed on both control seats. They were excluded originally for cost reasons, but brought back for safety reasons. (I understand that cars have to have them by law.). The two jumpseats do not have them yet, unless you are on a freighter, or B-HOW.
They are nice, as I can lean my head against it on those long dark nights across the Pacific.
SvenvdM From Qatar, joined Dec 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
Cost? Really? That's interesting considering how much expensive equipment is installed on such a plane. One wouldn't think that two simple pieces of foamy material will bust an airline's budget.
Afterall, if I were the pilot on a 12-hour flight or even on a 6-hour flight I'd very much like a headrest. Not to fall asleep but simply to support my head...
DL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2063 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 987 times:
Cockpit seats are manufactured by different manufacturers for the same aircraft type. Delta's 757's and 762's share the same seats while our 763's and ER's have the same seats. Our Gulf Air planes had another type altogether........
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.