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A380 Forehead Area; What Will It House?  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 380 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

What will the A380s forehead (above the cockpit) house inside it? a mini theatre? a lounge? a play area for kids Confused


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User currently offlineCatpac From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

I cannot confirm this but I think I have seen it in Flight International that the area you are talking about is to house the Air conditioning systems, etc.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13238 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Almost certainly seating, for maximum operating economics. There may be a lot more space, even a shop or two. All the other stuff? I doubt it, imagine being on an exercise machine when turbulence hits.
The certification authorities would be very dubious about allowing some of the stuff that's been hyped up.
Besides, haven't we heard all this before, in the early days of the 747 programme?


User currently offlineCobra27 From Slovenia, joined May 2001, 1028 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

it will be closely to that one a340-600

i will tell you more, when i find out


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

The funniest thing I heard was about the jacuzzi.

In an aircraft, everything is about weight. You know how much a filled jacuzzi would weigh? And how about turbulance? You have water dripping down through joints causing corrosion. One of the most frequent places where corrosion is found on airplanes is in the lavatories, from the little bit of water splashing from the sink and those of us who can't aim (short barrel perhaps ?

Charles


User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1450 times:


The forehead area you refer to is very small - the cockpit is between the 2 decks, so that space is definitely not standing height. Probably just some equipment there, or a fridge for the pilots  Smile



User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Catpac is right I believe. All the schematics and drawings I've seen say that is where the "air conditioning plant" is going to be.


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