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Greenpoint Introduces the Aeroloft for the 747-8i.  
User currently offlinecosmofly From United States of America, joined May 2009, 649 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 24501 times:

So 748i OSU is alive and well. Greenpoint is showcasing their Aeroloft (Boeing calls it OSU) and indicates multiple contracts in place.

http://www.ainonline.com/news/single...s-747-8-completions-options-26783/

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User currently offlineAesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 8470 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 24318 times:

It's funny when you think of it. You buy a private 747, but somehow it's not big enough so you use the attic !


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User currently onlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8898 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 24306 times:
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The concept might be good , but I'm not sure if the "aeroloft" name is such a good idea , on first glance I misread it as "aeroflot" ( and thought that the 747-8i had won a new and quite unexpected order ) .


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User currently offline328JET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 24273 times:

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 2):
on first glance I misread it as "aeroflot" ( and thought that the 747-8i had won a new and quite unexpected order ) .

LOL. The same happened to me a minute ago!


User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 24132 times:

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 2):
The concept might be good , but I'm not sure if the "aeroloft" name is such a good idea , on first glance I misread it as "aeroflot" ( and thought that the 747-8i had won a new and quite unexpected order )

Same here was totally excited would have been a beautiful plane  



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User currently offlinekeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 23993 times:

I think the product was aimed at airlines. However premium passengers Probably are not willing to walk and climb around the aircraft to get the work, bar, entertainment services..

User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 5415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 23261 times:

"Airloft" might be a less confusing name.

Quoting Aesma (Reply 1):
You buy a private 747, but somehow it's not big enough so you use the attic !

Out of other passengers' way, quieter, more secluded and discreet.   

Quoting keesje (Reply 5):
I think the product was aimed at airlines. However premium passengers Probably are not willing to walk and climb around the aircraft to get the work, bar, entertainment services..

Maybe to the "work" area - but to the "bar and entertainment" section?...might be tripping over themselves       Odds are this would only be realized in a VVIP owned aircraft.



[Edited 2010-10-20 04:59:13]


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User currently offlineViper911 From Israel, joined Oct 2005, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 22467 times:

Nice concept but the title misleading, read "Aeroflot" by mistake lol

User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11492 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 22259 times:

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 2):
The concept might be good , but I'm not sure if the "aeroloft" name is such a good idea , on first glance I misread it as "aeroflot" ( and thought that the 747-8i had won a new and quite unexpected order ) .

Me too. An Aeroflot 748I would make a nice-looking bird, shame its chances are very low at least for the next few years.

Quoting keesje (Reply 5):
I think the product was aimed at airlines. However premium passengers Probably are not willing to walk and climb around the aircraft to get the work, bar, entertainment services..

It would make a great place for rich kids, or better, kids with rich parents!


User currently offlinemptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 21376 times:

I first thought Aeroflot is ordering 748i too....

How about a name like 'SkyLoft' or 'StratoLOFT' (borrowing from stratotanker...


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 2857 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 21334 times:

Quoting 328JET (Reply 3):
Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 2):
on first glance I misread it as "aeroflot" ( and thought that the 747-8i had won a new and quite unexpected order ) .

LOL. The same happened to me a minute ago!
Quoting columba (Reply 4):
Same here was totally excited would have been a beautiful plane
Quoting Viper911 (Reply 7):
read "Aeroflot" by mistake lol
Quoting na (Reply 8):
Me too. An Aeroflot 748I would make a nice-looking bird, shame its chances are very low at least for the next few years.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought Boeing just won a 748 order from Russia when I mis-read the thread title.


User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 21019 times:

I'm quite sure being suprised by the new Russian 747 operator is the norm rather than the exception  


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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33654 posts, RR: 85
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 19017 times:
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Quoting Aesma (Reply 1):
It's funny when you think of it. You buy a private 747, but somehow it's not big enough so you use the attic !

I would not be surprised if the staff's quarters were placed up there, to leave the entire main deck open for the owner and their guests.


User currently offlinetrigged From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 16195 times:

Hah! Fell into the Aeroflot hole as well. I guess the concept is interesting. I see the benefit from the private VIP config, but not sure how else it would apply.

User currently onlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1427 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14112 times:

And I at first thought Aeroloft was some previously unheard of Russian leasing firm......Always out in left field when the ball is hit to right....

User currently offlineAesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 8470 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10269 times:

I also first read Aeroflot, then reread and thought it was some other company too ! Clearly the marketing team tripped over themselves here.

This is a VIP product, there is no ifs about it, the company only makes Boeing VIP interiors.

Personally if I had a VIP 747 (or any airliner for that matter) I would want windows in my sleeping quarters ! In fact my dream (that some science-fiction author stole from me) would be a glass hump on the 747   



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 22981 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10171 times:

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 2):
on first glance I misread it as "aeroflot" ( and thought that the 747-8i had won a new and quite unexpected order ) .

Me too! And it would look AMAZING in that livery! *wistful sigh*


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6818 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9854 times:

I would imagine that such a space has to comply with existing regs for evacuation requirements...I would be most interested to find out how the new 748i attic meets these requirements  


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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33654 posts, RR: 85
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9817 times:
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Quoting KELPkid (Reply 17):
I would imagine that such a space has to comply with existing regs for evacuation requirements...I would be most interested to find out how the new 748i attic meets these requirements.  

Only if occupied during take off and landing. Again, I expect they'd be designated staff rest / sleep areas and storage, so during take-off and landing said staff would be downstairs near a door.


User currently offlineplunaaircanada From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8217 times:

90% of those who clicked on this thread thought Aeroflot had ordered the 748, Im part of that percent  


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User currently offlinetimpdx From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8143 times:

Another fooled by the title. I was pleasantly surprised by the nice product they are offering on their new airframes when I flew them in June: it would be sweet to see them in a 748, ah, but I guess I will have to wait a while on that one.

User currently offlinecosmofly From United States of America, joined May 2009, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7372 times:

Here is a picture of Greenpoint's design. Nice looking sleep berths.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/flightb...102906112/in/photostream/lightbox/


User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2618 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7116 times:

Here is a video of a 747-8I, with Greenpoint's elevator.

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...ideo-you-know-whats-missing-f.html



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