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Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?  
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10017 times:
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I have a large shipment arriving on an A340 so I was interested in what kind of cargo they could carry.

So I was floored when I saw the following photo. It seems so ideal. Is that a cabin rest area that is essentially added onto the aircraft and can be removed at any time? It does seem built in but seems like an addition and option?

Novel Idea, if that is how it works.
Anyone know the details?


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User currently offlineXXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9968 times:

I believe that it is a module which can be removed I have seen a picture of one on a container hoist.

Not sure if all A340's can carry this module that may be an option.

Does anyone know if the A330-200 can carry this module?


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9929 times:

Does anyone have any pictures of the inside?

User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1732 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9888 times:

Flight Structures of Marysville, Washington has been building these for about 10 years. It requires some mods to the floor structure, wiring and ECS systems. Also, of course, you need a main deck vestibule for access.

There are also 777 and MD11 versions, plus a 767 prototype that hasn't gone into production.


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 9851 times:

If i get chance the next time im on an A340 I will ask for you.

They are a novel idea as it allows the airlines to carry an extra 2 pallets on shorter trips where the crew dont get a rest (like to JFK). Just take the pallet off, lock the door in the cabin and put more pallets on there... Apparently its nicer for the crew as well...

http://www.v-flyer.com/seats.asp Have a look at row 44 on the -600, that grey block is the entrance to the crew rest...

Ingenious idea and very nice to sleep in actaully... even if it is likened to a coffin!



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User currently offlineOldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3606 posts, RR: 66
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 9831 times:

The A340 also has a crew rest that fits in the bulk cargo compartment.

The 747 and 777 have optional crew rest bunks above the passenger cabin, making use of this otherwise unused space and not displacing revenue cargo.



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User currently offlinePhilhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 9818 times:

Is the the stairwell?


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9815 times:

That is a stairwell to Lufthansa's underfloor passenger amenities.

The crew rest module above fits in all Airbus widebodies, but really is only needed on the 330-200 and A340.

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9756 times:

That is a stairwell to Lufthansa's underfloor passenger amenities.
What are these Aminities.

Anyone with pics of the Inside of the Mobile crew rest Area.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 9762 times:

I just slept in one six hours ago. Quite comfy, and the entrance is located in the MSC just by door 3. However, it does tend to get quite stuffy down there in the beginning.

The LDMCR, even though it is removable, is more or less a permanent addition. Usually not enough time during a turnaround to disconnect all the systems and remove it for a short sector.

The bulk rest (LCRC) in the 600 is even more comfortable. The cockpit crew get their own room, with a nice reclining chair to watch movies or read in.


User currently offlineSvenvdm From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9402 times:

Sure, there are photos of the inside. Just did a quick search:


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9377 times:

Looks quite Comfy  Big thumbs up
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8771 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9335 times:

"What are these Aminities."

Lavs.

On top of that, there's a galley down there (remember the TriStar?) from which you can access the crew rest, so yes, the staircase is also used by cabin crew who want to sleep.



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User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1732 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 9213 times:

What are these Aminities."

Lavs.


Which ones have lavs?

The only ones I am aware of with lavs are on the BA 744 fleet.
About half of them have a one in their door 5 overhead crew rest.
The plumbing was a joy to design, to say the least. The ventilation leaves something to be desired, just ask any attendant that has been up there when someone else chose to take care of some serious "business".


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