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How Easy Is It To Change Config. Of A Plane?  
User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1607 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

I'm relying on a memory of a newspaper report I read about 10 years ago, so the details might be fuzzy ...

Some senior members of the UK Royal Family flew to South Africa on a commercial BA flight (would probably have been a 744 in those days). The newspaper reported that the entire first class section of the A/C had been reserved for them. I seem to remember that it was stated that they were in the hump on the 744.

How easy is it to change the configuration of an aircraft to (for example) move FC up into the hump of a 747?


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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2533 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3973 times:

It wouldn't take very long. The conversion for the ex Song 757 is only taking three days. That includes removing the coach seats forward of the mid door, changing the rest of the coach seat covers, changing all the signage and bulkhead wall coverings, and installing new first class seats.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16991 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3950 times:

Quoting Brenintw (Thread starter):
Some senior members of the UK Royal Family flew to South Africa on a commercial BA flight (would probably have been a 744 in those days). The newspaper reported that the entire first class section of the A/C had been reserved for them. I seem to remember that it was stated that they were in the hump on the 744.

As you have figured out, the First Class section is not in the hump on BA. My guess is the newspaper simply got it wrong. Lots of people automatically think first class is in the hump for some reason.



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User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1724 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Quoting Brenintw (Thread starter):
How easy is it to change the configuration of an aircraft

If you are basicly just juggling seats and the floor loads don't increase outside the allowables, then just a few days.

When you start moving/adding/removing lavs and galleys or adding heavier seating configurations the story changes. On major reconfigs of widebodies such as 744 and 777 it is common for the first plane of a group taking as long as 8 weeks with follow-on planes going as quick as 3-4 weeks.

Tod


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

From the 'Airport' programme depicting Heathrow, I seem to remember an episode where they covered this, and that BA has some 747s that are specifically configured to be able to change to a VIP first class setup in only a couple of hours, including bringing on Her Majesties purpose designed chair.

All it essentially involved was removal of a few seats, and the bolting down of Her seat. Lesser mortals travelled in the remaining first and business class seats.


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