Readytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3051 posts, RR: 3 Posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2906 times:
Looking at the wonderful photos in the trip report forum for airlines like Singapore and Cathy regarding their First Class meal service,and Business Class I was wondering, given all the meal options and courses and the plates bowls and so on that goes with them, do the airline request a larger than usual gallery area from the airline maker than western airlines?
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Pianos101 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 365 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2895 times:
So there is a certain "envelope" that all galleys (fwd, aft, center, sidewall) must fit into. All galley suppliers (and airlines) are given the Boeing standard interface document that shows what this envelope is, along with seat track/tie rod connections, water, power, etc... Within that envelope, an airline/galley supplier can pretty much do what they want, although there are definitely typical configurations that are used. Some airlines might choose more storage space above the counter in lieu of another oven or coffee maker, and some might get more chilled lower compartments than other airlines. Pretty much as long as the galley supplier makes sure to design around the necessary struct and syst interfaces, it's all up in the air (no pun intended)...
Have you ever seen some of those aft 777 horseshoe galleys that hold like 20 full carts? These things are huge and freaking amazing!
And that extends past the right edge of the picture too, all the way around....
That brings up an interesting point that I heard when i used to work in the galleys group... When the 777 first came out, there were f/a's complaining that they were getting very nauseous when they were standing in a particular spot in the aft galley. Well, after some chairs bolted to the floor of the cabin and some test flights, it seemed that there was some sort of resonance that affect that one spot of the aircraft (in the aft galley). Boeing installed some kind of dampening system in the tail, but it was weird the f/a's noticed this...
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2787 times:
I remember flying a TG 747 in F in 1984. The F galley extended several meters along the right side of the aircraft behind the F cabin. Much larger than your typical "western" galley. Of course, they made eggs to order for breakfast, had roasts in the oven...
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2746 times:
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 6): remember flying a TG 747 in F in 1984. The F galley extended several meters along the right side of the aircraft behind the F cabin. Much larger than your typical "western" galley. Of course, they made eggs to order for breakfast, had roasts in the oven...
That unusual longitudinal 747 galley was an option. KL also has it. That's why all but 2 windows (next to the main deck business class lavatories) in that area are plugged on the right side. Garuda also has that galley layout on their 744s.
It makes the B-zone on KL 744s seem much more private than the rest of the Y class cabin due to the 5-abreast layout. No windows of course on the right side next to the galley wall but many people prefer those 2-abreast seats and there's a sizable gap between the seats and the wall. That cabin was business class in a 2-2- layout until KL dropped first class service years ago.