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Passenger 747´s Interior Ceeling?  
User currently offlineBentley From Sweden, joined Feb 2008, 3 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6104 times:

The metal that is holding the overhead compartements and cabin ceeling, is it in any way neccessary for the main aircraft construction? Can it be removed without damaging the strenght of the body? When passenger planes transform into cargo planes, is these metalconstructions removed??

Regards

Oscar Dios

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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6100 times:
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It's not the 747, it's the MD11F cargo bay:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/WILCO737/MD11FCargoBay.jpg

But as you can see: basically everything has been removed from inside...

WILCO737 (MD11F)
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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5821 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6068 times:

Yeah, it's fine to remove. It's not structural metal. In fact, there's not very much metal there at all, to begin with. Just enough to frame the panels and support the overhead bins.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6048 times:

The Interior decorative panels supports are not critical to the Aircraft structural loads,but rather brackets that hold the panels in place.
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MEL



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