Readytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3420 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2649 times:
BA are planning a new First Class cabin and I was wondering about aircraft down time while this is going on. Do airlines work around the clock in shifts to get the work done quickly or is it a 9 to 5 thing? How quickly could they replace a 747 First class cabin?
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Wingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
I don't have any cabin refit experience, but when I had work experience had BA cardiff, I was told a D maintenance check on a 747 takes about a month working on shifts around the clock, that entails gutting the cabin for inspection and re-installing it again, so I would say less than that.
DALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2640 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2573 times:
We did the Delta cabin refits in about 5 days. That was with three shifts. That included removing the seats which were sent to a vendor for overhaul, recovering the ends of the bulkheads, some lav cosmetic changes, new signs, and new carpet. During overhaul they also recoved the sidewalls and reworked the overhead bins. The biggest hold up is the parts supply.