KaiTak747 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2012, 154 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18234 times:
There are several metres of space above the cockpit, forward of the upper passenger deck of the A380. I know some of it is taken up by the stairs, but what is the rest used for? Avionics and electrical systems are my guesses. Looking forward to hearing from the experts on here!
Correct, the upper avionics bay is there, with an entrance from the cabin (the top of the main stairway, on the right side)
The Flight Crew Rest Compartment is also stuck in there, between the main cabin and the cockpit itself.
EIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 293 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 16586 times:
Is it even certified to have passenger accommodation on the cargo deck as shown there? Or a passenger lift for that matter?
Entire top deck first class make it definite Fantasy Air no matter what, if there was that kind of F load to be had on a route we'd probably see every airline in the world trying to serve it multiple times a day with smaller planes...
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2777 posts, RR: 16 Reply 14, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13937 times:
I believe the answer is: Nothing. Emirates has showers here. I'm sure that'll keep going until the first time they hit turbulence and someone gets their skull impaled on the shower head. In the mean time, most airlines seem to use the space to carry extra air. Or... ?pictures? in Air France's case...
KaiTak747 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2012, 154 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9378 times:
Thank you very much for the informed and detailed replies everyone.
Quoting 747-600X (Reply 14): In the mean time, most airlines seem to use the space to carry extra air. Or... ?pictures? in Air France's case...
I thought these 'areas' were situated at the rear of the upper deck? I agree with you that they are wasted space, especially the Air France gallery. I think they need a few more furnishings to be a small lounge.
Maybe they could use it as a cloak room or for something else?
Quoting smws (Reply 3): PromotionalMaterials Air I think