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Cabin Design For A340-500/-600

Tue Apr 16, 2002 10:50 pm

Has anyone heard or seen anything about cabin design changes for the new A340-500/-600? I know the cockpits are virtually the same but weren't they going to update the cabin. I have to say that whathever one says about the 777/A340 debate, Boeing's 777-style interior is really ingeneous. I was wondering if Airbus was going to go for a similar redesign on their newer A340s (not exactly like 777 of course, but perhaps one that lifts the overhead compartments higher to give better head clearance).
 
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RE: Cabin Design For A340-500/-600

Tue Apr 16, 2002 11:10 pm

I've heard so too but have seen only computer graphics so far - which is surprising since F-WWCC is fitted with a full interior... perhaps my colleagues that are on this week's route proving flights will bring home some snapshots...

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RE: Cabin Design For A340-500/-600

Tue Apr 16, 2002 11:23 pm

You mention that the cockpits are virtually the same, but do note that the display screens are now all LCD flat screens, which is, I believe, a significant improvement.
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RE: Cabin Design For A340-500/-600

Tue Apr 16, 2002 11:26 pm

F-WWCC's cabin interior has not got the centre carry-on-baggage stowage bins. The outter bins are there though, but I can tell you it looks very nice and wavy, similar to those found on the 77 I flew. It looks very spacious. I have seen photos from my friend before, when it came to Hong Kong.

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