nsfguy
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Incredible Moduler LH 744!

Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:27 am

I saw on a show, the amazing and rapid transformation the pro's at luftansa (?) are able to do when the need arises. I never realized you could remove seats, put up walls and install a vertual hospital room right in the middle of a 747 to transport a critical patient along with all the life support needed, this is wonderful! and the fellow pax never know its even there... looks like just another center bulkhead. Perhaps not a quality a.net post, but I bet most lay people like me never knew this was possible.
 
leelaw
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RE: Incredible Moduler LH 744!

Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:29 am

Interesting. Is this capability limited to the 744 or is it available on other types in the fleet. Where in the cabin do they position this module?
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latinaviation
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RE: Incredible Moduler LH 744!

Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:41 am

Funny you mention this, they actually bring this up in corporate sales meetings. When we meet with LH, our rep shows us photos of the module in a 744, in the event we would need to bring an employee back on medical emergency. I believe they also have this on their A-340-600.
 
nsfguy
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RE: Incredible Modular LH 744!

Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:56 am

Module was in the center and looked totally inconspicuous... Three rows of center seats were rolled out, a medical bed was attached to the floor and then the Walls were snapped into place making a very nice little room with overhead power drop down for the medical equip. The Walls of the snap in were the same color (grey) of the carpet SO it looked like a galley or lav bulkhead. The story was all about the way ALL 747's had the ability to support modular components if the airlines wanted to use it. Simply put the floor tracs along with snap in equipment allow the cabin to be multi functional to a point you could make it look like a vip "air force one" type one day, then back to the regular old grind the next.
 
Tod
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RE: Incredible Moduler LH 744!

Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:16 am

LH 744 will also have the ability to switch the area between door 2 and door 3 from all J class to all Y, or split in half and half. All in less that one work shift.

As far as modular configurations go, all 747 can be modified to accomidate multiple arrangements, but certification and floor loading issues need to be addressed first.
 
cha747
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RE: Incredible Moduler LH 744!

Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:29 am

http://www.lufthansa-technik.com/applications/portal/lhtportal/portlets/searchResultPortlet/resolve.jsp?id=d43ffe073cc6facaa86d54f7d757a6d65c53e432e598e406c973abb57268655f014c55462829ef120df9d1994b602ae3

I actually did some research on this...looks like Lufthansa has really thought this through and has one of the best solutions for commercial aircraft.
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TUGMASTER
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RE: Incredible Moduler LH 744!

Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:05 am

Fyi,

The KU 747 has this fitted constantly....... it's more of an operating theatre really, and on the upper deck there is a board room/eating area and a bedroom with great Sont DVD/TV/Audio system, followed with a bathroom with WC and bidet and it even has a shower as well........certainly the way to travel.

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Horus
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RE: Incredible Moduler LH 744!

Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:38 am

"The KU 747 has this fitted constantly"

Tugmaster, their sole 744 is used mainly for VIP roles in which case it has all the fittings you mentioned. But during peak periods the aircraft is converted into passenger configuration.

If you look at KWI's arrivals you'll see that the 747 will be used on flight KAC/KU542 from Cairo this Friday (high demand after Eid Holiday)
http://www.kuwait-airport.com.kw/index_e.htm
(go to 'Flight Information' the click on 'Arrivals' then go down to Friday 04/02/05)

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TUGMASTER
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RE: Incredible Moduler LH 744!

Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:19 am

Horus,

I certainly agree with you that the KU747 is used on scheduled flights as well as it's role as the Kuwaiti Govt.s premier aircraft.......however It is NOT converted back every time for sked pax use, this aircraft always flies in 'VIP' mode. I have been on this aircraft many times, when it operates KU103/104 into LHR and the aircraft is always in 'VIP' set up, albeit with the surgery/theatre locked as well as the bedroom, and the boardroom/dining room is always covered in heavy plastic protection.



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JHSfan
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RE: Incredible Moduler LH 744!

Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:21 am

Basically an airliner is a flying container where you can change the interior within a certain concept.

The German airforce has an Airbus A310 for evacuation of patients:

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If you search for a A310 with the # 1024 you will get 32 pictures, some of them showing the interior. Try also to search for the plane on and . On the last one you will have to perform a combined search, with "Aircraft begins with": "Airbus A310" and "Airline begins with": "Luftwaffe"

I think that countries that are well prepared for catastrophes are likely to have such equipment.
I don't know for how long the Germans have had their equipment, but 17 years ago a lot of seriously injured people were moved from the Ramstein base by air to other hospitals, not only in Germany but also to hospitals in neighboring countries. The Ramstein tragedy showed that tragedies can happen quickly and that you must be prepared before things happen.

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