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Regulations For Insulation

Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:05 pm

Are there FAA regulations requiring insulation on passenger aircraft?

The KC-135 I was on didn't have any of the plastic paneling or insulation, exposed pipes and wires everywhere!

Is there any regulatory reason why a passenger or cargo carrier couldn't operate commercially like this?

With AA doing everything they can to shed weight, I wouldn't be surprised...

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RE: Regulations For Insulation

Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:56 pm

That weight advantage would be eaten up by the parachutes they would take on board to promote their safety...
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RE: Regulations For Insulation

Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:54 pm

Most Cargo Aircraft dumb those Insulation Blankets to reduce Weight.Especially in the Aft section.
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