speedmarque
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A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:46 pm

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This image shows windows and door much further forward on the upper deck than the pax version. Why doesnt the fwd section get used on the pax version?

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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:50 pm

It may be due to lavatories and galleys being located there in the pax version. Afterall it is just an assumption.
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:51 pm

Probably because on the pax version, they'd be a galley there, plus a few bogs. So there wouldnt be any pax that far forward. Cargo dont need a galley, well not as big as the pax version, so they can push this all further forward.

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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:10 pm

That would be an emergency exit/slide for the crew. Freighters usually they have some bunks and J class seats, and a small galley.

Often see a number of people in that area, especially when transporting horses.

Most cargo airlines are not allowed to carry passengers on freighters, so horse trainers etc are actually listed as crew for those flights, hence the accommodation provided.
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:13 pm

Quoting Zeke (Reply 3):
That would be an emergency exit/slide for the crew. Freighters usually they have some bunks and J class seats, and a small galley.

Often see a number of people in that area, especially when transporting horses.

Most cargo airlines are not allowed to carry passengers on freighters, so horse trainers etc are actually listed as crew for those flights, hence the accommodation provided.

Thanks but that was not what I was asking. Have a read of my post again.

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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:54 pm

Quoting Speedmarque (Thread starter):
Why doesnt the fwd section get used on the pax version?

LOL! According to this cutaway, it does get used.

http://www.stevey.com/2005/11/25/large-planes/

Mind you, there is also a bar, restuarant and duty free shop!

[Edited 2007-01-02 14:58:55]
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:00 pm

Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 4):
Thanks but that was not what I was asking. Have a read of my post again.

Not sure I understand your question then...you do know the location of the staircase, and that it is not required on a freighter ?
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:26 am

Quoting Sean377 (Reply 5):

Not sure why, but that image doesn't exactly seem current.
Its interesting to note the location of the staircase on the PAX version. It seems like it would chew up valuable cargo space on the freighter. I wonder how access to the crew seats, galley, etc. will be provided on the Freighter. It seems a waste of space to have a staircase to the upperdeck. Is it necessary for other reasons?
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:35 am

Just for info I know VS wanted (and had seating plans) that included the staircase at doors 2. Airbus denied this option though as too costly to produce just for one carrier.
 
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:41 am

Just for reference, here's another cutaway of the A380-800 PAX version.
http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=9140

I think if you look at side-by-side images of the PAX and freighter versions, you will note that the upper deck door is moved forward on the freighter. It appears to me that the space is utilized up to the same position forward in both variants. It may be possible that they can go a little further forward if the air conditioning equipment size can be reduced. But I doubt by that much because headroom starts to diminish it seems.

Any cutaways of the freighter version out there?
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:47 am

It's because there's no stair case, and because the freighter front section need not be passenger friendly in the same way. It can have lower ceilings, no overhead bins, etc.

The upstairs door position on the A380pax is also influenced by the doors below, as you need to be able to get jetways to all three, and to have all three slides come out without interfering with each other. In the F version, these aren't considerations.
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:07 am

Quoting Ferret (Reply 9):
Any cutaways of the freighter version out there?

You'll find pictures of the suggested interior configuration on the A380F here:
A380 Airport Compatibility Brochure
 
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:14 am

Quoting Brendows (Reply 11):
You'll find pictures of the suggested interior configuration on the A380F here:
A380 Airport Compatibility Brochure

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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:42 am

Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 4):
Thanks but that was not what I was asking. Have a read of my post again.

It is remarks like that that have driven alot of previous knowledgeable industry professionals away from this website.

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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:47 am

After looking at the Airbus documentation, the UPS rendering is wrong anyway.

The plane has a real door on both sides on the main deck. There is also a real door at the back on the left.

On the upper deck there are two emergency doors similar to overwing exits.

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 13):
It is remarks like that that have driven alot of previous knowledgeable industry professionals away from this website.

It's not his fault people were answering the wrong question. I say that because I found his question quite clear...  Wink
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:04 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 10):
The upstairs door position on the A380pax is also influenced by the doors below, as you need to be able to get jetways to all three, and to have all three slides come out without interfering with each other.

 checkmark  The large amount of windowless space in the A388 pax 'forehead' arises because door 6 is not installed on that variant. Door 6 will appear in the A389 stretch (should market demand warrant, void where prohibited  smile  )
 
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:51 pm

Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 15):
Door 6 will appear in the A389 stretch

So 3 jetway A380 gates need to be able to have the upper jetway position behind jetway 2 -OR- between jetway 1 and 2? How does that work? Or are they going still go to what will be door 7?
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:33 pm

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 13):
It is remarks like that that have driven alot of previous knowledgeable industry professionals away from this website.

Who opened your box Leezy? My question was clear and my response to Zeke perfectly polite.

Just goes to show what a strange website this is................Leezy you used to stick up for me when I was a different username. I have changed job and company now. Is there a VS/BA chip on your shoulder??
 
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:04 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 16):
So 3 jetway A380 gates need to be able to have the upper jetway position behind jetway 2 -OR- between jetway 1 and 2? How does that work? Or are they going still go to what will be door 7?

I think the A388 would be doors 1, 2 and 7 (since there is no door 6), and the A389 doors 1, 2 and 6. The second and third jetways can presumably reach either deck. I strongly doubt this has been overlooked in the design of the jetways, since they were developed in consultation with Airbus.
 
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RE: A380F Upper Deck Windows And Door

Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:42 pm

Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 18):
The second and third jetways can presumably reach either deck.

That makes sense. I didn't mean to imply it was overlooked by anyone, just wondering how it would be accomplished.
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