airmale
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A380 Forehead Area; What Will It House?

Wed May 23, 2001 4:35 pm

What will the A380s forehead (above the cockpit) house inside it? a mini theatre? a lounge? a play area for kids Confused
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catpac
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RE: A380 Forehead Area; What Will It House?

Wed May 23, 2001 4:43 pm

I cannot confirm this but I think I have seen it in Flight International that the area you are talking about is to house the Air conditioning systems, etc.
 
GDB
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RE: A380 Forehead Area; What Will It House?

Wed May 23, 2001 7:00 pm

Almost certainly seating, for maximum operating economics. There may be a lot more space, even a shop or two. All the other stuff? I doubt it, imagine being on an exercise machine when turbulence hits.
The certification authorities would be very dubious about allowing some of the stuff that's been hyped up.
Besides, haven't we heard all this before, in the early days of the 747 programme?
 
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RE: A380 Forehead Area; What Will It House?

Wed May 23, 2001 7:10 pm

it will be closely to that one a340-600

i will tell you more, when i find out
 
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RE: A380 Forehead Area; What Will It House?

Wed May 23, 2001 8:16 pm

The funniest thing I heard was about the jacuzzi.

In an aircraft, everything is about weight. You know how much a filled jacuzzi would weigh? And how about turbulance? You have water dripping down through joints causing corrosion. One of the most frequent places where corrosion is found on airplanes is in the lavatories, from the little bit of water splashing from the sink and those of us who can't aim (short barrel perhaps ?

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Joni
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RE: A380 Forehead Area; What Will It House?

Wed May 23, 2001 8:36 pm


The forehead area you refer to is very small - the cockpit is between the 2 decks, so that space is definitely not standing height. Probably just some equipment there, or a fridge for the pilots  Smile

 
Braniff727
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RE: A380 Forehead Area; What Will It House?

Wed May 23, 2001 9:52 pm

Catpac is right I believe. All the schematics and drawings I've seen say that is where the "air conditioning plant" is going to be.
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