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Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:33 am

I have a large shipment arriving on an A340 so I was interested in what kind of cargo they could carry.

So I was floored when I saw the following photo. It seems so ideal. Is that a cabin rest area that is essentially added onto the aircraft and can be removed at any time? It does seem built in but seems like an addition and option?

Novel Idea, if that is how it works.
Anyone know the details?


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RE: Is This The Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:01 am

I believe that it is a module which can be removed I have seen a picture of one on a container hoist.

Not sure if all A340's can carry this module that may be an option.

Does anyone know if the A330-200 can carry this module?
 
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RE: Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:23 am

Does anyone have any pictures of the inside?
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RE: Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:39 am

Flight Structures of Marysville, Washington has been building these for about 10 years. It requires some mods to the floor structure, wiring and ECS systems. Also, of course, you need a main deck vestibule for access.

There are also 777 and MD11 versions, plus a 767 prototype that hasn't gone into production.
 
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RE: Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:35 am

If i get chance the next time im on an A340 I will ask for you.

They are a novel idea as it allows the airlines to carry an extra 2 pallets on shorter trips where the crew dont get a rest (like to JFK). Just take the pallet off, lock the door in the cabin and put more pallets on there... Apparently its nicer for the crew as well...

http://www.v-flyer.com/seats.asp Have a look at row 44 on the -600, that grey block is the entrance to the crew rest...

Ingenious idea and very nice to sleep in actaully... even if it is likened to a coffin!
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RE: Is This The Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:23 am

The A340 also has a crew rest that fits in the bulk cargo compartment.

The 747 and 777 have optional crew rest bunks above the passenger cabin, making use of this otherwise unused space and not displacing revenue cargo.
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RE: Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:04 am

Is the the stairwell?


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RE: Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:18 am

That is a stairwell to Lufthansa's underfloor passenger amenities.

The crew rest module above fits in all Airbus widebodies, but really is only needed on the 330-200 and A340.

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RE: Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:29 pm

That is a stairwell to Lufthansa's underfloor passenger amenities.
What are these Aminities.

Anyone with pics of the Inside of the Mobile crew rest Area.
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RE: Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:00 pm

I just slept in one six hours ago. Quite comfy, and the entrance is located in the MSC just by door 3. However, it does tend to get quite stuffy down there in the beginning.

The LDMCR, even though it is removable, is more or less a permanent addition. Usually not enough time during a turnaround to disconnect all the systems and remove it for a short sector.

The bulk rest (LCRC) in the 600 is even more comfortable. The cockpit crew get their own room, with a nice reclining chair to watch movies or read in.
 
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RE: Is This The Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:28 am

Sure, there are photos of the inside. Just did a quick search:


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RE: Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:23 am

Looks quite Comfy  Big thumbs up
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RE: Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:28 am

"What are these Aminities."

Lavs.

On top of that, there's a galley down there (remember the TriStar?) from which you can access the crew rest, so yes, the staircase is also used by cabin crew who want to sleep.
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RE: Is This Hte Standard For Crew Rest On Airbus?

Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:03 am

What are these Aminities."

Lavs.


Which ones have lavs?

The only ones I am aware of with lavs are on the BA 744 fleet.
About half of them have a one in their door 5 overhead crew rest.
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