From: email@example.com (Ed Hahn) Organization: The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Va. Date: 26 May 94 12:14:44 References: 1 2 3 4 5
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In article <airliners.1994.1256@ohare.Chicago.COM> rna@leland.Stanford.EDU (Robert Ashcroft) writes: In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote: >In article <airliners.1994.1237@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Ned Kittlitz wrote:>I believe there are multiple flightdeck crews on very long flights. >>Is this true? > ------ I recently had an opportunity to look around a Lufthansa A340 in the hangar at Frankfurt last November. For the additional crew (both flight deck and cabin), they have two crew rest areas. The first is a submarine-like berth with a double bunk right behind the cockpit (on the right side of the aircraft). The second is a compartment in the CARGO level of the aircraft, with 6+ bunks, with access from themain cabin through a stairwell. The second compartment was located over the wing. (It was mentioned that this might actually be a modified cargo container, and could be off-loaded). Another of our group (an evaluation crew from a US carrier looking at another aircraft type) mentioned that this arrangement wouldn't work for us - too much potential for fooling around :-). As a side note, the A340 we looked at had a "Purser's station" located about a third of the way back along the cabin. It was a little booth with just enough room for one person to sit at a desk. All of the cabin video equipment (including the personalized video for FC) was controlled from here. All in all it looked to be about the same size as a lavatory, on the left side of the aircraft. (NOTE: I have since left the airline that sent the evaluation group.) My 0.02USD, ed //////// Ed Hahn | email@example.com | (703) 883-5988 \\\\\\\\ The above comment reflects the opinions of the author, and does not constitute endorsement or implied warranty by the MITRE Corporation. Really, I wouldn't kid you about a thing like this.