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  • #16
    Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
    It's the Airboinaer 1000 series. It was supposed to be hush hush secret but you've gone and let the cat out of the bag !!

    It will seat 1000 pax in a stretcher layout with passengers lying flat but stacked 10 high. The idea is that passengers will take their seats in a series of pallets outside the aircraft and then be loaded into the aircraft, much the same as freight pallets are today.
    Airboinaer figured that legroom was abysmal in economy class so they came up with this idea to give everyone a lie flat bed while retaining economy loading capability. The aircraft is aimed at the transatlantic routes from UK to Florida specifically targetting Disney World travellers.
    Extra passenger space has been made by not needing toilets or galleys now that everyone is effectively trapped in their seat, albeit laying down.

    Ryanair and easyJet are reputed to be the first customers and are said to be considering offering urinary catheter bag placement and intravenous feeds for a small extra fee. These will be fitted prior to taking ones place in the pallet.

    Emergency egress has been addressed by having blow out sides and roof to the aircraft, with pallets being ejected under ballistic recovery parachutes. Window pallets will go out of the side and centre blocks will go out through the roof.
    Should ejection be required in an emergency Ryanair and easyJet are further reputed to be making a compulsory charge for this based on the fact that it will be much more exciting than any Disney ride !

    hahaha! Absolute rib tickling stuff , Brian!