Crew Rest Compartment
Aerocon’s Crew Rest Compartment for the Forward Lower Lobe provides
modular sleeping accommodations for up to 10 crew members, with up to
two fully-equipped lavatories and numerous stowage areas. Berth units
are spacious and private, with high-quality mattresses and privacy
curtains, accessed by wide hallways for an unmatched overall sense of
The Crew Rest Compartment is installed as 1-3 quick-change
modules, requiring only standard pallet-loading equipment and hand shop
tools. Modules are secured to the aircraft using the existing pallet
handling system, with no additional hard points required. Service
interconnections are centralized to allow for quick installation and
removal, and numerous access panels allow access through the module
walls to catwalk and air system components requiring frequent
maintenance. This design allows a great deal of maintenance tasks to be
accomplished without removal of the compartment.
The layout of the Aerocon Crew Rest distinguishes itself with its
spaciousness. Gone are the narrow passageways and cramped quarters.
Hallways are typically 28-36” in width, and are lit by dual-level LED
lighting. While the floor-level lighting stays on constantly for
safety, the upwash lighting can be dimmed and turned off to provide a
comfortable lighting level for sleeping occupants. A supplemental air
heating system provides user-selectable temperature control for the
Walls are covered with padded décor panels to provide sound absorption,
durability and protection from injury. These panels are removable for
cleaning, and can be easily replaced or recovered to suit the
operator’s interior design. An extra 60Hz ground power outlet is
provided in the hall for cleaning crew use.
Aerocon’s Crew Rest features configurations of
3-10 berths, each with the following:
- VIP-quality mattress
- Safety belt
- LED reading light
- Individual cool air gasper
- Heated air diffuser
- Smoke detector
- Privacy curtain.
Berths are designed with passenger comfort as a priority
large openings, padded surfaces, and maximized use of space.
The Crew Rest features up to two fully-equipped lavatory
units. Each lavatory features a vacuum toilet interfaced to the main
waste system, complete with a fold-down padded bench seat that can be
used for dressing. A supplemental temperature-selectable hot water
heater provides a dedicated hot water supply for the crew rest sinks.
60Hz shaver outlets and lighted makeup mirror are also included, along
with numerous dry item stowage cabinets. Hardwood flooring completes
the unit, an elegant touch that is yet rugged and easy to clean. A
bidet spray wand with independent temperature-selectable water heater
is available as an option.
A 250 cubic foot, 500 lbs maximum capacity Class B Stowage
Area provides bulk stowage of crew member carry-on items. It has a
separate light switch, pocket door, and optional coat rod and floor
Safety is a high priority in the Crew Rest Compartment. The
system is physically isolated from the cargo compartment environment,
and protected from cargo fire. The integral smoke detection system
automatically isolates the CRC air, water, and electrical systems from
the aircraft in case of fire. Smoke detection and CRC access door
status is monitored from panels in the flight deck, and the optional
automatic fire suppression system (knockdown / inerting) can eliminate
the need for manual fire fighting.
Aerocon worked closely with the Federal Aviation Administration to
establish the safety standards for the Lower Lobe Cargo Compartment,
the first of its kind combining a large occupant complement,
full-featured lavatories, and Class B stowage, and is the only company
in the world offering this system with STC, configured to your
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