Alternate and overhead space utilization in long-range commercial aircraft

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The Overhead Space Utilization (OSU) feature provides operators of Boeing airplanes with a range of options as rest space for flight and cabin crew with minimal impact to passenger cabin floor area (and seat count) while avoiding loss of revenue belly cargo capacity. As use of longer-range passenger airplanes on routes with flight durations requiring rest periods for flight crew and cabin attendants increases over time, the need for providing dedicated rest facilities and space for other main cabin passenger service functions has become much more important. The paper covers the evolution of pre-OSU and OSU concepts and provides insights into impacts of incorporating OSU. It is intended to provide a historical perspective, rather than functioning as a design guide.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication67th International Conference on Mass Properties 2008
Subtitle of host publicationMay 17 - 22, 2008, Seattle, Washington, USA
Place of PublicationRed Hook, NY
PublisherSociety of Allied Weight Engineers
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9781605607139
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Mass Properties (67th : 2008) - Seattle, WA
Duration: 17 May 200822 May 2008


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mass Properties (67th : 2008)
CitySeattle, WA


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