is the machine with the serial number 9246 is one of the many aircraft fuselages for the Airbus-factory in Hamburg-Finkenwerder. No paint, no interior, no wings. But already in the first quarter of 2020, the aircraft will fly with a Swiss cross on the tail fin through Europe.
It is the first Airbus A320 Neo, the Swiss . In total, the airline will receive within the next four years, 17 A320 Neo and eight slightly larger A321 Neo. The flyers are a further development of the aircraft of the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, with which Swiss is already on European routes, on-the-go.
Less room to Work for Crews
Up to 20 percent of the fuel to save the A320 Neo to the current models, per seat, announces the Swiss. Thanks to modern seats, it should be possible to pack more passengers into the aircraft and to provide you with a little more room.
The opposite happens, however, elsewhere. Because more room for seats means less for flight attendants and flight attendants. And now the space to Work is cramped "very," says Sandrine Nikolic-foot, President of the flight attendants ' Union, Kapers. In the newer cabins of the Airbus A320 of Swiss to have in the kitchen only two square meters. With the A320 Neo, you lose "even a two-digit percentage number to work area," criticizes you. This means that The Crews need to prepare drinks and Snacks to under two square meters.
The trade unions have intervened in the run-up, says Nikolic-foot. "We have put ourselves as much as we could on the hind legs," she says. Also with the Suva, you've made contact. "It would be a job on the ground, would not be allowed." But a plane is just not a office.
"The size ratios of the galley between the current A320 and the A320 Neo are the same."Swiss spokeswoman
Even if the lack of space in the galley in the first line relates to the staff – even the passengers notice it. The experience of flight show companions in the current kitchen with two square meters. In order to make the preparations for the Service, must be pushed on the Trolley – the cars, the drinks and food are stowed partly in the passenger cabin. And the more difficult the access to the toilets. A passenger needs to go in the wrong Moment, the toilet, there is so much Back - and-Hergeschiebe. Also the access to the Seats of the cabin staff can be blocked by the car. This can be a Problem if there is turbulence and you need to fasten your seat belt.
According to the Swiss changes compared to the previous on-Board kitchen little. "The size ratios of the galley between the current A320 and the A320 Neo are the same," says a spokeswoman. But they also explains: The furniture for a change, so that a constant surface area, the arrangement of the consoles was different. So, it means, in turn, of Kapers, lead to effective work area, because the freedom of movement of Crews is limited. The subject, according to the Swiss but only the smaller Airbus A320 Neo. In the slightly larger A321 Neo, the Board would be kitchens "much larger".
Maybe there will be more space for suitcase
While it looks as if the kitchens on the working environment in the Board lot change, could it be that Swiss cabin in the passenger adjusts. Recently about Air France announced that larger Luggage compartments in its fleet to incorporate, which can be approved suitcase upright storage. Also Airbus offers similar solutions.
reveals How Swiss-commercial-in-chief Tamur Goudarzi Pour, whether it is to build "a Consideration", also in the Swiss larger Luggage compartments in the Airbus A320 Neo. "We must live up to what customers bring on Board." A decision was not, however, have not yet fallen.
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Created: 07.12.2019, 20:43 PM