Watch a 747 refit in just 105 seconds
Qantas has released a time-lapse video of an interior refit of a 747-400
Australia's flag carrier Qantas has released a video showing, in just 105 seconds, how it rips the guts out of a 747-400's passenger cabins, spruces them up, repaints the plane and then sends it back to work.
We'd have liked it to run a little longer and offer more detail, but the results are still rather fine.
Old but cool
They've been around for a while, but jumbos are still cool in a big engineering sense.
Also it's good to see that there's some sectors of industry that are still building things to last and be renewed along the way. The aviation industry has got used to aircraft lasting decades, and so that's how they're built. The extreme example is the B52 - the US military are planning on running those to at least 2040 apparently, by which time they'll be nearly 100 years old.
Other industries (e,g, cars) seems to give the impression that they believe that that sort of business model stifles innovation and progress. Cars (especially American ones) are not built to last or be viable beyond a few years. But look at how new aircraft have changed, and look at the upgrade kits (better engines, etc) that you can get for old aircraft. There's no reason why cars shouldn't be built with that sort of life cycle in mind.
Re: wrong music
And a fat bloke with a paintbrush being chased by a lot of bare-breasted flight attendants, presumably?
(PS. The Benny Hill music is called "Yakety Sax".)
Did you notice the two bolts that were left over after the refit.....
Hope they are not too importa............................
Re: As it happens.....
You do know that was a time lapse film, don't you?
This video is pretty cool, but it'd be better if they ditched the synthy sonic backdrop and replaced it with the Benny Hill music