Boeing 777 Overhead Rest Areas Delight Flight Crews, Add Revenue for Airlines

Boeing's innovative overhead rest area for pilots, available exclusively on the long-range 777 family of airplanes, is now certified for occupancy during taxi, takeoff, and landing. The updated certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Europe's Joint Aviation Authority means that relief pilots can now be seated comfortably in the overhead rest without interruption at the beginning and end of long-range flights, freeing up premium seats in the main cabin for revenue passengers.

Located above the passenger cabin, the pilot rest area includes two spacious sleeping berths, two business-class-comfort seats, and an area for optional amenities such as a closet, sink, or lavatory. Overhead rest provisions are also available for flight attendants.

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