Caravelle's inside works
Maanantai 20.3.2023 - Erja Reinikainen
Last week the Caravelle’s sanding work progressed in Pansio, but also new work areas were started. The preliminary preparations inside the aircraft were started and the first experiments in painting are also under way.
Panels were dismantled from the wall between the cabin and cockpit. They were taken to the Tuesday Club in Vantaa to be cleaned and restored. In the cockpit the shading cover above the instrument panel proved very difficult to unfasten. A small part, but very tightly fastened.
The torn insulation material and its plastic covers hanging from the cabin ceiling were removed together with some tubes and wires hanging above the aisle. Some old and dry tape lines were removed from the cabin floor. A couple of kilos of small bolts, nuts and washers were vacuumed from the cabin floor. They have probably been used for fastening either the passenger seats or the cabin panels on the walls and ceiling.
Photo by Erja Reinikainen.
Two maintenance panels in the cabin floor were opened to allow future work on the aircraft’s doors.
Photos by Jouko Tarponen except if otherwise mentioned.
Avainsanat: aviation history, restoration, Caravelle, SE-DAF, Sven Viking