Is the Forward pressure bulkhead in front of the pilots.. I.e when you lift the Radome for maintenance is that the Forward pressure bulkhead you can see? Some images or a diagram would be great.


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It's located in the aircrafts radome (nose) where the weather radar is located. It's to keep the pressurized air from exiting the fuselage.

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    $\begingroup$ It doesn't always have to be there - on the A380 it's slightly further back than that and is a complex structure which involves half of the front wheel well - they build a further structure up to actually make the nose, but the pressure bulkhead is further aft. $\endgroup$
    – Moo
    Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 0:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Moo that picture is strangely ominous, yet friendly... $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 17:51

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