JAL Introduces a Hotel Room with a 767-300 Cockpit Recreation at Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu

Japan Airlines (JAL) has introduced the “JAL Cockpit ROOM,” a concept room utilizing genuine cockpit parts of aircraft, at Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu connected to Haneda Airport. The room features a mockup supervised and produced by JAL’s flight crew, allowing guests to enjoy the ambiance of a cockpit.

Since October 2021, the JAL Group has been engaging in initiatives to utilize discarded aircraft parts. They have developed and sold upcycled life vests into bags, jewelry made from winglets, and more. From April 2022, Tokyo Bay Tokyu Hotel in Urayasu, Chiba, has been offering concept rooms furnished with items made from these materials. This new concept room marks the fourth installment of such efforts.

The mockup is modeled after the Boeing 767-300 aircraft, retired in August 2021, with panels and parts produced under the supervision of flight crews. The Flight Management Computer (FMC) input panel (Multi Function Control Display Unit/MCDU) and the cockpit seats for both the captain and the co-pilot utilize discarded materials from the actual aircraft.

The room, located on the fourth floor facing the C runway apron (Room No. 4235), features the mockup positioned towards the window. It offers a view of the parking area and runway, providing a realistic cockpit experience. While the seats are fixed for safety, some parts like the thrust levers are movable, allowing guests to simulate piloting.

Yadagai Yuzuru from JAL Engineering, who was in charge of planning and development, said, “Our previous concept rooms were modeled after cabins, but this time the theme is the cockpit. We want guests to enjoy the extraordinary experience of interacting with parts they normally wouldn’t be able to touch.”

The room has been available since March 16, with the end date yet to be determined. Reservations are accepted up to a year in advance. According to Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu, reservations are doing well, with bookings made until December.

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