MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 4720 posts, RR: 7 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2125 times:
As we get closer to the A-380's first flight, I have not seen any US airport undertake the runway/taxiway improvements needed for this plane. IIRC, Aviation Week reported a year or two ago that all US airports need to do at least some work and LAX needs about $35 million to accomplish the mods.
Presumably only the very largest traffic points would anticipate A-380 flights. Does anybody know if A-380 preps are actually being made at LAX, JFK, ORD, ATL, etc?
MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 4720 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2072 times:
Jeremiah, thanks for the ATL details. Is the work scheduled? How happy are the domestic carriers about paying the $60 million to support one or two flights a day? There was grumbling in LAX, but it seems to have died down.
Teahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5264 posts, RR: 64 Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
Ooopps I actually meant to say "South End of Concourse E". Or that's at least what I am reading in an airport ducument on accomodating the A380.
I presume the work will start in the near future. BTW, ATL anticipates the following:
- 2 daily passenger A380 movements by 2015, the initial one operated by Air France. No additional passenger routes/services through 2015.
- 2 daily cargo A380 movements by 2015, the initial one operated by Lufthansa Cargo (which hasn't even ordered the plane). Additional service to/from Asia by 2025, probably through Anchorage.
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AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5818 posts, RR: 23 Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1727 times:
All runways in San Francisco are 200 ft wide. The 11,800 ft 28R should do at sea level. Taxiways and gates seem to be the big question. The A/C and use taxiway Bravo ( the outer taxiway around the terminal ) but will restrict all movements on taxiway Alfa to 737/A320 and smaller. Gates A-11 and G-101 as far as I know are the only Intl gates that will be able to accom. it. I have been trying to dig up as much info as I can. Anyone have any ideas on future routes of the A380 to SFO. All I have heard has been VS to London. Maybe some cargo ops.
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RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7693 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1599 times:
From what I've read about SFO's current configuration, they will need about US$70 million in improvements to accommodate the A380-800. The big issue are the exit ramps on Runways 28R/10L and 1R/19L--I believe SFO will start the widening work very soon.
The end of Concourses A and G have two gates that are already conforming to the 80 x 80 meter standard needed for the A388. I believe the gates on the side of these two concourses that face towards San Franciso Bay can also be used to accommodate the A388 in a pinch, but that means you can't park a 747-400 on an adjacent gate, though.