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Any New A380 Photos?  
User currently offlineTrent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 541 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6928 times:

Hi all,

Anyone know if there are any new pictures of the A380? I'm sure there are many more people out there that would like to keep an eye on how things are progressing.

While I'm on the subject, does anybody on the inside know if FedEx will operate their A380's out of London Stansted?

Trent.

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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6642 times:

Will any A380's operate into LGW, I didn't think so but peple keep tellingme they will

Sam Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineFutterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6562 times:

Got these off the http://www.fs2002.com forums  Big grin. The rollout of the first A380 Center (-re) Fuselage Section:




Massive!



What the FUTT?
User currently offlineB6A320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6525 times:

That thing is HUGE!!! Great photos!!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6495 times:

Has anyone else noticed just how big the doors on that thing are

Sam Laugh out loud



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineLH477 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 584 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6425 times:

This is HUGE!!!

Thanks for the great photo. Cant wait to see this @ yyz



Come on you gunners......!!!!!
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6319 times:

I already saw that pics before and it is looked very good pics for them.  Smile

User currently offlineARGinMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6054 times:

Is there any graphic comparing the size to a 747-400?


Alto.. Mucho mas alto.. hasta la cumbre
User currently offlineAirmech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5752 times:

Here are a couple of links comparing it to the 747

http://archives.californiaaviation.org/airport/jpg00852.jpg

http://archives.californiaaviation.org/airport/jpg00853.jpg


User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5724 times:

Ah!, Airmech the website is too busy!

User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5507 times:

Before getting the "busy" msg, I have been able to open the first link.
And it is not that innocent...
For the 747, they show the section with the top deck. As a result, you see business class seats. For the A380, they show a section in Y.
When you see those 2 pictures, which one looks more comportable?....

About the belly, for the 747, the section shows LD3 containers. In the A380, you see a pallet, that is built like a cube. As a result, you think it is the only thing you can load, and that you loose a lot of space.

Subliminal message from Associated Press to the American public: US airlines should not buy an aircraft that is less comfortable and less efficient than the old good 747...

Teva



Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5445 times:

Great photos! Enormous! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Josh


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5391 times:

Airmech,

I tired to looked it up with their website and it is too busy for them and can I try again sometime later in the afternoon or tomorrow. Thanks!  Smile


User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5333 times:

A340600,
The doors have got to be big in order pass evacuation tests. I, for one, do not see how you can evacutate a plane that size safely in the time required. Although I love aviation, I am not sure I'd like to fly in a plane that size. Does anyone know if gates will have to be re-designed and configured to fit this aircraft, or will standard gates suffice. I can't imagine how long it will take to load and unload passengers.


User currently offlineAdria From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5217 times:

The plane can be evacuated in 90 seconds as a B747 or B737. But the size difference is less then it was when the 747 was introduced

User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5104 times:

I still think the thing wont get off the runway on its first flight  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 978 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5044 times:

>>Subliminal message from Associated Press to the American public: US airlines should not buy an aircraft that is less comfortable and less efficient than the old good 747...<<

One of the most ridiculous and paranoid statements I've ever read on this board. More likely AP using incorrect or outdated information. How long ago was that comparison made? Before the A380 was launched I saw all kinds of speculation about the airplane that turned out wrong. Consider also the fact that mainstream news organizations rarely get their information on commercial aircraft right anyway. Subliminal message, yeah, right!

I'm looking forward to seeing the A380 in the air. I'm among those who believe the aircraft will be a success for Airbus. Unfortunately, I don't see any American carriers buying them, they have been focused on smaller planes / greater frequencies. I'd love to see one in AA's livery, though!

cheers, Ralph





Fly Douglas Jets DC-8 / DC-9 / DC-10 / MD80 / MD11 / MD90 / 717
User currently offlineNecigrad From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

"Consider also the fact that mainstream news organizations rarely get their information on commercial aircraft right anyway."

Here, here. How many times have we heard about the "Boeing A320"? I even heard a reporter here in Las Vegas say all the registration numbers start with an "N" because they're registered in Nevada.


User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4563 times:

Sad how the Americans and Boeing fans just will not accept this aircraft  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

Sad how the Americans and Boeing fans just will not accept this aircraft

Please don't take this unkindly, but if the shoe was on the other foot..... well, I think it's safe to say the reaction would be the same.

But for most of us 747 fans, there's a lot of pride for the 747. It has been one of the most significant aircraft in history, and it has held the "Queen of the Skies" title for over thirty years. In most of our eyes, it still will. To the true 747 fans, it's not just an airplane, it's a machine that is truly admired.

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Photo © Don Boyd


Long live the 747!

And good luck to the A380!


User currently offlineIrishpower From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4299 times:

N754pr,

Just a word of advice--don't make assumptions and generalizations about people!!! I cannot tell you how ignorant you sound.

I'm American and a Boeing fan and I am EXCITED as hell to see the new A380!!! It doesn't matter where it is made.

Both aircraft are amazing and BOTH will have their places in history!!!!






User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

Here Here to what Irishpower said. The A380 will be an amazing aircraft and the Europeans should be very proud of what they are accomplishing!!!!!

User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

I expected it to be big but I am AMAZED at the size.


Father, Son, HOYA spirit
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4111 times:

Of course they're going to be proud. Why shouldn't they? The A380 is being built with financing assurance from European governments not because there's a lucrative market for it, in my opinion, but largely because of pride. Sort of like a modern Concorde, although I'm sure the A380 will be more profitable than that.

User currently offlineTcfc424 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Please do not make generalizations about the American public from what you see from your country. Just as people across teh world are proud of their countries and businesses, we Americans are too. With that said, it does not mean that we will be against anything Airbus and the EU manufactures just because it competes with Boeing aircraft.

I am a very proud American, strong strong supporter of Boeing, and I am excited about the Airbus A380! (imagine that...we ARE capable of appreciating things not made in the USA!) I still have some questions about the aircraft, and I am not certain I would want to fly it right away, but these questions will be answered as the production continues and the testing begins.

My biggest concern is that airlines will make this aircraft cramped and uncomfortable...but that remains to be seen...I guess it all depends on how efficient it truly is.

The main point here is that when you ASSUME things, you get ASS/U/ME.


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