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Is NRT Ready For The A380?  
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

Slot-restricted NRT is often mentioned as a prime candidate for A380 operations. Is NRT currently capable of accommodating the A380 and/or will it have such capability by EIS or shortly thereafter?

[Edited 2005-04-24 13:40:26]

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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 6285 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3733 times:

I really don't know BUT:

1) NRT is a relatively new airport, it was most likly designed around the 80m box
2) The A380 doesn't require much change to any airport that a B747 can use, subject to certian site specific restrictions. I dont think NRT has any of these.
3) Purely from my own obversion it seem that the outer satalite, at least, of terminal 2 could fit the 80m box without any real problem. If fact the end gates there look like they could take an AN225 with only line marking changes. The SK A343 we arrived on in January look really small out there.


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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 1):
2) The A380 doesn't require much change to any airport that a B747 can use,

For emergency use, yes.

For regular use, gross weight, taxiway clearance, and terminal gate layout are issues even where 747's are already in regular service.

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