Acebadger From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 10 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6311 times:
With the A380 making a stop at Frankfurt recently, does anyone know when they'll be undertaking a "show the aircraft" trip around Europe? More importantly, does anyone know when it'll be coming to LHR?
Acebadger From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 10 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5814 times:
Yeah, I guess with the successful completion of the airport compatibilty test at Frankfurt recently, we will be seeing the A380 pretty soon in the UK. With Virgin being a customer, will it (A380) be flying from LGW as well as LHR?
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5730 times:
Quoting RAMPRAT980 (Reply 8): Are there any airports in the states that are capable of having the A380 landing on their runways
I think it is said about a trillion of times that the runways usually is no issue. Anywhere a 747, 777 or 340/330 can land and a take off a 380 can do too. She even needs less length than the 747. As the 380 has more wheels the weight for a runway is no problem, only perhaps for bridges or tunnels because the overall weight is important there and not weight per wheel like on a runway or taxiway.
NoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5604 times:
Was reading on a mailing list I'm on tonight that they plan to do an A380 flypast at Derby when it comes to the UK in the near future, to show it off to the Rolls Royce employees.......this from Rolls Royce's marketing manager.
So it seems it will definitely be in the UK, and a flypast at Derby is very likely!
Spruit From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5347 times:
Quoting Usaf6986 (Reply 14): Umm I hope you know that RR engines are made in Indianapolis,IN. RR as a company, (well the real RR) doesn't exist except in the US, and they make A/c engines in Indy.
Errmm Wrong, They make the Trent series of Aero engines in Derby UK and Today, Hucknall is a production centre but also a Test Facility with numerous static testbeds capable of testing engines up to 140,000lbs thrust. These facilities include the ability to cryogenically freeze engines, simulation of torrential rain, effect of multiple birdstrikes and to purposely induce catastrophic failures such as fan blade release.
The A340 overflew the Hucknall and Derby plants for the employees who made these engines with a Spitfire escort, although I don't disagree that Rolls Royce has a North American arm which deals in Aero engines and Military engines I do disagree with your statement that RR doesn't exist outside the US!
A direct quote from Rolls Royce North American Website.
"Rolls-Royce civil aero engines are designed and built in North America, the UK and Germany, with parts coming from a worldwide manufacturing and supply base. Engines manufactured by Rolls-Royce and partners in North America include the Rolls-Royce AE3007, Williams-Rolls FJ44 and International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500."
A319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4936 times:
Quoting Spruit (Reply 19): Please state your sources, I've trawled the news sites in the UK and France and can find no suggestion of this?
I think that was a bit sarcastic..... It was a normal bus that was torched in Toulouse, not an AirBUS.....
It will probably fly over Derby the same time it (hopefully) goes to Filton and Broughton. The Airbus Family Day is on the same day in both places, so it might fly via Derby when it goes up/flies down. That is if it's going to be there! It's been to France, Germany, Spain - now only the UK is missing!!