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Will The A380 Visit MAN?  
User currently offlineTIMC From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6306 times:

Does anyone know if there are any visits planned?

Obviously not commercially, just for proof-of-concept or anything?

Would love to be in the Airport pub and see it come gliding in... Big grin

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User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6223 times:

Hi
I know for sure that the A380 will be coming into LHR at the beginning of December for airport compatibility tests etc not heard if MAN is included in it's itinery. I'd be in the beer garden too if it did visit !!
 cloudnine 


User currently offlineStu1978 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6130 times:

Would be great to see it at MAN if it visited for test's etc.

Be great to get up close and personal with one of those beast's at the 24L line up.

Well worth a sickie for.

stu


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6110 times:

The topic is a bit misleading, I thought it had actually visited MAN. I don´t want to destroy your dreams, but to my knowledge, no visit at MAN is planned.


Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6020 times:

I don't think MAN is one of the 'official' A380 first or second phase airports (which were expanding facilities specifically for the A380), and so as yet is off the A380 radar.


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User currently offlineAri From UK - England, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6009 times:

Where will VS fly there 380s from?!

aRi


User currently offlineAirways45 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5983 times:

I think the A340-600 visited Manchester as part of its trials - seem to remember it flew a non-stop long haul route full of volunteers who were testing the cabin, galley, air conditioning etc.

As a point, I've heard rumours that the taxiway running past the aviation viewing park would need to be widened for A380 ops at Manchester. This could possibly threaten the viewing park which would have to move.

So, upshot, maybe we don't want it at Manchester just yet! Fly past would be nice though.

Also, A380 is bound to come to Airbus UK at Brougton / fly past for the folks that make those massive wings.

Airways45


User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5960 times:
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Quoting Ari (Reply 5):
Where will VS fly there 380s from?!

IIRC, VS will base their A380s at LHR.

-Gofly  Smile



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7378 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5874 times:
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Quoting Airways45 (Reply 6):
This could possibly threaten the viewing park which would have to move.

The viewing park will move in the medium term; prospective EK ops from 2007 or so (but perhaps delayed if they go 3 daily).

David


User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5840 times:

Changing the subject slightly, I heard the viewing park at MAN is to be closed, not sure exactly when, anyone else heard that ? (can't remember where I read it)
Claire


User currently offlineWidebodiedlee From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 119 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5789 times:

Quoting Stu1978 (Reply 2):



Quoting Stu1978 (Reply 2):
Be great to get up close and personal with one of those beast's at the 24L line up.

When the A380 does come into MAN it will operate from Runway 1 only ie 24R/06L.

BTW due to magnetic variance MANs runway designation will change in 2007 to 23/05

Lee Collins
Airport Planning
Manchester Airport



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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5749 times:

Will pay a visit to MAN when BAW will buy it !!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5739 times:

If BA buy the A380, Manchester is the last place you would ever see it!  Wink

Mark



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User currently offlineBAtriple7 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5720 times:

well no actually, you would see it when it busts an engine flying back from LAX and has to land in MAN...if it's being flown by the world's favourite airline...  Wink

User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5700 times:

Yes can see it now, British Airways the first airline to fly a fully laden A380 on 3 engines across the Atlantic. Much to the frustation of the FAA  Wink

Mark



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User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 735 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5474 times:

MAN would be the logical diversion for A380s for LHR, but if it isn't ready then they would have to divert to somewhere like FRA. Aircraft can't make Cat 3B landings from day one, so in the early days diversions are quite likely.

User currently offlinePieinthesky From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 392 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

SQ were considering send it up to MAN for a visit purely as a PR exercise once they have it operating into LHR.

User currently offlineFilton216 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5283 times:

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 1):
Hi
I know for sure that the A380 will be coming into LHR at the beginning of December for airport compatibility tests etc

Have you got a link or know which date. I might make my way there and see it!

I am waiting for it to come to Filton..my aunt lives at the end of the runway!

filton216



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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5272 times:

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 1):
Hi
I know for sure that the A380 will be coming into LHR at the beginning of December for airport compatibility tests

Does anyone has some more colour on that?

Robin



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User currently offlineARGinLON From Vatican City, joined Jun 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

Any ideas when (LHR) in December? What about LGW?

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5206 times:

MAN is probably a very low priority right now. any A380 flights will either be to certain key airports for tests or those which have a marketing purpose in the respect that a potential key buyer is located there - the likes of JNB for example on both counts. MAN fits on neither count i'm afraid.

Once delveries start then an A380 at MAn is more likely.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5161 times:

Heard some rumours that the A380 would visit Chester (Airbus/BAe) and East Midlands (Rolls Royce) sometime soon


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User currently offlineSpruit From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4701 times:

The last new Airbus did flypasts of the RR plant in Hucknall, wonder if the same is planned for the 380??

Anyone have any firm dates on LHR?

Can't see MAN being used anytime soon tho!

Pity Viewing at LHR is so poor!



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User currently offlineMikeStanton From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4322 times:

Yes please, if anyone knows any approx dates for the 380's first appearance at LHR please do lets us know! I just hope runways 27 left or right are being used as I will have a good chance of getting a first in the flesh glimpse  Smile

User currently offlineVPBNE From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4254 times:
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I would be following her with a Cessna 421.


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25 EGNR : Current rumour for A380 visit to Broughton/Hawarden is early to mid-June 2006. There is supposed to be a 'Friends & Family' day around then. During t
26 Post contains images DavidT : Great for me, I live under the flightpath for CEG
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