ABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5787 times:
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 !!
Airways45 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 299 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5547 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.
Candid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 728 posts, RR: 4 Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5038 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.
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 55 Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4770 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.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
MikeStanton From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 5 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 3886 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