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A380 LHR Any Date Yet?  
User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

hi everyone
I know that this has been covered previously (apologies!) but does anyone have an update as to when exactly the A380 will be visiting LHR (compatibility tests etc) want to book accomodation in Hounslow the night before
Cheers
Claire  Smile

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User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Last I heard was mid-December

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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

Mid-December!!!!! Wow I will go down then, I dont care how cold it is!!!!

User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Actually it probably won't be till next year now, possibly after Farnborough next summer. LHR is down on the list for route proving operations but mid December seems very unlikely with the current pace of flight testing. As soon as I can get a date I will post it, the visit will be something not to be missed!


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User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

Hi LHR27C
Thanks for the information ! I'll keep a look out for your posts !
Claire  wave 


User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1628 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

I'm also waiting eagerly for any updated news on the A380 at LHR!

If at all possible, I will be there to welcome the A380 with my camera; it'll be my first ever sighting (and photos) of it!

Hopefully it's not on a school day at King's College London; I cannot see myself skipping class (after I came all the way from the USA to study here in London!).

I've always wanted to see the A380 in person ever since it debuted last year. I always wished to go to TLS (its home) to see it, but I'm quite busy as a student with little time to really get out much outside London. Besides, I am totally unfamiliar with TLS or any other European airport, or how to plan a trip there. Is there an area at TLS to see the A380 at?


SmithAir747



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

I kind of hate to say this, but I don't expect the A380-800 test planes at LHR until at least one of the gates designed to be A388-compatible are finished.  Sad

User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2409 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 6):
I kind of hate to say this, but I don't expect the A380-800 test planes at LHR until at least one of the gates designed to be A388-compatible are finished.

Do you have any idea of when that will happen?


User currently offlinePogo From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 7):
Quoting RayChuang (Reply 6):
I kind of hate to say this, but I don't expect the A380-800 test planes at LHR until at least one of the gates designed to be A388-compatible are finished.

Do you have any idea of when that will happen?

I think one is fully ready, of the three pupose built stands, two have the air bridges in place, I am sure stand 305 is fully ready, unless anyone knows better.



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