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Airbus 380 Usa Visit  
User currently offlineMsett1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9409 times:

Is the a380 ever suppose to visit the usa? I dont want to wait until it starts flying to the usa to see it. haha! Anyone know of any usa possible visits?

Matt

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User currently offlineAJRfromSYR From United States of America, joined May 2005, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9335 times:

Don't count on it even though UPS and FedEx both have good sized orders.


-AJR-
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9276 times:

This airplane will without question visit Los Angeles, New York, and Memphis.

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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25260 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9243 times:
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Quoting Gigneil (Reply 2):
This airplane will without question visit Los Angeles, New York, and Memphis.

I think that is probably accurate.

I might be tempted to add Chicago as a possible.

cheers

mariner



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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9205 times:

I would add Miami to this list as LH will be operating one there if memory serves me, coupled with the Airbus training center located there...

Jeffrey



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User currently offlineNorthwestEWR From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 423 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9167 times:

What about EWR ? Fedex and UPS both have major ops here.


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User currently offlinePHLAUA From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9117 times:

and how about SDF and ATL since those are UPS's operational hub and HQ respectively.

User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9108 times:

And Montreal proving runs for AF!

User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9068 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 2):
This airplane will without question visit Los Angeles

It should not be a question of 'if' but 'when.' Hopefully LAX can get itself together in time so when the A380 is ready to come visit they will be able to handle it. A lot of articles have said we won't be ready, but who knows.
-Matt



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8649 times:

SFO most likely too, A346 was also there.


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User currently offlineDc10heaven From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8606 times:

What about to SEA--NOT !!  box 

User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8577 times:

What is the point of Airbus sending the A380 (publicity purposes of course) to the USA when they have no orders from any of the American/Canadian passenger operators, I think the only time Airbus will send one is when the first freighter is built.

[Edited 2005-12-15 15:46:14]


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User currently offlineDanimarroquin From Colombia, joined Jan 2005, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8560 times:

I guess they will have the giant stickers of UPS and FEDEX for each visit

when we will see the first first picture of a freighter coming out of a hangar ?  angel 


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8299 times:

Quoting Dc10heaven (Reply 10):
What about to SEA--NOT !!

LOL! Can you imagine the A380 in full Airbus colors doing touch-n-go's at Paine Field!? They'd have rocks thrown at them!  duck 



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User currently offlineAMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7533 times:

Quoting Dc10heaven (Reply 10):
What is the point of Airbus sending the A380 (publicity purposes of course) to the USA when they have no orders from any of the American/Canadian passenger operators

Airport proving runs, maybe? I guess, SQ wants to know whether there will be any unforeseen problems at SFO, LAX before they send their WhaleJets to these airports, don't you think so? Same for QF and LAX.


User currently offlineMBJ2000 From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7444 times:

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 13):
Quoting Dc10heaven (Reply 10):What about to SEA--NOT !!
LOL! Can you imagine the A380 in full Airbus colors doing touch-n-go's at Paine Field!? They'd have rocks thrown at them!   

This is funny!  biggrin 
I just had this picture in front of my eyes, an A380 with big letters on the fuselage saying "Boeing is a sissy!" doing a short touch-down there. Boeing workers with hay forks, pickaxes and rocks, stand along the runway and yell like mad at it...



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User currently offlineBSU747 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7253 times:

Are the 3 Boeing airfields in Seattle owned by Boeing?
If not, is there anything to stop Airbus pulling off such a stunt?
I don't think Airbus or Boeing would stoop so low but you never know.
I am sure that Boeing could fly to Toulouse, if memory serves me correct Airbus do not own Toulouse Airport. I think they might have sole use of one of the runways.

BSU747



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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6862 times:

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 13):
Can you imagine the A380 in full Airbus colors doing touch-n-go's at Paine Field!?

Didn't Goodrich get some A380 interior work? Might show up at PAE after all .. ??



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6761 times:

When is the A380F prototype going to be built?

Cheers
Mats



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User currently offlineEhgearbox From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6664 times:

Hey I am from Iowa, now what are the odds of the A380 stopping by Cedar Rapids? hahahahaha

User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 747 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6533 times:

Can't wait till its gets to Memphis....got many friends with SIDA badges at MEM  bouncy 

Quoting Ehgearbox (Reply 19):
Hey I am from Iowa, now what are the odds of the A380 stopping by Cedar Rapids? hahahahaha

depends on how much FOD it picks up in MEM  duck 

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineGift4tbone From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5918 times:

Quoting AirworldA320 (Reply 11):
What is the point of Airbus sending the A380 (publicity purposes of course) to the USA when they have no orders from any of the American/Canadian passenger operators,

Easy, to attract new customers. Only too bad for Airbus, and us spotters, that no US airline can afford them right now. Except maybe WN or B6, we'll have to keep dreaming on that one.

A380 DAL-MDW...lol

-Tony@PVD



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User currently offlineAJRfromSYR From United States of America, joined May 2005, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5682 times:

Quoting Gift4tbone (Reply 21):
Only too bad for Airbus, and us spotters, that no US airline can afford them right now.

A year ago they were selling for 140mil a piece, not too hard to swing.


EDIT:spelling error

[Edited 2005-12-15 23:51:04]


-AJR-
User currently offlinePbottenb From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5671 times:

Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 8):
It should not be a question of 'if' but 'when.' Hopefully LAX can get itself together in time so when the A380 is ready to come visit they will be able to handle it. A lot of articles have said we won't be ready, but who knows.

Isnt ONT the major hub in SoCAL for UPS? I thought that the China UPS flights were all going from there.. If so, wouldnt it make more sense to see the WhaleJet at ONT?

PB


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2525 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

Quoting Dc10heaven (Reply 10):
What about to SEA--NOT !!

You never know....Fed-X flies multiple DC10/MD11's out of SEA to ANC/NRT so an A380 instead isn't inconcievable. Hey I can hope, can't I???


25 Exarmywarrant : I didn't think they could take their tools outside...
26 GoBoeing : I agree with ER757. Of all the airports in the United States with A-380 service, I'd bet ANC will be getting the most by a large margin. Nick
27 Post contains images AirworldA320 : Why not call Toulouse or Finkenwerder, (Airbus Field )
28 Mariner : That is a rumor. It appeared in the Gellman Report, financed by Boeing, but no one has ever confirmed it. Just like the rumors of Boeing selling the
29 CBPhoto : Yup, Sure is...UPS brings in 747s into ONT, so I guess there is a possibility of the A380 stopping on by for lunch!
30 AJRfromSYR : Don't turn it into B vs A. I was just saying that if these strong rumors were true, it is possible that US carriers could have ordered the A380 if th
31 Mariner : I have no interest in B versus A. If rumor is presented as fact, I shall always do my best to put it in perspective. mariner
32 Post contains images AJRfromSYR : That is fair enough
33 Corey07850 : I assume you mean other than MEM?
34 AMSSpotter : I think I remember ATL's CEO stating something like "it wouldn't be worth the investment" making ATL A380-ready. I read it somewhere on A.net a few m
35 Post contains images Boeingfanyyz : I think its safe to say that Canada will not see the 380 for quite some time (if at all)! Too bad, but its an extremely ugly plane anyways. Cheers, Bo
36 Carpethead : How about FAI for deep freeze testing this winter? Or is this going to be done in Canada like Yellowknife or Whitehorse?
37 YULWinterSkies : I remember driving by a town called Montreal one summer, I think it was in Wisconsin or Michigan. Or maybe the town was called Ottawa, or it was a ri
38 Post contains images Boeingfanyyz : Yah, no kidding! Cheers, Boeingfanyyz
39 Post contains images Lightsaber : True. As others noted, LAX isn't ready, yet. But it will be soon enough. Probably because it would be better to test the airport early, while any iss
40 MIAMIx707 : It should visit MCO sometime. The Airport is A380-ready and Virgin will be the airline that will bring these monsters in regularly. Currently there ar
41 Pbottenb : We may be in luck with the freighter versions. I'll drive the 1/2 hour to ONT to go see it...take my kids, make a day of it...
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