Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 33 Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 23385 times:
That shots needs a little CCW rotation.
I translated the first paragraph to English using Google, pretty funny:
In the middle of the overwhelmed glance of more than five thousand people whom they did not love to lose the arrival of Airbus 380, the greatest airplane of the world, afternoon landed east Tuesday to 3:25 of in the track of the international airport Jose Maria Córdova, located in the municipality of Rionegro.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9130 posts, RR: 13 Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22868 times:
Let's stay on topic here and keep those kind of "jokes" to the non-aviation forum. Looking forward to more nice A380 photos in Colombia. Take lots of photos as this is the only you get to see the A380 in Colombia or anywhere in South America and the Caribbean. You must be very lucky the A380 is doing test flights in Colombia!
BN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5319 posts, RR: 52 Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22802 times:
My question is this...
Why fly it there period???
Is this a 'range thing'?
Because we know there's no way on earth AV is gonna place an order for any! It'll be awhile before they ever give a '747-class (or larger) a serious thought. Don't get me wrong, I think AV's colors on the 747 was one of the best ones out there... I hated to see it go!
"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
Maybe combined range and altitude in one shot. Just guessing.
RCN TV just said that after MED, the A380 will fly to Martinica, and at the end of the month, to Canada. No official words on this however.
Quoting BN747 (Reply 20): Because we know there's no way on earth AV is gonna place an order for any
For sure AV won`t place an order for one of these. Maybe an A350, but I guess they`ll keep their fleet needs satisfied with Boeing airframes. Probably a 787?? I think it's already been discussed on another thread.
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A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9130 posts, RR: 13 Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22700 times:
The A380 is only performing some tests while in Colombia, it's no sales tour. The weather conditions and surrounding mountanious areas were probably the reason why Colombia was picked. The aircraft's range is probably also a factor as Colombia is the 'closest' South American country within the reach of the A380 non-stop. There are not many diversion airports in South America that could handle/accomodate the A380 as well. All these factors might have played a role in Airbus' decision making for these test. Just my opinion.
HZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1599 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22653 times:
Quoting 777jaah (Reply 22): For sure AV won`t place an order for one of these. Maybe an A350, but I guess they`ll keep their fleet needs satisfied with Boeing airframes. Probably a 787?? I think it's already been discussed on another thread.
787 most likely for AV--I agree. A350 only if they are severely discounted enough to make it beneficial to change suppliers. Interesting to see the A380 there, but the altitude is 5 000 feet. Surely, they could have squeezed Bolivia in there for 10 000 feet testing, no?
it is a high altitude thing.
MDE is 7024 feet high. It's not the highest, UIO, MEX or BOG (and LPB where it was supposed to go as well) are higher, but they can't receive the plane either due to heavy traffic or problems with infrastructure.
I don't know the temperatures those days exactly, the only thing I can say is that I'm currently sunburned from today's spotting.
I think Dubai was more of a show than a test I think, and if they tested it there it wasn't that high I think.
I don't know why it isn't going to La Paz exactly, maybe 123 could enlighten us.
As I said, MDE is 7024 feet. Medellin has two Airports, one is Olaya Herrera regional, it's located in downtown (like London City), it's a small Airport and the biggest plane that lands there is an ERJ-145 (and the presidential BBJ), it's 4900 feet high, that's the Airport ER757 is talking about.
It's codes are SKMD/EOH
The A380 landed at Jose María Cordova Airport, it's located outside Medellín in a mid sized city called Rionegro (think of Vantaa in Helsinki). It's the International Airport of the City and the one that handles the big guys (well, bigger than an ERJ-145... MD-80s, 757s, 767s, DC-8s... etc, F-50s as well)
This one Airport is where the A380 landed, it's 7024 feet high and has all the capabilities as shown.
It's codes are SKRG/MDE.
If you have Google Earth, what I'm saying is perfectly noticeable there.
[Edited 2006-01-11 01:41:17]
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Mason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 747 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22574 times:
Seeing that plane in LPB would have really been something. That is one of the sleepiest airports I have ever been to. I was excited to know they were even considering it! To my knowledge, only the 757 was taken there for high altitude testing. Does anyone know of any other commercial aircraft that have done testing at LPB?