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First Pictures Of The A380 Landing In MDE Colombia  
User currently offlineHagic From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 159 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 26450 times:

Hello fellows,

Visit http://www.elcolombiano.com

The first pic of the A380 landing in MDE (Medellin, Colombia) just came out!!

Amazing!


There's only one freedom of the press: That of the survivors - (G. Arciniegas)
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User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2382 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 26345 times:




I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 26276 times:

Good shot. Congrats to our Colombian friends...

User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 26201 times:

Nice shot. Which one is it?

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 26155 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.

Harry

[Edited 2006-01-10 23:42:09]


Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 26124 times:

It gets better looking every time I see it.

Shame it didn't have the Airbus livery to brighten it up a bit.


User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1914 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 26114 times:

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 3):
Nice shot. Which one is it?

If you mean which ac, it is F-WWDD c/n 004, all white as the Emirates stickers have been removed.


User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2382 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 26112 times:

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 3):
Nice shot. Which one is it?

If you mean, the picture, it is from the newspaper "ElColombiano.com", the source is Reuters.

Or if you are refering to which airplane is it, then it is FWW-DD or MSN004.

Check the last part of this thread:
A380 In Colombia, Soon! (by Bongo Jan 4 2006 in Civil Aviation)



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineHagic From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 25935 times:

Hey fellows,

If you click on the front-page picture of the A380 landing (http://www.elcolombiano.com), a report will open with three more pictures.

The third one of the engine close-up with the guy nearby is astonishing!

That bird is really huge!



There's only one freedom of the press: That of the survivors - (G. Arciniegas)
User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25833 times:

Mine here, a little blurry because the batteries died on me so I had to hurry and there was pushing and all... I'll try to take some the next days










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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9708 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25638 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! Big grin

A388


User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25619 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 18):
Let's stay on topic here

Thanks.

Anyway, is it really confirmed that LPB won't be next destination to the A380??

Has Airbus said anything on this, or is just plain speculation??

BTW, what exact testing will be done to the ac?? Does that include a few takeoffs and landings?? If so, great opportunities for pictures.


Suerte



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User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25572 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!


BN747



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User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25532 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 20):
Why fly it there period???

Because they need to test it in a high and hot Airport and they saw MDE as fit for it period (yes, no BOG, no MEX, no DEN, no UIO).

About the range, well... it's the longest flight the Airplane has flown until now for what I know.

[Edited 2006-01-11 01:16:42]


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User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25515 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 20):

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.


Suerte



Next flights: AV BOG-ADZ-BOG, AV-UA BOG-IAD-ORD-IAD-BOG, BOG-FLL-BOG, LA BOG-MIA-BOG J
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25500 times:

Quoting 757MDE (Reply 21):
Because they need to test it in a high and hot Airport and they saw MDE as fit for it period (yes, no BOG, no MEX, no DEN, no UIO).

Excellent answer.. thanks! I guess if I would have given it a bit more of a thought... I would have seen the light...

BN747



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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25472 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 20):
Is this a 'range thing'?

I think its a High Altitude thing. Well it seems that way.
I am surprised they cancelled La Paz. Was the altitude too much or something?
What is the altitude of MDE?



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9708 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25470 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.

A388


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25433 times:

What is the elevation of Medellin above sea level and what sort of temperatures this time of year?

On a different note, did Airbus test the 380 for hot weather conditions while in Dubai?


User currently offlineHZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25423 times:
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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?

Info:
http://www.answers.com/topic/medell-n

Next, they should be go to Safford, AZ, for short field ops testing on 75' wide runways at 2 900 feet.



Keep on truckin'...
User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2489 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25365 times:

Quoting Hagic (Reply 8):
The third one of the engine close-up with the guy nearby is astonishing!

That photo really does put the size of this monster in perspective. Holy cow this is one HUGE bird.  eyepopping  Can't wait to see one in person


User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25358 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 24):
I think its a High Altitude thing. Well it seems that way.
I am surprised they cancelled La Paz. Was the altitude too much or something?
What is the altitude of MDE?



Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 26):
What is the elevation of Medellin above sea level and what sort of temperatures this time of year?

On a different note, did Airbus test the 380 for hot weather conditions while in Dubai?


Quoting ER757 (Reply 28):
but the altitude is 5 000 feet

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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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25355 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 26):
What is the elevation of Medellin above sea level

This is what I found.
Elevation: 1490 meters (4888 feet)
Looks like its average temperature is around 22C/72~73F

http://www.climate-zone.com/climate/colombia/celsius/medellin.htm



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User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25344 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?

User currently offlineJsqvl1 From Colombia, joined Mar 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 25265 times:

...May Be a little of topic, but since all colOmbian a.netters are gathered here, I would like to take the opportunity. So please, don't flame me!!  flamed .

What happened with the Fokker F100 of Avianca. They were supposed to arrive today to Colombia. Any info?



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25 Post contains images Airportmanager : Now that LA PAZ is canceled, they should make a stop here in UIO hehehe
26 AV757 : Jose Maria Cordova SKRG is better suited for flight testing and certification purposes of its performance under these specific conditions, because of
27 Post contains images A388 : If anyone knows what the routing will be when the A380 will head back to Europe (ETD's and flight paths), please let me know. A388
28 777jaah : A388: Nothing official from Airbus.
29 N754PR : 777jaah, Dont worry about it, you will never help them to understand anything about the world outside their own boarder. I live in Hong Kong (China) a
30 A360 : TLS-MDE is 8477 km, but it's not the longest leg flown by an A380 so far. TLS-SIN is significantly longer at 10921 km, and they have flown that on th
31 AR385 : MEX is at 2308 mts. (7572 ft) with an average temperature for Jan of 14 celcius or 58 F, however, this year we've seen lows of 0 celsius or 32f. It is
32 MD90fan : So it flew n/s to MDE? Any news on whne it will come to the US(in particular LAX)?
33 PLANEGUY : There they go again with that Eurowhite scheme. When will they ever learn? Any guess as to which LatAm airports will see A380 service in the future? I
34 A388 : Good question, I was wondering that myself. GRU and MEX sound like good candidates to me. SCL may also be a possible A380 city but this is in the lon
35 757MDE : ok, I stand corrected then, what I read wasn't enough hehe. Yes it did fly non-stop to MDE.
36 Antiuser : I think in Brazil, GIG actually has more of a chance to get A380 service than GRU. CDG-GIG is one of the most lucrative routes for AF, flown with a d
37 Hmmmm... : Without a hump, that plane looks small. If I saw it landing at my airport, I wouldn't look twice. It just doesn't catch the eye. I can't wait for the
38 Post contains images RICARIZA : I like this pic with an AV plane: Well, it is definitely F-WWDD:
39 Post contains links and images David T : Churchill, Manitoba... Here we come! (errr, fly I mean!) Cold weather testing baby! View Large View MediumPhoto © Chris Baxter
40 AcessColombia : According to el Tiempo the whalejet will perform two testflights each day, Non scheduled for security reasons. Thanks guy. I hope they accept them in
41 Atnight : May I ask, why are folks here posting that the A380 won't go to LPB? Has there been an official announcement that MDE is their only high-altitude test
42 MIAMIx707 : Slightly cheaper airport fees maybe? Great scenery at MDE. What's the biggest plane that ever lands there, 767? I agree it would've been a lot better
43 LawnDart : So, if the A380 can fly into MDE, what basis does all the bitching about airports not being to handle it have? Is MDE a large airport with wide runway
44 LTU932 : It is a damn shame it won't go to LPB. I hope A will send the A380 down to the king of high altitude airports eventually.
45 Summa767 : See reply 26
46 Jafa39 : That tail, it is just enormous!!!
47 Post contains images Lehpron : Dude, it is about as annoyingly bright as it can be, a livery would dim it down , easy on the eyes, etc. I'd color the whole thing as a polished tita
48 757MDE : 7024ft! Read the whole thread please You can see 767 everyday, but somedays in the week there comes DC-10s and more seldomly 747s (both Cargo of cour
49 123 : Actually many modern aircraft have undergone their high altitude tests at LPB, for instance I know the 777 (I don´t know the series) and the A-340-6
50 NumberTwelve : Sorry, Planeguy - this plane hasn't got it's paint scheme yet, so it's white. What's the problem with it? And what shall they "learn"? Are they stupi
51 Egteskygod : Well, IMHO, the greatest plane always has been and always will be Concorde, but hey....! Slightly off subject, but does anyone know when any A380 wil
52 PanHAM : After how many beers? Anyway, good demonstration that the whale can fly into difficult airports as well which is really no spurprise, We have all thi
53 Post contains images Jush : Anyone else loves this pic? I would love to have a bigger resolution on that one. Amazing droop- Regds jush
54 AR385 : Please see reply, 31 MEX could potentially see A-380 service from AF and LH, at least, seasonally, most probably in the summer. The loads are there.
55 Alessandro : So Colombia is now member of a pretty exclusive group of countries where the A380 has landed. Australia, Colombia, France, Germany, Malaysia, Singapor
56 Post contains images RICARIZA : I don't think you can consider MDE (SKRG) a difficult airport. I guess you meant airports with smaller configuration, but not difficult. Here is an i
57 Airbazar : No 10,000ft airport will ever see the A380 so what's the point of using La Paz for tests? At 7,000ft, MDE is about the highest the A380 will ever ope
58 Post contains images DistantHorizon : "al rey de los cielos" (king of the skies). I like that!
59 Danimarroquin : Any pictures of the Avianca's F-100 ?
60 Breiz : Alessandro, you actually forget Spain: F-WWOW went a couple of times to Moron de la Frontera (Sevilla) for noise and wake vortex measurements.
61 Alessandro : I didn´t know about Spain, thanks...
62 AV757 : There is no information here at Avianca on when the Fokker 100 airplanes are going to be delivered or planned dates when the first one will arrive or
63 Post contains images AcessColombia : Some more pics. This is my favorite picture by,far. I'll try to get a hold of a high resolution one. WOW...... Final approach. Check out that windflex
64 Motopolitico : More like, "La Ballena de los Cielos". Feh! filler filler
65 MGA : No deja de ser el rey... la reina por ultimo. MGA
66 Post contains images RICARIZA : Exactly, call it King or Queen, but it is definitely the "Boss", "Capo" "BIG KAHUNA" of the skies!
67 PIA777 : I do. PIA777
68 Post contains links Hagic : Hey folks, Check this out for more pics: http://www.elcolombiano.terra.com.co...irbus_en_colombia_lcg_10012006.asp Click on the thumbnails on the righ
69 Post contains links Threepoint : Isn't that Lhasa, Tibet? Memory tells me they (Boeing) did some testing there with the 757 and doesn't China Southwest offer 757 service between Lhas
70 KrisYYZ : IMO I admire the A380, it's gonna be a game changer and fantastic airplane, but damn its UGLY!!!. I really find no aesthetic appeal to it at all, I kn
71 KrisYYZ : IMO I admire the A380, it's gonna be a game changer and a fantastic airplane, but damn its UGLY!!!. I really find no aesthetic appeal to it at all, I
72 Hagic : Hello KrisYYZ, I somehow agree with you, but years of aerodynamic and volumetric loadability studies confirmed that this is the optimum shape. I reme
73 DaEvOsH : Glad for my co-nationals (I was raised in Colombia) for this opportunity! One question, and my family is from Medellin so I am partly 'paisa': why Med
74 KrisYYZ : I agree with you on that. The A380 is a monster, can't wait to see it in person. Krisyyz
75 MichaelJP : One thing that I never cease to believe when I see this is its immense size, One thing though...I never seem to understand why they always only use re
76 N79969 : That must have created quite a bit of excitement. That is pretty cool that the locals had the chance to witness a little bit of history being made. Si
77 RICARIZA : I used to think the same thing, specially when you see it on land, I will answer you quoting one of my fellow a.netters: Although BOG is bigger, it h
78 Post contains links RICARIZA : Today's article about the tests: http://www.elmundo.com/sitioweb/noti...&imagen=&vl=1&r=primera_pagina.php (In Spanish)
79 Post contains links 757MDE : Well this some sort of shameless self-plug but I put a compilation of pictures of The A380 and what it's trip to Colombia caused, mostly not pictures
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