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A380 To Visit Iqaluit In The Next Few Days  
User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9400 times:

According to this article, the A380 will be in Iqaluit in the next few days for cold weather testing, does anyone know when the aircraft will arrive and for how long it'll stay there?

http://www.nunatsiaq.com/news/nunavut/60203_07.html

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User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1719 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9250 times:

Wow! So, that is the forthcoming visit to Canada...

Any chance that there will be a side trip to Montréal?

... Who will go spotting up north?


User currently offlineLH477 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 584 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9238 times:

Quoting Crank (Thread starter):
According to this article, the A380 will be in Iqaluit in the next few days for cold weather testing, does anyone know when the aircraft will arrive and for how long it'll stay there?

I wish it was making a small stop over in YYZ....



Come on you gunners......!!!!!
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9184 times:

maybe it can come to SFO for "airport compatibility"... Silly


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User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9181 times:

Quoting Aircellist (Reply 1):
... Who will go spotting up north?

I would if I knew exactly when it's arriving  Wink


User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9155 times:

Any news about a US visit? I hope I haven't simply missed it.


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User currently offlineJgold47 From Djibouti, joined Mar 2005, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9020 times:

I wanna go, as long as your driving  Smile

Quoting Crank (Reply 4):
Quoting Aircellist (Reply 1):
... Who will go spotting up north?

I would if I knew exactly when it's arriving


User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8866 times:

Quoting Crank (Thread starter):
According to this article, the A380 will be in Iqaluit in the next few days for cold weather testing

The article explains the efforts made to convince Airbus to bring the A380 to Iqaluit.
Without doubting it, I must point out that the A340-600 already came to Iqaluit for the cold soak tests in February 2003, as part of its certification program.


User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1719 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8759 times:

Quoting Breiz (Reply 7):
I must point out that the A340-600 already came to Iqaluit for the cold soak tests in February 2003, as part of its certification program.

Don't tell me we missed that one ?!?!


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8719 times:

Iqualuit can't be reached by road I don't think.

What will the flightpath be for the A380? maybe it may fly over some major cities enroute to the great north.



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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3106 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8707 times:

Quoting LH477 (Reply 2):
I wish it was making a small stop over in YYZ....

Considering current weather conditions, they can do some warm weather testing in YYZ Big grin

But I just checked the temperatures in Iqualit and they are below -20C....so I guess, Airbus will definitely achieve their objective....wonder why they did not select Moscow or some other Russian airport for the cold testing....


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8707 times:

While I understand the need to do artic cold testing, at what could be a divesion airport for the A380, When Will It Visit the USA!!!. I don't care if no USA airline will ever buy it, but a hell of lot of Americans will fly on it and major USA airports will be places the A 380 will operate in/out of, so why not check out real airports they will operate at. Besides, I want to see live  biggrin 

User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8707 times:

Hrrm.. wasn't there a rumour last week that the 380 MAY be visiting YUL in early/middle March for proving runs???

I wonder if this visit to Iqaluit could substantiate a visit to YUL???

This would be cool.

1011yyz



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8642 times:

Hmmm I think next week i am going to have to book a pass to YFB...

GS



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User currently offlineMilan320 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 869 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8545 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 10):
Considering current weather conditions, they can do some warm weather testing in YYZ

But I just checked the temperatures in Iqualit and they are below -20C....so I guess, Airbus will definitely achieve their objective....wonder why they did not select Moscow or some other Russian airport for the cold testing....

You took the words right out of my mouth - thanks  biggrin 
But, you're right of course, given that we're having probably one of the warmest winters on record, and a lot of Europe has been in a deep freeze (particularly Russia) - they should do it there.
On the other hand, can't complain if the A380 wants to come to Canada  biggrin 
-Milan320



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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8298 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 10):
wonder why they did not select Moscow or some other Russian airport for the cold testing....



Quoting Breiz (Reply 7):
the A340-600 already came to Iqaluit for the cold soak tests in February 2003

Yakutsk (Siberia) was used at least two times by Airbus:
The A340-300 went to Yakutsk in Feb. 1993.
The A310 did not get a cold soak test until Aeroflot indicated their intention to use the ac. A test was then arranged in March 96 at Yakutsk as well.
The A300 went to Lulea in Sweden but that's may be not cold enough now (it was in Jan. 1978)
But now, Iqaluit seems to be the place of choice.


User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7739 times:

Hmm 2745 meters of runway, do you think thats plenty for the 380 take off? I guess so since A340-600 was there too.

User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1835 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7668 times:

Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 16):
Hmm 2745 meters of runway, do you think thats plenty for the 380 take off? I guess so since A340-600 was there too

Yeah, that is what I was thinking. I don't think that the A380 will have any problems taking off though, because it will likely be very light. The article said that Iqaluit had one of the longest runways in Canada. At that length, it is not even close. YYC has over 13000ft.


User currently offlineRyGuy From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7652 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 10):
wonder why they did not select Moscow or some other Russian airport for the cold testing....

Cause Canada is the best.. Obviously!!!
Hope to see it near me soon!!!

RyGuy



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User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7648 times:

I believe that Iqaluit (previously Frobisher Bay) has been a USAF base since WW2. Which presumably means a well-maintained runway, first-class maintenance facilities, excellent radar coverage etc. Looks like a very sensible choice.

Quoting BO__einG (Reply 9):
What will the flightpath be for the A380? maybe it may fly over some major cities enroute to the great north.

I'm afraid that's unlikely - unless you count Reykyavik.   The Great Circle route from Europe to Frobisher Bay passes close to Iceland and over Greenland.  

[Edited 2006-02-06 02:47:53]


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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1835 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7623 times:

Quoting RyGuy (Reply 18):
Cause Canada is the best.. Obviously!!!

Well duh...  biggrin 


User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7606 times:

Quoting Breiz (Reply 15):
But now, Iqaluit seems to be the place of choice.

Yes, but it's warmer than Yakutsk.... It's -30ºC or so right now at Iqaluit and about -40ºC at Yakutsk.

Yakutsk is the king city when it comes to cold.  Wink


Regards:
A360


User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7561 times:

Nav20, you are a little behind. The USAF left Iqaluit over 40 years ago, in 1963. They were a big part of the town's initial set-up, but we've been looking after it for a while now.  Smile

JL



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7517 times:

It will be at Iqualuit today , Monday 06th.

http://www.aerospacemedia.com/AFP/pr....asp?xml=060205191550.q6bgw170.xml


User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7511 times:

According to CBC Sunday Night News the A380 arrives at Iqaluit (CYFB) sometime tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 6.

25 Post contains images NAV20 : Apologies, Jean Leloup. I hope they're sure of having good weather on arrival. I don't know where they'd divert to from there - I doubt that they coul
26 Post contains images Maersk737 : Kangerlussuag (sondre Stromfjord) could be suitable too Cheers Peter
27 Rattibone : Should be on the ground as I write this. Hopefully some pics will follow.
28 YOW : It probably should have said in the north. YXY is longest north of 60, then YFB. Of course. Don't forget YFB is a space shuttle emergency landing sit
29 Breiz : It seems that Airbus requires "only" -25ºC, wind chill included, so Iqaluit should be ok.
30 A319XFW : Perhaps because English is spoken in Canada and not in Russia! I knew somebody who was on the test team when they went to Siberia - apparently they g
31 Post contains images Maersk737 : YOW: A wrong qoute in reply 28 Cheers Peter
32 Post contains links Rattibone : Go to http://www.cbc.ca/north and you will see some pics Not much but that is YFB in the background...awesome[Edited 2006-02-06 21:08:15]
33 SK A340 : Will it go to KEF for testing? I know the 777 was there for testing in windy conditions. Is it a common airport for aircraft testing or was it just t
34 YZFOO7F : Anyone know the registration on this one?
35 Post contains links Vega : Here's some good pictures: http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?t=15328&view=previous
36 Gigneil : Interesting... as the A340-600 had been in service with VS since June 2002. N
37 RyGuy : The baby is there now!!! On Global News cable 3, at the news hour they announced the safe arrival of the jet this morning in Iqualit!! From way up nor
38 Breiz : By the look of it (all white), it is F-WWDD A380-841 MSN 004 which is now at Iqaluit.
39 Comorin : Dumb question from a civilian - what exactly happens in cold weather testing? After all, minus 25C is a lot warmer than the temp at cruising altitudes
40 Breiz : During flight at high altitudes the ac is obviously working with all systems on. The cold weather test, or cold soak test, consists in letting a powe
41 Post contains links Breiz : You may read this: http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/ce...ification/guidance/500/500-006.htm
42 Comorin : " target=_blank>http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/ce...6.htm I appreciate your answering my question, and for the interesting link! It's pretty amazin
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