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AKL Is A380-ready  
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3567 times:

From this mornings Herald.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10383022

Go Kiwi's!!

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User currently offlineBroocy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3560 times:

Shame WLG and CHC aren't A380 ready for the Super 14 final traffic this weekend. Sad

User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3339 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

AKL needs to be only because of EK's Australian ops.

And while it's something to get excited about, remember that it's not the first airport in the region to be A380 ready.

IIRC, Melbourne was A380 ready about 6 months ago...


User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 2):
And while it's something to get excited about, remember that it's not the first airport in the region to be A380 ready.

IIRC, Melbourne was A380 ready about 6 months ago...

Christchurch was also at least 6 months ago as well



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User currently offlineFlyjetstar From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

Quoting Nzrich (Reply 3):
Christchurch was also at least 6 months ago as well

Yeah! Go CHC!


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9810 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

Quoting Broocy (Reply 1):
Shame WLG and CHC aren't A380 ready for the Super 14 final traffic this weekend.

Can Wellington even handle a 767 or 777? The closest that city will ever get to seeing the A380 is looking at it while it flies over at 30,000ft.

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 2):
AKL needs to be only because of EK's Australian ops.

Those EK flights are important. Afterall isn't Emirates the 3rd biggest carrier to New Zealand? It is good that AKL will be read for the A380s.



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User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2745 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

What gate will they be using? Or will they be remote-standed?

User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

So could we see EK's 380's in CHC? That would be so awesome! Any other airlines going to fly 380's to NZ

User currently offlineBroocy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3308 times:

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 5):
Can Wellington even handle a 767 or 777? The closest that city will ever get to seeing the A380 is looking at it while it flies over at 30,000ft.

WLG can handle the 767 and 777.

The comment about being A380 was a joke that us lot who follow the rugby Super 14 will understand.... Go the 'Canes!


User currently offlineFlyjetstar From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

TV3 are reporting (yes I know I know) that the A380 will make a visit here later this year. Anyone know anything about that?

They also report that currently the A380 will fit on the end of the current terminal.

http://www.tv3.co.nz/News/tabid/67/articleID/8343/Default.aspx

Oh yeah - go the Crusaders!

[Edited 2006-05-23 07:47:14]

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 12334 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3273 times:
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Quoting Broocy (Reply 1):
Shame WLG and CHC aren't A380 ready for the Super 14 final traffic this weekend

That reminds me, Whats NZ, QF and QO doing about extra flights or bigger aircraft?

Quoting Nzrich (Reply 3):
Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 2):
And while it's something to get excited about, remember that it's not the first airport in the region to be A380 ready.

IIRC, Melbourne was A380 ready about 6 months ago...

Christchurch was also at least 6 months ago as well

Wasn't CHC ready before MEL?

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 5):
Quoting Broocy (Reply 1):
Shame WLG and CHC aren't A380 ready for the Super 14 final traffic this weekend.

Can Wellington even handle a 767 or 777?

Yes WLG can handle B777s. In 2001 a BA B772ER landed and stayed for about 3 days. B767s use to operate daily into WLG in the early 90s, and still gets QF B767s on scheduled flights

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 5):
Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 2):
AKL needs to be only because of EK's Australian ops.

Those EK flights are important. Afterall isn't Emirates the 3rd biggest carrier to New Zealand?

Yes EK is NZs 3rd largest airline


User currently offlineDJ738 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 410 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3264 times:

Quoting Nzrich (Reply 3):
Christchurch was also at least 6 months ago as well

This is what I also thought... so why is the nation's media reporting that AKL is the first to be ready?


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6456 posts, RR: 38
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

Quoting Aerokiwi (Reply 6):
What gate will they be using? Or will they be remote-standed?

http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/NewsHistory/PDF/The_A380.pdf

Gates 9 and 10, currently. I also believe that 2, possibly more, will be available on the new half-pier.

Quoting Flyjetstar (Reply 9):
TV3 are reporting (yes I know I know) that the A380 will make a visit here later this year.

It would be an experience not to miss! I don't really see why they would want to send it half way around the world again when NZ hasn't ordered any and doesn't intend to.



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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5807 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
From this mornings Herald

If you look at the article, very little of this work was actually undertaken specifically for the A380. It was a general upgrade/repair.

Quote: "Work on widening and lengthening the main runway was finished this week in a programme which began 15 years ago." Well before there was an A380 project!

Gemuser



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Quoting Flyjetstar (Reply 9):
TV3 are reporting (yes I know I know) that the A380 will make a visit here later this year. Anyone know anything about that?

Roumer has it that SQ will bring it in on a one a once off basis to test AKL's capability of the 380 for its flights. I heard that p[aticular flight will be a SQ285/286.


User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

What was done in CHC to bring it up to this state of readiness? CHC is an important gateway but I'd be surprised if they spent money on double decker airbridges.

I guess the runway was wide enough already?


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 12334 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3233 times:
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Quoting Flyjetstar (Reply 9):
TV3 are reporting (yes I know I know) that the A380 will make a visit here later this year. Anyone know anything about that?

Thats in 2007


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

As for CH, I think you will fing that they are half ready, its either the runway or terminal that is ready only 1 ot the other.

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 7):
So could we see EK's 380's in CHC? That would be so awesome! Any other airlines going to fly 380's to NZ

I don't no about EK sending them to CHC. QF will likely send a few to AKL when they take delivery before starting long haul, SQ may in future and then maybe MH and KE in the NZ summer.


User currently offlineFlyjetstar From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 17):
As for CH, I think you will fing that they are half ready, its either the runway or terminal that is ready only 1 ot the other.

I think they just finished terminal upgrade last year which has an A380 capable gate but not double deck bridges. I don't think CHC will be a regular A380 route so extra expense isn't needed. I think they runway is sweet for the A380.

http://www.christchurch-airport.co.n.../content/library/Summer_Season.pdf
The airport is well positioned to cater for this growth with the new $20 million expansion
project now operational. The additional aircraft gates provide the flexibility to accommodate
up to B773, A346 and A380 aircraft while increasing the operational area by approximately
4,000 square metres. Work on the final touches to the project will be completed in time for
the peak summer period.

Quoting 777ER (Reply 10):
Yes EK is NZs 3rd largest airline

How close is SQ to this? #4?

[Edited 2006-05-23 09:20:04]

User currently offlineNZAA From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Correct me i am wrong but dont the media have it wrong. Hasnt the runway been ready since last year. But recently havent they been doing something for the
CAT lll Autoland on 23L?? I know it is a year or so away but that it what heard.



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User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Heres a link for the story and vid,

http://www.tv3.co.nz/News/tabid/67/articleID/8253/Default.aspx#



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6456 posts, RR: 38
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

Quoting NZAA (Reply 19):
Hasnt the runway been ready since last year.

Last year they widened over half of the main runway. This year they finished the job off. So, technically it has only just been ready.



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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

I don't think CHC has widened the runway has it?! Doesn't it have to be 60m wide to accomodate regular A380 service and also widen the turning bays? I don't think CHC can handle regular service yet but they could send a test aircraft down there.

Quoting NZAA (Reply 19):
Correct me i am wrong but dont the media have it wrong. Hasnt the runway been ready since last year. But recently havent they been doing something for the
CAT lll Autoland on 23L?? I know it is a year or so away but that it what heard.

CAT lll Autoland? AKL airport press release says the A380 could have not will have the same impact as the 747 did in the 1970's. They were widening and relaying the runway this year aswell like the last few years!


User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

It is said that AKL main runway has been lengthened to today 11,926ft/3635m. I seem to remember that its previous length was something like 10,500ft/3200m. Can anyone confirm or correct this info ?

Thanks.

M.


User currently offlineNz8800 From New Zealand, joined May 2006, 425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

Auckland has had a 3635m runway for at least the last five years (2001 New Zealand VFR guide from my collection). Christchurch has 3288m (02/20) and 1745m (11/29). AKL and CHC are really the only long haul airports in the country, the next five - HLZ, WLG, PMR, DUD & ZQN are 1960m, 1936m, 1902m, 1900m, and 1891m respectively.

As for 4th biggest carrier it is indeed SQ.

SQ flies SIN - AKL 5x weekly with a 777-200 and 7x weekly with a 747-400 They fly SIN - CHC 7x weekly with a 777-200.

The fifth one surprised me a little.
Air Pacific flies from NAN to AKL 11x per week, 6x 737-800, 2x 737-700, 2x 767-300, 1x 747-400. They also fly SUV - AKL twice weekly with a 737-800, and twice weekly NAN - CHC with a 737-700 and a 737-800.



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25 RayChuang : If I remember correctly, an recent article in a British aviation magazine about airports said they are upgrading AKL to handle the A380-800, mostly be
26 ABC9 : Yes WLG can handle B777s. In 2001 a BA B772ER landed and stayed for about 3 days Any truth it was there 3 days so they could strip everything out of i
27 Post contains links and images Magyarorszag : Thanks Nz8800 for your answer. But I had in mind was something from the beginning of the 1990s. Then, Ian Allan published a pocket sized book named "A
28 Gemuser : No! The A380 will, according to Airbus be certified to use any airport the B744 uses. With 45m runways there are issues, as the outboard engines over
29 TBCITDG : For the sake of all that travel in and out of AKL on the A380, I hope that the facilities inside the terminal are revamped and upgraded. Some times th
30 Aerokiwi : It's very incremental, at best. AIAL is exceedingly tight with naything involving capital expenditure and will milk the current facilities for all th
31 Post contains links SpinalTap : I found this CAA document on preparing NZ airports for the A380: http://www.caa.govt.nz/aerodromes/A380paper.pdf Did AKL actually complete all the nec
32 Antskip : Often at the mo there are several big planes arriving or leaving within same half hour. I can't see the A380 will make it will very different, unless
33 NZ107 : And especially the EK check-in area.. I am certain that the facilities right now are sufficient to land an A380, although the arrivals section is bei
34 777ER : No truth about your belief.
35 ABC9 : A humourous interlude intended if you read the remainder of the post. No offence intended to WLG.
36 MotorHussy : Hey none taken from us humorous folk in the capital. Don't worry about our runway, we're currently upgrading it in both length and depth. The depth s
37 Kdm : A UA747 landed in Wellington a number of years ago when it did not have enough fuel to make CHCH after being diverted from Auckland. It landed and to
38 Jafa39 : LMAO!!!!!!! But probably true!!
39 Aerokiwi : Maybe, but when you compare Auckland's international facilities to those at the much quieter Christchurch (international) and the abysmal Auckland do
40 Antskip : I agree with you on both points. That situation has been the case for 30 years or more. I still enjoy AKL international for what it is, though. Sure
41 ZK-NBT : I'm not sure what you are trying to say compared to what I already said. As far as i'm aware runways need to be 60m wide to accomodate regular A380 s
42 Post contains links Antskip : The report referred to by SpinalTap in Reply 31 http://www.caa.govt.nz/aerodromes/A380paper.pdf. gives a 75M minimum for runways (60M plus 7.5m should
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