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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5633 times:

Before I write my inquiry, I did do a search both here on the Anet forum and did a google search but could not find the answer.

I seem to recall back in January/February this year, it was announced that the A380 would visit LAX in August. Well, it's getting close to that time, and does anyone know if a firm date/time has been set for the aircraft's arrival? Has the date been pushed back a bit?

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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2413 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5628 times:

I assume it will be with the completion of the new 25L runway, and the 2 A380 gates at TBIT. The A380 visit at LAX will be to validate that these facilities work.
Does anyone know when the above will be completed?


User currently offlinePlanenutzTB From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 256 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5439 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 1):
I assume it will be with the completion of the new 25L runway, and the 2 A380 gates at TBIT. The A380 visit at LAX will be to validate that these facilities work.
Does anyone know when the above will be completed?

They just started the work on the runway. I understand completion won't be until late 2007. So no 380 visit to LAX anytime soon.



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User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 906 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5313 times:

gate 101 in TBIT should be finished... it was sue to be finished on the 19th of this month, then on the 20th they started work on gate 102, for the A380!

I am having a hard time finding info on LAX's website as to when to the runway will start to be worked on/when they will finish it.
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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26173 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

The 25L runways work which starts on July 28th at 2300L is not contingent on A380 ops. The 25L work is simply to build a parallel taxiway between 25R/25L to reduce the amount on runway incursions the airport has experienced in the past.

As far as A380 demo ops to LAX, John Leahy had made a comment to LA City officials that the airport would be the first US Airport to see the A380 on a world tour as a thank you to them for making facility changes at LAX to accommodate A380 ops.

Lets see if this turns out to be true.



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User currently offlineLuketenley From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4801 times:

All the runway/ taxiway info can be found one LAX's website in their Master Plan.


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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4777 times:

The work on 25L will be completed in March 2007.

User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

Sorry to drag this one up again...will the visit of the A380 to LAX be dependent on finishing the work on 25L, the taxiway work, and the terminal upgrades at TBIT? If so, that means we won't see the A380 at LAX for a very long time. Even more concerning is that A380 operators won't be able to fly to LAX with that equipment...

If a visit of the A380 is not dependent on all or some of these works-in-progress, is there any tentative date set before we see the whalejet grace the smoggy skies of LAX?


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

The A380 is planned to go to BUE , GRU and GIG around October.Can he go at LAX during this tour ?
The other planned tour before yearend is to JNB and CPT.


User currently offlineMnik101 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

What about SFO? We're ready to take it now. So when will it visit?

User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26173 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 7):
will the visit of the A380 to LAX be dependent on finishing the work on 25L, the taxiway work, and the terminal upgrades at TBIT?

Nope.. LAX can handle an A380 today if it had to. The runways are stressed, there are acceptable taxi routes, and one TBIT gate along with a couple remotes could handle the A380.

As far as a date, I've not heard anything official. I know Airbus-John Leahy had promised city leaders to make LAX the first US airport to host the A380 on a future world tour. I've also heard bit and pieces that both Qantas and Singapore were interested in showing off the A380 at LAX.



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User currently offlineVincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3755 times:

Quoting Mnik101 (Reply 9):
What about SFO? We're ready to take it now. So when will it visit?

SFO is more than ready with 6 gates handling A380s, at LAX, I know the 4 remote gates are been modified to handle A380s.

After reading the master plan, besides extending TBIT west to replace current remote gates, there's a talk of demolishing T1-3 in order to expand the north runway, how is this possible w/o disrupting airlines in those terminals?


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User currently offlineEVA777SEA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Quoting Vincewy (Reply 11):
SFO is more than ready with 6 gates handling A380s

Does SFO really need 6 A380 gates? What airlines besides SQ are planning to use them there?


User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

Quoting EVA777SEA (Reply 12):
What airlines besides SQ are planning to use them there?

It will be one of LH first A380 destinations (if not THE first A380 destination)


User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3783 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

Quoting EVA777SEA (Reply 12):
Does SFO really need 6 A380 gates? What airlines besides SQ are planning to use them there?

What difference does it make though? It's not like those gates can ONLY handle the 380.



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User currently offlineVincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Quoting EVA777SEA (Reply 12):
Does SFO really need 6 A380 gates? What airlines besides SQ are planning to use them there?

Keep in mind that planners are doing this for long term prospects, SQ may be the only carrier using A380 in the coming years, but in 15-30 years, others will be using them too (given the slot shortage at other major Asian/European gateways, the only way to expand will be aircraft size), namely BA, AF, CA, even AI and EK.


User currently offlineEVA777SEA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

True, I guess it doesn't really matter but CA, AI, and BA haven't ordered A380s.

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