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Scandal-plagued Superjumbo Is No Cheap Date  
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/p...=/20070602/BUSINESS/706020320/1003

This interesting article by Emma Vandore reports on progress of airports preparing for the hulking A380.

San Francisco, London, Sydney, Singapore and Frankfurt are ready to receive the A380 from ailing Airbus.

At CDG each plane will have three jetways for speedier boarding.

LAX is expected to be the first U.S. destination for the A380 after it enters commercial service.

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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Quoting Keesje (Thread starter):
LAX is expected to be the first U.S. destination for the A380 after it enters commercial service.

That would have to be QF. SQ might upgauge SIN-NRT-LAX but not before 2009.


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6392 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 1):
That would have to be QF. SQ might upgauge SIN-NRT-LAX but not before 2009.

Doesn't it have the range to do SIN-LAX nonstop with a slight pax. restriction?



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 2):
Doesn't it have the range to do SIN-LAX nonstop with a slight pax. restriction?

Yes, but only eastbound. Westbound LAX-SIN would need to stop somewhere.


User currently offlineSunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 4992 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 3):
Yes, but only eastbound. Westbound LAX-SIN would need to stop somewhere.

My impression was that SQ were looking to use it on SIN-HKG-SFO and the initial post-production numbers suggested that it would not be able to do the SFO-HKG leg 365 days a year. Perhaps these issues have been cleared away.


User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

i actually sort of seeing JFK haveing a chance before JFK
but no one else does



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Quoting SunriseValley (Reply 4):
My impression was that SQ were looking to use it on SIN-HKG-SFO and the initial post-production numbers suggested that it would not be able to do the SFO-HKG leg 365 days a year.

Correct.

Quoting SunriseValley (Reply 4):
Perhaps these issues have been cleared away.

The engine manufacturers have had an extra two years to get SFC down, so progress would be likely.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Quoting A380US (Reply 5):
i actually sort of seeing JFK haveing a chance

I agree. JFK will be the first.

Both QF and SQ are using them elsewhere first.



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9109 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 6):
Correct.

News to me, do you have a source ? That would mean it has dropped 400 nm of range somewhere.



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