Aerosol From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2404 times:
Found the source its a German magazine called "DER SPIEGEL" issue Nr. 49 04.12.00. I will try to translate the part referring to transportation of A-380 parts:
SPIEGEL: How dou you (Airbus) want transport the big parts? Even your transporter Beluga is to small for that.
Noel Forgeard: The parts will be transported by ship, futher on the river Gironde, afterwards on the street. We rejected the idea, bringing the parts via an air bridge (If somebody has a better idea how to translate "luftbrücke", ideas are welcome).
N-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2327 times:
I would assume they don't have the parts completely assembled while they're in transit. That just wouldn't make sense- imaging what happens if a truck carrying an A380 wing gets sideswiped into a building...CRUNCH!
BTW- I seem to remember talk of an A330 (may have been 340, I'm not positive) being converted into a Beluga-like form to carry smaller parts of the A380 fuselage...
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4297 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2278 times:
The roof?!? Do you realize just how aerodynamically stable that thing will be? Will there also be a dog hanging its head out the window enjoying the breeze and the brady bunch running around in the back?
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
Why don't they charter an AN124 for this job, or even better, by the time that these parts will be ready for construction and transportation, Antonov should have at least the first 2 AN225 back in operation, couldn;t they just design a mount for the wings so that it fits with the connections designed to carry the BYRAN Shuttle on the back of the Mriya. That would probably be the cheapest system for Airbus, as they could charter a Ukrainian AN225 for very little money, and have a virtually ready transporter for any of their planes, only a few minor adjustments would need to be made to mount the A380's wings to the back of the 225..
Would be a truly European undertaking
Just a Thought
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Oxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2209 times:
I've seen a picture of the wind tunnel testing for carring the wing on top of the A340. They are not going to put the wing directly on top of the A340, they are putting the wing into a small aerodynamic casing (like a streamlined cockcroach) before mounting it on the A340.