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Airbus Wants To Do A 380's Winter Tests In Norway  
User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4052 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 5 hours ago) and read 6795 times:

Airbus has asked Oslo Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, Norway to land the A 380 in Norway to test it's winter capabilities.

The airport needs special approval from the aviation authorities in Norway and also to make certain practical arrangments for the big plane ( Don't ask me why, the airport have no problems handling 747's and Antonovs...... )

So far, no desicion has been made.

I guess this would be the only time we would see the A 380 in Norway.....EVER..


http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/ostlandssendingen/1.4120391

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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17119 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 hours ago) and read 6767 times:

But why a winter test in Norway and now???

Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
guess this would be the only time we would see the A 380 in Norway.....EVER..

Then dont miss this great opportunity to see the A380 in OSL.



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3307 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 hours ago) and read 6691 times:

 irked 

Shouldn't all testing have been completed before the aircraft entered commercial service?



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineBladeLWS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 hours ago) and read 6686 times:

They already did cold weather testing a while ago. This must be for the production series aircraft, the early A380's had the wiring issues etc etc.

User currently offlineLNTUA From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 hours ago) and read 6673 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
But why a winter test in Norway and now???

Why not? It's already 25 Fahrenheit up here. And by December we can have below -5 Fahrenheit.  cold 
And let's not forget the frezing fog...



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27228 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 hours ago) and read 6671 times:



Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 2):
Shouldn't all testing have been completed before the aircraft entered commercial service?

Just because you enter a new A/C into commercial service doesn't mean you stop looking for improvements!!! Just like a car. When you replace a part you often need the ch assy number as parts are updated and improved as time goes on .

Hope that they get approval so you guys in Norway can see the A380 . Looking forward to some icy pics


User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 4043 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 hours ago) and read 6663 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
But why a winter test in Norway and now???



Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 2):
Shouldn't all testing have been completed before the aircraft entered commercial service?

Its not certification testing, its all about Airbus getting the experience they need to be able to advise their customers.

The aircraft itself has already passed the certification requirements for cold weather.


User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25521 posts, RR: 86
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 hours ago) and read 6570 times:
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Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 2):
Shouldn't all testing have been completed before the aircraft entered commercial service?

From another thread:

http://news.therecord.com/Business/article/268867

"The A380, which leaves Montreal for Florida later today, first landed in Canada in February 2006 when it spent time in Iqaluit for cold-weather testing."

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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10917 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 hours ago) and read 6516 times:

I find Oslo is a beautiful airport. I am sure the crew will enjoy landing and spending time there and I am sure the locals will be happy to see the Big plane. I hope they will get the approval.  Smile


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User currently offlineYfbflyer From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 hours ago) and read 6400 times:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i136/polar_man/a3802.jpg
I guess the rising Canadian dollar was going cause some problems. I think YFB is still a reasonable choice for cold weather testing. Weather here today -18ºC 0ºF and falling to -27ºC tonight.  cold 


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27228 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 hours ago) and read 6348 times:



Quoting Yfbflyer (Reply 9):
Weather here today -18ºC 0ºF and falling to -27ºC tonight

OMG I cant imagine such temperatures . I would be dead  Wow!


User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4052 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 hours ago) and read 6323 times:

I still don't undertand why the airport needs exstra special approval. If there were passengers onboard, yes, - but when it's just a couple oflandings and take offs, I don't see what the big problem is.... The runways are 3600 meters and 2950 meters. Should be long enough.....

User currently offlineFlyingAY From Finland, joined Jun 2007, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 hours ago) and read 6312 times:



Quoting Yfbflyer (Reply 9):
I guess the rising Canadian dollar was going cause some problems.

Ha, Norway is probably one of the most expensive countries in the world, so I don't think the cost is an issue... And I don't think the Canadian dollar has risen that much against Euro. Probably against dollar, yes, but then again, so has euro.

Maybe Oslo is just conveniently close to Toulouse and after all, it is a reasonably sized airport serving quite a lot of passengers every day. Although the conditions might not be as arctic as in YVB, it gets still rather cold in the winter (-20C easily).


User currently offlineYfbflyer From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 hour ago) and read 6199 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 10):
OMG I cant imagine such temperatures . I would be dead

It was -35C when I took that picture. I had to keep the camera batteries in my pocket so they would operate the camera. I spent a good half hour outside that day taking shots.

YFB is a very expensive place to operate a testing crew in terms of accommodation and food. Some members of the team were pretty unhappy about the liquor restrictions here as well. I think their biggest problem is that they were looking for -40 weather. It didn't quite make it that low the first year and the second year they missed it by about a week.


User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years ago) and read 6119 times:



Quoting Mortyman (Reply 11):
I still don't undertand why the airport needs exstra special approval.

If I wanted to be nasty, I would say that they are asking Boeing for permission...
But, Mortyman, you know how over-careful are the Norwegian authorities.
And if you add security to safety, it may be an unsolvable question. And basically, Norway does not care about the A380.


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (7 years ago) and read 6104 times:



Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
I guess this would be the only time we would see the A 380 in Norway.....EVER..

Never say never. OSL is for sure a good alternate for EK if they dispatch them to the US.

I would even travel to OSL just to see him and after that straight to Mom in TOS Big grin


User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2164 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years ago) and read 6034 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 10):
OMG I cant imagine such temperatures . I would be dead

I think you'd be surprised. Many Aussies and Brits say the same thing, then they come here, skiing perfectly happily in the same temps.

Quoting FlyingAY (Reply 12):
Although the conditions might not be as arctic as in YVB, it gets still rather cold in the winter (-20C easily).

That's true pretty much anywhere in Canada except for the Pacific coast. But my feeling is that plane & car manufacturers aren't looking for -20C; they're after the -35 to -40C temps.



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User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4052 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5982 times:



Quoting Breiz (Reply 14):
If I wanted to be nasty, I would say that they are asking Boeing for permission...
But, Mortyman, you know how over-careful are the Norwegian authorities.
And if you add security to safety, it may be an unsolvable question. And basically, Norway does not care about the A380.

Why would we ask Boeing or permission ?

Why don't we care about the 380 ?

Can't say that I understand where you are heading with this.....


User currently offlineChiad From Norway, joined May 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5756 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 10):
OMG I cant imagine such temperatures . I would be dead

You will seldom see such temperatures in Oslo.
Hmm .. maybe at GEN, but ... I wouldn't count on it.
To be sure for such temperatures you need to go much further north and I dont know what airports in Norway, except from GEN, that can handle the A380.
But geez .. if the A380 will come to GEN I certainly wouldn't mind some gangrene to experience it.


User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5699 times:



Quoting Mortyman (Reply 17):
Why would we ask Boeing or permission ?

Why don't we care about the 380 ?

Can't say that I understand where you are heading with this.....

First I should say that I live in Norway, Stavanger to be precise.
My experience with the Norwegian aeronautic circles and the media, is that they are very much American orientated. If it's American, it's good, if it's European, it's crap.
We have numerous examples with old and new fighters, rescue helicopters, airlines fleet renewal,...
So my comment was kind of satirical. "Airbus wants to OSL, let ask Boeing first". Not true of course, just a figure of speech.
When the B787 was presented in the Norwegian media, full pages were used by journalists invited by Boeing. News about the A380 rarely reach above a small picture and a few lines.
But all this is based on history (emigration, Little Norway, NATO,...you name it) and must be accepted.
So sorry if I hurt your feelings.


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5640 times:

Why not, Oslo could be a nice route in the future, for airlines like Thai Airways, surely Oslo-Bangkok could be possible?

User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5627 times:



Quoting Chiad (Reply 18):
You will seldom see such temperatures in Oslo.
Hmm .. maybe at GEN, but ... I wouldn't count on it.
To be sure for such temperatures you need to go much further north and I dont know what airports in Norway, except from GEN, that can handle the A380.

It's not due to the temperatures the 380 maybe will come to OSL, but due to the freezing fog that often occurs at OSL during the winter.


User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5541 times:



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 20):
Why not, Oslo could be a nice route in the future, for airlines like Thai Airways, surely Oslo-Bangkok could be possible?

But the 380 will be to large i think. i think the 787 or 350 is more realistic.



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5518 times:

DYflyer, I don´t think so, people around the Gothenburg/Oslo area are crazy about their Thailand. I know one Swede who flew to Thailand on a B744 with +600 passengers onboard from Stockholm, so during peak season it´s possible, Gardemoen would have to refine one terminal but it´s possible.

[Edited 2007-11-23 06:17:28]

User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17119 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5481 times:



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 23):
. I know one Swede who flew to Thailand on a B744 with +600 passengers onboard from Stockholm,

Can we see TG sending A380s to ARN???



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25 Post contains images AirPacific747 : What about extending the runway at LYR? I was there last year, and while I was there they were extending the runway and building a new terminal.. I g
26 Alessandro : Sure, it´s not impossible, B7474ver. During peak season around Xmas and New Year they surely can fill up a few of A380ies.
27 B747forever : Wow, can just imagine a TG A380 in ARN.
28 Post contains images Malaysia : They should have tested the plane in BRW, but I doubt the runway could support it, probably would ruin the pavement and return the runway to its origi
29 Alessandro : Luleå-Kallax got the longest landing strip in Sweden, 3350meters so if Oslo says no, I think they gladly offer themselves as hosts?
30 Post contains images Someone83 : But do they have freezing fog?
31 Post contains links Alessandro : Yes, located by the Baltic sea, link in Swedish about Luleå, http://www.coop.se/includefiles/MODU...=181&sSideNavn=Vistip&nyhedid=5585
32 B747forever : Today it was -5C
33 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Or at this time of the year, just fit skis and land on the ice
34 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Haha true!
35 Post contains images DYflyer : Maybe they should plan a couple of "A380-gates" on T2 I guess it would be possible to fill a 380 on a few flights. I think frequency is better, and w
36 Longhaul67 : Come on - the A380 to serve OSL? It is just not going to happen. It is not even economically viable to serve OSL with old 767s to intercontinental des
37 FlyingAY : AY fills two MD-11s a day for the HEL-BKK leg, so I cannot see, why some carrier couldn't fill one A380 for an OSL-BKK trip?
38 LongHaul67 : So why isn't it happening? If the demand was there, I am sure airliners would capitalize on it. The fact of the matter is that OSL has always been un
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