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Groundservice And The A380  
User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 41
Posted (6 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

I'm a ramp agent at AMS and I recently had a discussion with a co worker about servicing the A380. Some say it would be an operational disaster to service the A380 for a number of reasons.

Any rampers here who have experience with servicing the A380?

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Sander


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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

what are the reasons they gave for it being a 'disaster'?

User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

I'm sure we'd be hearing things from Heathrow, Singapore or Sydney if it was such a big problem.


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User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Can you give us some of the reasons?

User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

One reason was he number of catering trucks needed to cater the a/c for say 500 or more pax for 2 levels .
With servicing most widebodies rampers and catering staff are in eachothers way. They are blocking us and we are blocking them. Personaly I don't have trouble with coöperating with them... Buth instead of being there for a little while in case of an A380 they could be around for the whole ground time. And airlines might be requiring the same ground time for an A380 as for a 747 or a 777.

Personaly I don't see why it would be a disaster as long as you have the right equipment. We use transporters to bring the cargo pallets and containers with cargo or baggage to the loader. But at some stations they drive the cargo and bags alongside the loader. In this case that would give a lot of trouble when the catering trucks are around all the time since they are narrowing the space you need to load as they are often standing right next to the loader.

But I like to learn from the experience of rampers who already dealt with the ground service of an A380.

Offcourse al opinions are welcome...



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

They seemed to handle it pretty well during the test:


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User currently offlinePRGLY From Czech Republic, joined Dec 2004, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2328 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 5):
They seemed to handle it pretty well during the test:

It should have been easy taking the number of " yellow vests" around the aircraft in consideration, in real life, I m sure significantly lower number of ramp employee will be available



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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Well it would have been bit odd if Airbus would have designed a plane that can not be loaded properly, no?

Quoting Aviationfreak (Thread starter):
Some say it would be an operational disaster to service the A380 for a number of reasons.

... would be nice to hear the reasons you came up with with.

As long as you have the right equipment I don't think there would be any major/specific problems with A380 compared to other bigger aircrafts.



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