It must be a typo or something. After all, how can they paint those lines for a plane that is not even launched yet, meaning that they do not know how long it will be. Granted, the forward section will probably be about the same as the -800, so they could probably use the same line anyway.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
N14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 3467 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 26686 times:
The Engineers who designed that hall would have been stupid if they would have designed the hangars only for the A 380-800. But as I said in the other thread, they forgot the markings for the A 380-Udvar-Hazy.
Quoting wolbo (Reply 3): You're talking Germans here. They don't do typos.
keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 26592 times:
Asked if a stretched version (the so-called -900) will be launched anytime soon, he responded, "It is not on my screen for the time being. Lufthansa is not the only carrier which has shown interest [in the -900], but we have to take one step at a time."
web500sjc From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 941 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 25793 times:
Quoting astuteman (Reply 9): Airbus quoted dimensions for an A380-900 when they launched the A380-800.
It was a straight 6m stretch of the original (from 73m to 79m)
why doesnt airbus just streech the a389 the extra meter to the 80m limit of aiplane boxes?, and does this mean scince the a389 will be at the limit of the airport boxes, larger airplanes must either be a triple decker (that would be uglier the the a380) or triple wide (that would be intresting)?
astuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10919 posts, RR: 97
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 25484 times:
Quoting web500sjc (Reply 12): why doesnt airbus just streech the a389 the extra meter to the 80m limit of aiplane boxes?,
Good question. I don't know.
Quoting web500sjc (Reply 12): and does this mean scince the a389 will be at the limit of the airport boxes, larger airplanes must either be a triple decker (that would be uglier the the a380) or triple wide (that would be intresting)?
History suggests they'll just create a bigger "airport box" one day. I'm pretty sure the 80m x 80m box didn't exist once upon a time.
For what its worth, at least two potential customers are reputed to have urged Airbus to consider a "double stretch" of the A380 of up to 85m long. As has been suggested, Steve Udvar-Hazy (once of ILFC) is one, and I believe EK are the other....
Col220 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 22014 times:
Is this picture real? For me it looks like Photoshop. If you look closely you can see a rectangle around the text and the perspective is also not correct related to the other marks. So I think if you will visit the hangar, you will not find there a mark A380-900. (???)
Another argument that the photo is a fake is: Does Lufthansa have the drawings for the A380-900 or do they already exist? If not, where would you put the mark? You could only do the markings by fantasy and you have possibly to change them.
buslover From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 21930 times:
1) LH ordered 15 A380, As only -800s were available, they settled for this model at the time of order.
All aircraft not having started production process could be changed into another version, like the -900 or the -1000
2) LH often did change the original orders, starting form the B707-400
3) LH has already mentioned the rquirement to get a larger version
4) Airbus has the original design for the -900 and downsized it to the -800! That's why it looks a little "compressed". Just wait for the -1000, then you all will like the looks of the biggy.
glareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 21242 times:
Quoting wolbo (Reply 3): Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
It must be a typo or something.
You're talking Germans here. They don't do typos.
I don't know about that but I this is no mistake either. I think that the front of the aircraft doesn't change but LH has probably teken in account that the length of the stretched (and maybe even double stretched) A380 should fit into the hangar.
For me it is not if but when Airbus will offer the stretched version(s). Possibly when the EK production is well advanced so that they cannot change it any longer. Even with the additional investment for the stretch believe Airbus has better chances to bring the A380 project into pofitability with more types. In the long term, that is. And for the anti-A380 lobbyistst in this forum: the business case for the A380 is improving with the ongoing consolidation of airlines and the growing slot restrictions and noise reductions at major airports around the globe.
Just my by the way.
There's still a long way to go before all the alliances deserve a star...
John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 19786 times:
I should think Emirates would have enough clout and certainly A380 orders on the books to convince Airbus to launch the -900. They've literally been begging for a stretched version anyway..haven't they?
BrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 19417 times:
Quoting Col220 (Reply 15): Another argument that the photo is a fake is
Wether it is Photoshopped or not, it IS an official Lufthansa Media release, which can also be downloaded through various official Lufthansa-websites. So yes, Lufthansa seems to be up to something with this.
Never ask somebody if he's a pilot. If he is, he will let you know soon enough!
Revelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 15608 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 18173 times:
The Wiki sez:
In November 2007, Airbus top sales executive and chief operating officer John Leahy confirmed plans for an enlarged variant, the A380-900, which would be slightly longer than the A380-800 (79.4–73 m or 260–240 ft). This version would have a seating capacity of 650 passengers in standard configuration, and approximately 900 passengers in economy-only configuration. In May 2010, Airbus announced that A380-900 production was postponed, until production of the A380-800 has stabilised. Airlines that have expressed interest in the model include Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific, Air France-KLM, Lufthansa, Kingfisher Airlines, as well as the leasing company ILFC.
So surely there is a lot of interest in the streched A380.
I presume Airbus must have released some planning data for it, and that LH Technik used that to make sure their hangar was capable of handling the larger plane.
I doubt that it has any bearing at all on whether or not LH will be ordering A380-900s should they be made available.
They'll order them based on fleet planning, not because someone made sure they'd fit into the hangar.
LHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1798 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17374 times:
Quoting tyler81190 (Reply 11): very true... I would bet that LH could persade Airbus to make the plane sooner, with a large enough order?
Would this have implications for the 748i order? As in, if Airbus were to offer some sort of deal like if LH sells/cancels the 748i order in return for favorable treatment with A380 and possible -900 orders?
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33967 posts, RR: 85
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17257 times:
Quoting LHCVG (Reply 23): Would this have implications for the 748i order? As in, if Airbus were to offer some sort of deal like if LH sells/cancels the 748i order in return for favorable treatment with A380 and possible -900 orders?
No implications whatsoever.
LH will fly the 747-8, as hard as some members (not implying your one of them, by the way) desperately wish they would not.
I'm sure Airbus worked hard to get LH to convert their existing A380 options instead of buy the 747-8, but they were unsuccessful. Launching the A380-900 isn't going to change that.
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: If they are serious about the 747-8i, I really don't see how LH will have any room or market for the A380-900. Unless LH have some crazy (and expensiv
: ? The A380-800 is significantly lager the the 747-8i (30%) and A380-900 significantly larger then A380-800.
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