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Vietnam Airlines Negotiating A380 Specs  
User currently offlinekeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6545 times:

The airlines says they airline may have to wait until next year to find out if Airbus can meet Vietnam's desired operating specifications, but "if they can commit earlier we can conclude [the deal] earlier".

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ossible-customer-for-new-a380.html

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User currently offlineju068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6537 times:

That 380 looks just beautiful!
On what kind of routes would they use it?!


User currently offlineflylot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6309 times:

That's a whole lot of paint. I'm also curious, what routes will they use the airplane on? Vietnam Ailrines is expanding so much these days.


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User currently onlinetimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6286 times:

The article mentions that BA are the first airline to get the heavier version with more range in 2013. Is this due to the fact that they deferred their order, or did they defer their order so that their A380's would have more range?

Quoting flylot (Reply 2):
what routes will they use the airplane on?

The article mentions USA flights. I would also guess SYD and Japan?


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6259 times:

Quoting timboflier215 (Reply 3):
The article mentions USA flights. I would also guess SYD and Japan?

Not good news for UA if the deal goes through.

Does the HGW variant(4 ton) add any weight to the aircraft? I would think not.


User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30424 posts, RR: 84
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5987 times:
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VN sure seems fixated on range - first the 787 and now the A380. Are they planning a good bit of C-Market / ULR ops?

User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8467 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5965 times:
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Look's fantastic, hopefully This LOI turns into a firm order.


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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3369 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5662 times:

Simply amazing! Just a few years ago Vietnam and VN were virtual economic basket cases and now they have 787s on order and want a 380. My how times have changed.


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4065 times:

Without a doubt the best color scheme for the 380!

User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 1):
On what kind of routes would they use it?!
Quoting flylot (Reply 2):
what routes will they use the airplane on? Vietnam Ailrines is expanding so much these days.

CDG/France? Isn't the Paris route big for them? Big enough for an A380?



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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3407 times:

CDG should be the first A380 route for VN.
Expect in a few years , USA , especially LAX , when trafic will have growth.
Deliveries should not beginn before 2014.Time enough for VN to build an American network.
Don't forget VN will become an Asian dragon.


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

The following numbers I took from great circle mapper:

SGN - LAX 13,146 km
SGN - SFO 12,614 km
SGN - JFK 14,307 km
SGN - CDG 10,116 km

Except for a direct JFK flight I do not seem problems with the range.


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12398 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 1):
That 380 looks just beautiful!

My thoughts exactly!

They've been talking about US routes for years - right back to the time they first got their 777s, which is quite a few years ago now - and still nothing. I don't think it's a bilateral issue, because access was sorted out and a bilateral signed when Bill Clinton visited Vietnam on a state visit. Surely, SGN-LAX/SFO would work for them.

Is there any chance of a direct route to the UK?


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 11):
SGN - LAX 13,146 km
SGN - SFO 12,614 km
SGN - JFK 14,307 km
SGN - CDG 10,116 km

Except for a direct JFK flight I do not seem problems with the range.

  
The current A380 range is 15,200 km. I would expect the range of A380 to be around 15,600-15,800 km by the time of likely VN delivery--which would make SGN-JFK non-stop possible.

Another possibility is to offer SGN-CDG-JFK, which adds about 10% more distance over the non-stop.


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