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LHR A380 Spotters Delight (due QF A380)  
User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Posted (3 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8690 times:

Due to an mx issue there will be 3 QF A380s in LHR tomorrow. They won't be parked up together, but along with SQ and EKs A380s there should be at least 5 there tomorrow (Monday) possibly also on Tuesday too.

[Edited 2011-09-04 16:56:17]


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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13120 posts, RR: 100
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8384 times:
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Quoting Zkpilot (Thread starter):
They won't be parked up together, but along with SQ and EKs A380s there should be at least 5 there tomorrow (Monday) possibly also on Tuesday too.

Lucky LHR.  

I thought LAX would be there by now. Thankfully the production rate is rising.

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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3254 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7855 times:

Quoting Zkpilot (Thread starter):
They won't be parked up together, but along with SQ and EKs A380s there should be at least 5 there tomorrow (Monday) possibly also on Tuesday too.

Seven then?
SQ have 2 / 3 daily flights on the A380
EK have 2 / 5 daily flights on the A380
QF would have 3 / 4 daily

There are four A380 stands on T3 so shouldn't be an issue.


User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5563 times:

There were 7 counted at LHR yesterday (Sunday, Sep 4th) as F-WWDD joined the regular 6 over at the BA Family day...

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User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5137 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 2):
There are four A380 stands on T3 so shouldn't be an issue.

Don't get confused with gates and stands. Currently there are four active A380 GATES at terminal 3, but quite a few A380 remote stands dotted all over the airport - ours are parked at 594/595/596 daily. We have parked them at T4 and T2 remote stands at irregular intervals too. Over at T5 there are quite a few gates that are A380 compatible but have not been used/tested as yet in that capacity.

pAnmAn


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10895 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4624 times:

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 3):
There were 7 counted at LHR yesterday (Sunday, Sep 4th) as F-WWDD joined the regular 6 over at the BA Family day...

Yes and Saturday was BA Executive Club day out to see the airplanes. Concorde G-BOAB was taken out of the pen and shown out in the open for the weekend.

The Airbus colours 380 was a nice addition to the group. Those invited got to tour the inside complete with water tanks and onboard electronics. The perfect testing machine.

Many 380s are coming in and out of LHR nowadays and there will be many more to come. They have become quite a common sight yet still impressive to watch at landing and taxiing with their massive wings.

I arrived at LHR from Singapore on flight SQ 308 on board 9V-SKB first commercial A380 to fly into a European airport. It was also the first long haul flown by the aircraft commercially. Took us 13 hours and 30 minutes from take off to landing. There was quite a party atmosphere on board. Truly unforgettable.

Now there are many many passengers taking off and landing at Heathrow on board A380s with many more to come!

  



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