industrybuff From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2003, 347 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11802 times:
I was around SYD Airport at 2337 last night and watched EK's A380 takeoff bound for Dubai.... due to the runway being used 16R, aircraft had to apply for taxi clearance by 2300 airborne time after that is fine.. I was listening to tower frequency and EK did not apply for push clearance at all ... let alone prior to 2300... they commenced taxi at 2328 and commenced takeoff roll at 2337. Can anyone else confirm this ???
Interesting times... suspect EK will receive an infringement for this issue !
Considering all of the evening departures couldn't be serviced by ground staff from approximately 20:30 till 22:00 I highly doubt EK,EY,CX,QF,PR,VA & all other effected carriers will receive an infringement...
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KFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9054 times:
A6-EDN apparently diverted to CMB for fuel. Pics could be found here First A380 Lands In Sri Lanka (by KFlyer Jan 9 2012 in Civil Aviation) Perhaps the aircraft had some wait while taxiing which consumed fuel? Or did crew run out of time (unlikely as they must be having another set of crew on board for journies of this stage length)?
[Edited 2012-01-09 07:47:43]
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RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10071 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8473 times:
If the airport was in ground stop and the ramp closed, it is possible that they couldn't get fueling equipment in place to fully fuel the airplane in SYD as they were rushing ahead of the curfew.
I've seen it happen when on rare occasion an airplane will dispatch without enough fuel for its destination and file an amended flight plan to make a stopover for fuel. This usually happens when something is preventing aircraft from being fully fueled. An example was at MIA when they had their fuel station fire and while fueling was possible it would take hours to fill a widebody with fuel. However making it all the way to CMB isn't typical if the problem was fueling equipment and availability at SYD. Usually it would be a quick stopover at an airport close by.
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I departed from CMB last night and saw the EK A380 there. From what I heard ground staff talking about, the diversion was due to a pax getting ill (medical). Just what I heard, nothing official in this.
boysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6353 times:
Quoting EK413 (Reply 2): Considering all of the evening departures couldn't be serviced by ground staff from approximately 20:30 till 22:00 I highly doubt EK,EY,CX,QF,PR,VA & all other effected carriers will receive an infringement...