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Two EK A380's At YYZ - 4/30  
User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3355 posts, RR: 9
Posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9973 times:

Hey All,

I was driving near YYZ when I noticed two EK A380's parked at YYZ at around 3pm. One near where it usually parks at T1 and the other on the apron near 24R/24L.

I know that they are scheduled to fly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so I wasn't expecting to see them at all and saw the EY 77W land while killing time at Wendy's/Country Style so I don't think it's a schedule change.

Anyone one know why they were there?? My guess is a big delay or a diversion from/to IAH as that is the only flight path that would go near YYZ I think.


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User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9819 times:

Apparently A6-EDY operated EK241 Dubai but it was unable to operate the return EK242 due to a technical issue.

Subsequently A6-EDO positioned New York JFK – Toronto as EK7204 after operating EK203 Dubai – New York JFK. The aircraft then operated the delayed EK242 Toronto – Dubai. EK204 New York JFK – Dubai was therefore cancelled.

Source: http://www.theeksource.com/


User currently offlinemadviking From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9665 times:

EDY's nose gear was damaged while being pushed back as EK242. Tug driver jacknifed the towbar subsequently turning the nose wheele beyond its safe angle limits damaging the steering actuators. EDY is still parked on stand H11 being repaired or possibly awaiting parts. It took ground crews over one hour to carefully tow it off the gate around 1am in the morning after a complete off-loading of EK242 was done.

User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1282 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9623 times:

Who handles the ramp for EK at YYZ?


You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
User currently offlinelouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9511 times:

EK hasnt had a lot of luck on the ramp at YYZ. There was the collision not so long ago with one of the service trucks, and now this.


RyEng
User currently offlineTheAviator380 From UK - England, joined Feb 2013, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9208 times:

Who pays for the losses?

User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7172 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9106 times:

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 5):
Who pays for the losses?

Insurance of ground handlers that caused it


User currently offlineBthebest From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8862 times:

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 1):
EK204 New York JFK %u2013 Dubai was therefore cancelled.

Sucks a bit for those passengers but at least there's a second frequency for JFK. Would they have been allowed to operate YYZ-JFK-DXB if the loads were light enough?


User currently offlinemadviking From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8594 times:

Today's EK241 is inbound for 1615 and there are no signs the sick 380 is going anywhere soon, so two 380s on the ground at YYZ again.

I would suspect today's 241 may be bringing in parts and EK maintenance people to fix the nose structure and sign off the C of A. Possible ferry out or reposition to JFK? Interesting that they cancelled Tuesday's EK204. Load must have been light enough to rebook pax on their other flight or interline to other carriers?


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24917 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5453 times:

Quoting Bthebest (Reply 7):
Quoting Quokkas (Reply 1):
EK204 New York JFK %u2013 Dubai was therefore cancelled.

Sucks a bit for those passengers but at least there's a second frequency for JFK. Would they have been allowed to operate YYZ-JFK-DXB if the loads were light enough?

Most non-Canadian passengers would need a U.S. transit visa if the flight stopped in the U.S. which they obviously wouldn't have.


User currently offlinejagflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3501 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5399 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):

Why would passengers need a transit visa? The passengers would not deplane and if they did they would go into an isolated area where they cannot mix with arriving or departing passengers. Technically the passengers should never "enter" the US if the flight was routed YYZ-JFK-DXB.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24917 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5372 times:

Quoting jagflyer (Reply 10):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):

Why would passengers need a transit visa? The passengers would not deplane and if they did they would go into an isolated area where they cannot mix with arriving or departing passengers. Technically the passengers should never "enter" the US if the flight was routed YYZ-JFK-DXB.

I thought all passengers on flights landing in the U.S. and continuing beyond (even on the same flight) required a U.S. transit visa unless they have a passport from a Visa Waiver country or Canada or Mexico? Am I wrong?


User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3355 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4874 times:

Quoting Bthebest (Reply 7):
Sucks a bit for those passengers but at least there's a second frequency for JFK. Would they have been allowed to operate YYZ-JFK-DXB if the loads were light enough?

I think the cancelled flight out of JFK was ferried empty to YYZ and was used to fly the EK242 which left mid-afternoon on Tuesday or even that night. If it had any passengers they flew to YYZ first and then on to DXB where transiting means a "Customs B" check and back in to the terminal.

Quoting madviking (Reply 8):
Today's EK241 is inbound for 1615 and there are no signs the sick 380 is going anywhere soon, so two 380s on the ground at YYZ again.

Hasn't moved as of 6:15 pm today.



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User currently offlinemadviking From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 4351 times:

Still parked on H11. Are they having difficulties with the repair?

User currently offlinecyxuk From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 4306 times:

Evidently they had to charter an Atlas B744 (landed on May 3rd about 1500LT) to bring in a bunch of Airbus parts and a jacking system to raise up the nose wheel to do a replacement or repair.

User currently offlinelnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4111 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):
I thought all passengers on flights landing in the U.S. and continuing beyond (even on the same flight) required a U.S. transit visa unless they have a passport from a Visa Waiver country or Canada or Mexico? Am I wrong?

You're right. Just simply as that.. LOL

1011



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User currently offlinemadviking From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3993 times:

Lots of equipment and activity in front of the 380 right now. Any one know when it will finally depart?

User currently offlinemadviking From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

EDY has relocated from the East Hold parking to be in front of the AC 747 hangar south side.

Is AC actually going to help them out?


User currently offlinemadviking From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3665 times:

Looks like its ready to leave in a few minutes as EK2002, ferry back home.

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10913 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

And gone.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/news46/8710284465/



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24917 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Quoting madviking (Reply 17):
Is AC actually going to help them out?

EK uses AC's T1 at YYZ as does EY. If not mistaken EK and EY (and 9W which AC codeshares with) are the only non-Star Alliance carriers at T1.


User currently offlinemadviking From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

Meant to say was AC going to allow use of their hangar. In the past they have not given EK use of their facilities for repair. Sunwing is the only other non-Star at T1. And its the other way around, its the GTAA's T1 that AC uses as a high paying tenant, not owner. Star members have linked themselves at T1 to maintain the ease of pax transfer with code share, similar to oneWorld and Skyteam members joining forces with their partners at T3. The one-offs such as EL AL or PIA have maintained their presence at which ever Terminal can accommodate them based on gate availability. You may recall both EL AL and PIA were at T2 back in the 80s and 90s but relocated to 3 when the re-construction began.

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10913 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

A picture of the repairs:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJuY0mjCAAILc_4.jpg:large



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User currently offlineScipio From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 852 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 22):
A picture of the repairs:

Look mom, no wheels!  

Cool...


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4872 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Quoting madviking (Reply 17):
Is AC actually going to help them out?

It's common for carriers to help other carriers. Lets not forget QF leased an A380 capable hangar from SQ to repair VH-OQA 'Nancy Bird'.

Quoting madviking (Reply 18):

Looks like its ready to leave in a few minutes as EK2002, ferry back home.
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 22):
A picture of the repairs:

Wow pretty amazing to see a 560t aircraft resting on jacks.

I take it the aircraft has returned to home base?

EK413



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10913 posts, RR: 32
Reply 25, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 24):
I take it the aircraft has returned to home base?

It did, see http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...Y/history/20130505/1400Z/CYYZ/OMDB



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User currently offlineatpcliff From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

I saw this thread and thought hmmmm.....

I was on the crew that flew the parts in. We had a LOT of parts! I was surprised there were so many pallets. The tower quered us about the flight....I think because it was so rare. We landed on one of the Southern runways. I was used to coming into YYZ from the West, and always landing on the runway on the North side of the airport. We had nice vectors East of the airport and North of downtown, and the weather was great, so it was kind of like an aerial tour.

It was a VERY odd flight for us because it was only 0+51 long. We normally due our approach briefings one hour out, so it was quite a rushed flight for us....plus we only had 2 pilots, which is also quite rare. I airlined out of there to the ME to continue my pattern...



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