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User currently offlineAp7570 From France, joined Sep 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

The Airbus 380 will be coming soon, what are your ideas on this soon to become flying marvel.If you have any info please e-mail me.

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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1015 times:
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Yes, they should build a seaplane version. That would soon become a floating marvel.

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

It's ironic then that they'd both become sinking marvels.  Smile

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 963 times:

I agree with a seaplane idea(maybe I'll draw up one and post it here  Smile/happy/getting dizzy). It would really free up traffic since there's an infinite amount of runways space.

I've heard that Airbus claims that the A380 was designed to fit in the 80m. x 80m. square which is the max size most of the major airports are allowed to take. Why then do opponents say it's too big?



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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 907 times:

Lehpron, the answer is in your question...
Opponents say it is too big.... just because they are opponents.
Yes, airports will have to do some modifications such as larger taxyways and bigger boarding gates. But they still have 5 years to do so, and it nothing compared to the introduction of the 747...
Nana...



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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 907 times:

Five years is still a long time...air traffic will have recovered in 2006...so, let people talk and doubt, I don't care.

Regards
Udo


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 872 times:

What makes it a marvel? It's only marginally bigger capacity-wise...and it's slower than a 744.

I'm sure it'll be a success.....


User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 855 times:


Greg, how much slower is it than 744?

It's significance is in the famous figure 17% - the margin by which it's operating costs will be lower than 744's. That's a huge difference in airplane terms, or almost any terms for that matter.


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 851 times:

It'll never hit that 'magic' 17%. I carries 25% more pax with 49% more floor space. Even Airbus will admits it's overweight right now in design review
I think the best they can hope for is about 10% (which would be an average of the most optimistic and a pessimistic numbers....)

That hardly makes its a marvel. Don't get me wrong...I think the plane is fantastic. But it's not the least bit revolutionary.


User currently offlineRm-11 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 836 times:

I really don't understand some people. Why would an aviation enthusiast not want to see an aircraft like the A380 fly? I will admit that my top five list of favorite airliners does not include an airbus (the A346 may move into the number five spot, I have to see one in person first). But I am really excited to see this aircraft go into production.

User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 814 times:

Geez. I thought that you were refering to my user name in the topic and I got nervous.  Smile Anyway. Sadly, I think that the A380 will either never fly or just fly for a few airlines. It will be like the Concord or become another Concordski (TU-144). If indeed it does go into the production process, could we see an appearance at the 2003/2005 Paris Air Show?


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