Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1871 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 865 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...
Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 809 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.
Rm-11 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 794 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.
Airbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 772 times:
Geez. I thought that you were refering to my user name in the topic and I got nervous. 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?