Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7791 posts, RR: 23 Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
This is quite suprising since JAL has stuck to Boeing like glue over the years. Would be nice if they bought some though, my guess is they want them for their intra-asia network which needs high capacity jets.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7694 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1713 times:
If I have read, JL is one of the airlines that was most consulted during the pre-launch design process for the A380.
I think JL will have to consider the need make sure these airports will have A380-compatible gates before ordering the plane: NRT, KIX, NGO, CTS, FUK and OKA in Japan; HKG and SIN in eastern Asia; JFK, ORD, LAX, SFO and HNL here in the USA; and LHR, CDG and FRA in Europe. The reason is that a lot of airports don't have gates that meet the 80 x 80 meter box standard for parking large jets.
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 25 Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1703 times:
I'm am sure that Airbus has been pushing the A380 with every airline that they feel they have a chance to sell it to. Even the smallest chance is still worth a shot. The A380 won't be good for the domestic market if Airbus is unable to prove evacuation procedures will work with 700-900 passengers. Will JAL buy the A380, only time will tell. They would have to consider the cost of crew training for a totally new aircraft, new equipment for maintenance, plus the facilities to handle such a large aircraft.
I said this exact same thing yesterday on the other thread about JAL and the A380 and it was deleted for being "flame bait". Let's see how long this lasts.
Airbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1554 posts, RR: 21 Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
Hkgspotter1 isn't a moderator, so cool down. Have you ever met him in real life? I guess you have to to know what the person is really like. No he doesn't need a personality change, he is indeed a nice fellow spotter, you have to meet people in real life to assume what they are really like.
Back to the topic, I think we should watch this space, I hope JAL really do go for the A380, would be such good news for Airbus!
Airbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1554 posts, RR: 21 Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1641 times:
No, Hkgspotter1 is NOT a moderator. I think I would know more so that you, I am his friend in person.
A380 evacuation problems? I believe there are some topics going back a few months ago, but I am sure Airbus will look into improvments on what can be done. They have to meet the regulations, or it won't be allowed to fly, wouldn't it? It would be interesting to see the articles never-the-less, post them, thanks!
Teahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5264 posts, RR: 63 Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1590 times:
I would have emailed you but you don't have any email address in your profile. I really don't want to bring this too much OT but I honestly think the facts need to be straightened out before accusing anybody of anything.
-- Hkgspotter is definitely not a moderator. End of the story.
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