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Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small  
User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

Is UA getting A318's as depicted by this picture?

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Looks small to me compared to an A319!

(gotAirbus?)-(Got Commonality?)-(Have A Nice Flight!)


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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5037 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

That is an A319. UA has not placed any orders for the A318.

User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

where was that photo taken?

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3719 times:

It's the angle.

redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

It must have been taken at the Airbus plant in Hamburg...
people from Europe will recognise the regos on the cars, somelpace in Germany  Smile

A^A MD-11


User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

Proberbly Finkenwerden, Hamburg. Looks like German plates on the cars and the bus, the flying one - not the minibus on the road, Smile/happy/getting dizzy
is wearing a German reg. and a flag. Looks like D-AVYC.



It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

This shot is definitely taken at the Airbus plant in Hamburg-Finkenwerder. It displays the famous road crossing which connects the runway and the main plant on the right with the delivery center on the left.

It is a Airbus A319, UA hasn't ordered any A318 yet. Additionally, only two Airbus A318 have been built until now, both of them are painted in Airbus Industrie house colours and are used for test flights. A318 deliveries are due to commence in early 2003.


Frank



Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3429 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3365 times:

haha, thats a great picture. i woulda never thought i'd see a plane going through a "plane crossing".

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3354 times:

That is awesome...a plane crossing? I'm gonna have to go to Hamburg!!!


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3334 times:

Hello GotAirbus,

If UA had A318, we would know it, don't you think ?

 Smile

Steph


User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

That is for sure Hamburg, as already described before. I know that in Heathrow there is also a road where planes cross over (BA maintenace?).
And of course Gibraltar where the main road crosses the runway.

Max


User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3036 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3069 times:
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dosent LHR have a 'plane cross' too? search on airliners.net


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

Yeah LHR also has one, where you may be forced to stop to allow Concorde to cross the road  Big grin


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

Gibraltar has a road across the runway right?

I am sure there are a few more places apart from HAM, LHR and Gibraltar.


User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

As many have said, it is Hamburg, D. The cars register plates are clearly German.
Then off course cars move within the country, but if you look at the plate of the black Opel parked on the right, you can figure out that the two first letters are HH, that's Hamburg. (HH stands for "Hauptstadt Hamburg").

Nice pic, we'll have to organize a gathering around there...

Best turbulences


User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Turbulence,

HH actually stands for "Hansestadt Hamburg". Hamburg is not the capital (=Hauptstadt) of Germany.

This plane crossing is used several times per day. Not only planes, but also bigger apron vehicles cross the road.

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Frank



Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
User currently offlineMUC-PIX From Germany, joined Aug 2002, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

HH stands for "Hansestadt". Hanse was a kind of trading contact, you can say one of the first "free trading zones" in the middle age. (or around). There are some cities in Germany, some in Sweden and Denmark - but don´t harm me, if I forgot something. In Germany there were (and wear in their car reg. still today: Bremen (HB), Hamburg (HH), Rostock (HRO), Greifswald (HGW), Wismar (HWI), Lübeck (HL).

In fact Hamburg of course is not the "Hauptstadt/capital" of Germany - it´s only the second largest city. But you could call it Hauptstadt, too, because the "Free and Hanseatic City of hamburg" is one of the sixteen federal states - so it is it´s own "Hauptstadt/capital". The two other "city-states" are Berlin (the real federal "Hauptstadt") and Bremen.

Sorry, little trip into Germany - not in flying, but perhaps it answers some questions.

The street the Airbuses have to cross at the Finkenwerder plant, where the pic was taken, is called Neß-Hauptdeich.

Regards from Munich


User currently offlineMUC-PIX From Germany, joined Aug 2002, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Don´t shoot me: I forgot the city of Stralsund (HST).

If you search the db you certainly find LH aircraft named after this cities.


User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

OK, OK... I stand corrected for Hansestadt instead of Hauptstadt... Sorry for the mistake.
I did not remember it exactly and my German has become quite poor after some years without practice. Actually I didn't know the word Hanse, either, so after having heard the expression many years ago, the word Haupstadt made full sense for me.
Also, I don't know all the names of the german Länder ("Länder"=plural for "Land"), but for sure, I was assuming that Hamburg is the Haupstadt of its Land and not of the whole Germany.

Best turbulences.


User currently offlineN628AU From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

If you want to see an active plane crossing in the US, go to SAN. The Coast Guard has planes cross Harbor Drive to access the runway from the air station, which is on the bay side of the street. Pretty cool seeing a C130 go across.

User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2595 times:


Hello GotAirbus,

If UA had A318, we would know it, don't you think ?



Steph



Nope, had no clue when I posted this...

Actually, my thoughts were like this: "UA places order(s) for the A318 that I didn't know about??" So, that's why I'm here.

(gotAirbus?)-(Got Commonality?)-(Have A Nice Flight!)



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User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Looks like a A318 but its a A319.

-Dmitry


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