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Airbus 380

Tue Sep 25, 2001 7:03 am

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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RE: Airbus 380

Tue Sep 25, 2001 7:05 am

Yes, they should build a seaplane version. That would soon become a floating marvel.
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RE: Airbus 380

Tue Sep 25, 2001 7:09 am

It's ironic then that they'd both become sinking marvels.  Smile
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RE: Airbus 380

Tue Sep 25, 2001 8:03 am

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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RE: Lehpron

Tue Sep 25, 2001 5:32 pm

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...
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RE: Lehpron

Tue Sep 25, 2001 5:37 pm

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

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RE: Airbus 380

Tue Sep 25, 2001 10:55 pm

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.....
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RE: Airbus 380

Tue Sep 25, 2001 11:45 pm

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.
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RE: Airbus 380

Tue Sep 25, 2001 11:51 pm

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.
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RE: Airbus 380

Wed Sep 26, 2001 12:30 am

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.
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RE: Airbus 380

Wed Sep 26, 2001 1:09 am

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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