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Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:05 am

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

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Looks small to me compared to an A319!

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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:08 am

That is an A319. UA has not placed any orders for the A318.
 
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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:39 am

where was that photo taken?
 
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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:40 am

It's the angle.

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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:41 am

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

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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Mon Sep 30, 2002 6:05 am

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.
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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Tue Oct 01, 2002 5:25 am

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.


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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Tue Oct 01, 2002 7:41 am

haha, thats a great picture. i woulda never thought i'd see a plane going through a "plane crossing".
 
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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Tue Oct 01, 2002 7:46 am

That is awesome...a plane crossing? I'm gonna have to go to Hamburg!!!
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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Tue Oct 01, 2002 7:56 am

Hello GotAirbus,

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

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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Tue Oct 01, 2002 6:53 pm

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.

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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Tue Oct 01, 2002 8:13 pm

dosent LHR have a 'plane cross' too? search on airliners.net
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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Tue Oct 01, 2002 8:13 pm

Yeah LHR also has one, where you may be forced to stop to allow Concorde to cross the road  Big grin
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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Tue Oct 01, 2002 9:30 pm

Gibraltar has a road across the runway right?

I am sure there are a few more places apart from HAM, LHR and Gibraltar.
 
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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Tue Oct 01, 2002 10:26 pm

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...

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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Wed Oct 02, 2002 12:03 am

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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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Wed Oct 02, 2002 3:03 am

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.

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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Wed Oct 02, 2002 3:05 am

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.
 
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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Fri Oct 04, 2002 7:45 pm

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.

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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Sat Oct 05, 2002 4:08 pm

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.
 
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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Sat Oct 05, 2002 4:37 pm


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.

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RE: Is This A UA A318? Or Am I Seeing Things Too Small

Sat Oct 05, 2002 4:44 pm

Looks like a A318 but its a A319.

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