ShortSquat
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A380 At A Glance

Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:07 am

 
ZRH
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RE: A380 At A Glance

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:10 am

Thanks for this post. Here people can see at a glance what the 380 really is. There are so many posts about it with a lot of half-truths.
Specially important is, that with its 20 wheels at the main gear, the stress of the runway won't be higher than of a 777. It is only 35% bigger than a 747. The difference between the 707/DC8 and the 747 35 years ago was perhaps 50%. Because there weren't any widebodies yet in these days, the challenge for the airports to handle the 747 was much bigger.

[Edited 2005-02-21 23:15:23]
 
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RE: A380 At A Glance

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:18 am

Maybe so, but it still won't stop the never-ending new A380 threads......  Insane with this thread just further adding to the band width.

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: A380 At A Glance

Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:29 pm

Quoting RobK (reply 2):
Maybe so, but it still won't stop the never-ending new A380 threads...... %A0 with this thread just further adding to the band width.


You are right. Unfortunately many people prefer polemics and rumors instead of facts.

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