TIMC
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Will The A380 Visit MAN?

Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:54 am

Does anyone know if there are any visits planned?

Obviously not commercially, just for proof-of-concept or anything?

Would love to be in the Airport pub and see it come gliding in... Big grin
 
ABfemme
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:27 am

Hi
I know for sure that the A380 will be coming into LHR at the beginning of December for airport compatibility tests etc not heard if MAN is included in it's itinery. I'd be in the beer garden too if it did visit !!
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stu1978
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:11 am

Would be great to see it at MAN if it visited for test's etc.

Be great to get up close and personal with one of those beast's at the 24L line up.

Well worth a sickie for.

stu
 
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:14 am

The topic is a bit misleading, I thought it had actually visited MAN. I don´t want to destroy your dreams, but to my knowledge, no visit at MAN is planned.
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mhodgson
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:42 am

I don't think MAN is one of the 'official' A380 first or second phase airports (which were expanding facilities specifically for the A380), and so as yet is off the A380 radar.
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Ari
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:43 am

Where will VS fly there 380s from?!

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airways45
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:47 am

I think the A340-600 visited Manchester as part of its trials - seem to remember it flew a non-stop long haul route full of volunteers who were testing the cabin, galley, air conditioning etc.

As a point, I've heard rumours that the taxiway running past the aviation viewing park would need to be widened for A380 ops at Manchester. This could possibly threaten the viewing park which would have to move.

So, upshot, maybe we don't want it at Manchester just yet! Fly past would be nice though.

Also, A380 is bound to come to Airbus UK at Brougton / fly past for the folks that make those massive wings.

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Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:52 am

Quoting Ari (Reply 5):
Where will VS fly there 380s from?!

IIRC, VS will base their A380s at LHR.

-Gofly  Smile
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David_itl
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:39 am

Quoting Airways45 (Reply 6):
This could possibly threaten the viewing park which would have to move.

The viewing park will move in the medium term; prospective EK ops from 2007 or so (but perhaps delayed if they go 3 daily).

David
 
ABfemme
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:51 am

Changing the subject slightly, I heard the viewing park at MAN is to be closed, not sure exactly when, anyone else heard that ? (can't remember where I read it)
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widebodiedlee
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Will The A380 Visit MAN?

Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:05 am

Quoting Stu1978 (Reply 2):



Quoting Stu1978 (Reply 2):
Be great to get up close and personal with one of those beast's at the 24L line up.

When the A380 does come into MAN it will operate from Runway 1 only ie 24R/06L.

BTW due to magnetic variance MANs runway designation will change in 2007 to 23/05

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Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:14 am

Will pay a visit to MAN when BAW will buy it !!!!!!!!!
 
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:16 am

If BA buy the A380, Manchester is the last place you would ever see it!  Wink

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BAtriple7
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:20 am

well no actually, you would see it when it busts an engine flying back from LAX and has to land in MAN...if it's being flown by the world's favourite airline...  Wink
 
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:24 am

Yes can see it now, British Airways the first airline to fly a fully laden A380 on 3 engines across the Atlantic. Much to the frustation of the FAA  Wink

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Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:26 pm

MAN would be the logical diversion for A380s for LHR, but if it isn't ready then they would have to divert to somewhere like FRA. Aircraft can't make Cat 3B landings from day one, so in the early days diversions are quite likely.
 
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:38 pm

SQ were considering send it up to MAN for a visit purely as a PR exercise once they have it operating into LHR.
 
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:06 pm

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 1):
Hi
I know for sure that the A380 will be coming into LHR at the beginning of December for airport compatibility tests etc

Have you got a link or know which date. I might make my way there and see it!

I am waiting for it to come to Filton..my aunt lives at the end of the runway!

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Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:07 pm

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 1):
Hi
I know for sure that the A380 will be coming into LHR at the beginning of December for airport compatibility tests

Does anyone has some more colour on that?

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Will The A380 Visit MAN?

Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:13 pm

Any ideas when (LHR) in December? What about LGW?
 
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:23 pm

MAN is probably a very low priority right now. any A380 flights will either be to certain key airports for tests or those which have a marketing purpose in the respect that a potential key buyer is located there - the likes of JNB for example on both counts. MAN fits on neither count i'm afraid.

Once delveries start then an A380 at MAn is more likely.
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:41 pm

Heard some rumours that the A380 would visit Chester (Airbus/BAe) and East Midlands (Rolls Royce) sometime soon
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Will The A380 Visit MAN?

Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:08 am

The last new Airbus did flypasts of the RR plant in Hucknall, wonder if the same is planned for the 380??

Anyone have any firm dates on LHR?

Can't see MAN being used anytime soon tho!

Pity Viewing at LHR is so poor!
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MikeStanton
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Will The A380 Visit MAN?

Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:34 am

Yes please, if anyone knows any approx dates for the 380's first appearance at LHR please do lets us know! I just hope runways 27 left or right are being used as I will have a good chance of getting a first in the flesh glimpse  Smile
 
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Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:37 am

I would be following her with a Cessna 421.
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Will The A380 Visit MAN?

Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:26 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 21):
Heard some rumours that the A380 would visit Chester (Airbus/BAe) and East Midlands (Rolls Royce) sometime soon

Current rumour for A380 visit to Broughton/Hawarden is early to mid-June 2006. There is supposed to be a 'Friends & Family' day around then. During the last one in 2004, the A340-600 paid a visit.
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DavidT
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Will The A380 Visit MAN?

Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:12 am

Quoting Airways45 (Reply 6):
Also, A380 is bound to come to Airbus UK at Brougton / fly past for the folks that make those massive wings.

Great for me, I live under the flightpath for CEG Big grin